Summary: Sanctity of Life Sunday-- A focus on several groups God loves today, inc. the unborn. Link included to formatted text, and PowerPoint Presentation.

“God Love ‘em”

Jeremiah 1:5

One of the most memorable moments in my life was when my wife returned home from an ultrasound and said, “there’s 2 of them…it’s twins!” And thru the next dozen or more ultrasounds we watched them grow, move, and fight! And as we’d look at them on the ultrasound video at home we’d say, “God love ‘em!” And after they were born everyone would say, “God love ‘em!”

I’ve noticed that people also use that phrase when speaking about someone to the negative…matter of fact, you can say about anything you want about someone if you put that phrase, “God love ‘em” after your comment. For instance:

“He’s about as dumb as a post…God love him”

“the poor girl’s as homely as they come…God love her!”

Let’s be clear from the beginning of this message…God does love them! Whoever we’re talking about…He loves ‘em! And today we talk about the unborn, and tonite, more sanctity of human life issues like cloning, stem cells, euthanasia, and suicide.

But now: the unborn…God loves ‘em! For some reason, the fact that the Bible teaches those precious roses kept from blooming go straight to heaven, is little consolation, and certainly doesn’t make it right!

God Loves Them…

Women who have abortions…God loves ‘em!

Certainly a church like this one will have in it women who had abortions prior to being saved. The purpose of this message is anything but to laden you w/ more guilt. As a matter of fact…you are my strongest supporters. You’ve been saved and now you recognize more than anyone here how needful this message is. Don’t let Satan get you down today…Ma’am, you’ve confessed it, forsaken it, and just like my sins, and their sins, Jesus’ blood has washed that sin white as snow.

Men who’ve pushed their ladies to have abortions…God loves ‘em! …sometimes ignorantly, some times intentionally, men have laid conscience aside and encouraged the procedure.

Other contributors to this atrocity:

Supreme court justices who voted in favor of Roe v. Wade…God loves them, and we need to pray they take opportunity to vote differently over the next 4 years…God help some to retire, or die if necessary, and God help our president and the congress to take advantage of the best opportunity ever of reversing that horrid decision!

Social planners like Planned Parenthood who every day advise and encourage young ladies to seek abortions…God loves them. Let’s pray for a major shift in the way that portion of our society thinks. 20% of all young ladies today will have an abortion by the time they are 19! [Focus on the Family website, 2005]

Greedy physicians who put the almighty dollar ahead of their “Hippocritic oath” to preserve life at all costs…God loves them! We shouldn’t kill and threaten them…rather, in love, we should make our case and stand together as the majority that we are, and as it grows, may their #’s shrink!

Owners of abortion clinics who are getting rich off of their chambers of death…God loves them! And tho’ He hates what they do, he died for their sins as if He had committed them, and offers them forgiveness and eternal life in Heaven alongside those whose lives they took. And right now, they live in big fancy houses…I will say that their houses have babies’ bones for bricks and blood for mortar…these should repent before it’s too late, and even they can have a mansion in heaven!

…also: Christians who are pro-choice…Barna’s most recent stats show 45% of America thinks there are some circumstances in which abortion is morally acceptable. 4% of those in our circles [Baptist/Bible Churches, etc.] 33% of other churches which use the term “Born Again” [Christian Church/Charismatic/P’costal/some Methodist, etc.] And 45% of all other churchgoers…same as America’s stat! In other words, the church bears much of the responsibility…God love ‘em!

Does it surprise you that God says He’s Pro-Choice?

Deut. 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: [20] That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

God is pro choice! God made man a "free moral agent" … that is, one who would have to make his own choices. God desires for man to make choices … thus He is pro-choice.

In allowing man to make his own choices God gives man the measure of His Word to help him make the right choice … the choice of life. God not only encourages us to choose life … for God is "pro-life", He warns us that in not choosing life, we have made a bad choice.

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Alan Cobb

commented on Jan 21, 2007

Sanctity of life is an important subjext for pastors to talk about. Thank you for sharing your message in this important area.

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