Summary: Moral Erosion Continues in America
“AMERICA’S GREATEST SIN”
(Moral Erosion Continues in America)
TEXT: Psalms 139:13-16 (NKJV)
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
On September 11, 2001 almost 4,000 people were killed.
They were future leaders of this nation, doctors who could have saved many, scientists who may have found a cure for cancer, evangelists who may have lead thousands to the Lord and they were loved.
Yes, on September 11, 2001, radical Islamic terrorists killed almost 4000 people.
But the sad truth is that many people don’t realize that on September 12, 2001 another 4000 people died … and again on September 13 and 14 and 15.
Every day over 4000 human lives are extinguished.
These are unborn babies- 4,000 each day, 28,000 each week, 112,000 each month and 1,460,000 each year.
I. OUR SOCIETY -- HUMAN LIFE IS CHEAP!
a) The Endangered Species Act
3 amphibians, 56 birds, 7 clams, 2 crustaceans, 29 fish, 8 mammals, 21 reptiles, 2 snails and 42 plants - and their unborn offspring. But not an unborn human baby.
b) Goodyear Tire spent $35,000
…to surgically attach fins on a pregnant loggerhead sea turtle which had suffered a shark attack. A spokesman for the company commented, "We’re doing this for motherhood."
c) A Florida man was arrested for stealing turtle eggs
1) He defended himself by saying that the eggs were not yet "life."
2) No good, he was convicted and fined.
3) To the law, a turtle egg is alive, but not an unborn baby!
d) And here are some fines recently levied by our courts:
1) $4,000 for killing cats.
2) $1,360 and 60 days in jail for torturing and killing rabbits.
3) $10,000 for killing a tree!
4) But no fines for killing a baby - even a partially born baby!
A professor in Duke University medical school once posed this
medical situation -- and ethical problem -- to his students:
“Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have had four children. The first is blind. The second had died. The third is deaf. The fourth has TB. Now the mother is pregnant again, The parents come to you for advice. They are willing to have an abortion, if you decide they should.”
“What do you say?”
The students gave various individual opinions, and then the professor asked them to break into small groups for "consultation." All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion.
"Congratulations," the professor said,
"You just took the life of Beethoven!"
II. REASONS FOR ABORTION
Why are children aborted? The Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood) states:
1% are victims of incest or rape