Summary: Human life is sacred. Yet it is being destroyed in the womb. In this sermon, Pastor Keith looks directly at this terrible holocaust happening in the United States.
A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small
On December 14, 2012, a 20 year old man with a history of mental illness fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members and wounded two at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.
As is to be expected as a result of such a tragedy, the nation was stunned and was sent into a state of grief and mourning.
The result has been a renewed debate about law and liberty.
It has truly stirred the heart of a nation.
And it was, by anyone’s estimation, a terrible tragedy.
What most people do not consider, however, is that on December 13, 2012, approximately 3,300 lives were also destroyed.
The same for goes for December 14, 16, 17 and everyday since.
Every day in the United States there are approximately 3,300 living babies whose lives are taken in what is called the Pro-Choice or Pro-Abortion movement.
That amounts to approx. 23,000 per week, 100,000 per month, and 1.2 million per year.
30 years ago the Supreme Court of the United States of America handed down their infamous decision in Roe v. Wade making abortion on demand a legal reality in this great nation - and putting into motion the destruction of over 40 million human babies since then.” (Don Jaques)
In the past few weeks, I have listened to a book entitled “Compelling Interest, the history of Roe v Wade”
The audio version had the actual recordings of the Supreme Court hearings, which I was very interested to hear.
I was amazed at the absolute lack in application of common sense which has led us to this national tragedy.
They argued that the state had “no compelling interest” (thus the name of the book), and that the baby in the womb was simply a sub-human, non-personal growth which the mother should be at liberty to have removed - similar to an appendix which was causing discomfort.
NOTE: When we consider the horrid conditions of the concentration camps under the mad dictator Adolph Hitler, most of us get understandably upset.
And most sensible people see what happened under Hitler and understand it as an appalling event in the history of the German nation.
Approximately six million lives were exterminated under Hitler’s rule, which is obviously an extremely high amount.
However, since the adoption of Roe v. Wade, America has seen 6 times this many lives destroyed under the banner of Pro-Choice.
When we really sit and consider the sheer numbers that are involved in this issue, the reality is staggering.
This morning, we are going to examine the tragedy of Abortion from the perspective of sacred Scripture.
The reason for this is simple: It doesn’t matter what my opinion or your opinion is on this subject. What matters is what God has commanded regarding the sacred nature of human life. It is God who gives life, and who gives us the foundation for our ethics.
We are going to see how this action of abortion is not just an affront to our human sensibilities, but is also an affront to the very nature and person of God Himself.