Summary: Anti-Abortion sermon from the book of Esther... very thought provoking
Haman Is Alive And Well
After Solomon, The nation of Israel split into Israel and Judea
existed side by side for l30 years.
733 B.C. Israel falls to Assyria
633 Assyria falls to Babylonia
587 Judea falls to Babylonia -- EXILE
Babylonia falls to Mead-Persians
exiles allowed to return and
BACK IN SUSA
Xerxes about to attack Greece-—party 180 days
then one week of showing off wealth and power
King gets drunk--wants to show off wife’s beauty
Vashti has to be punished--an example
so men don't lose control of women
Search for new Queen---young, virgin, beautiful
qualified girls prepared for l2 months
One was Esther--raised by cousin, Mordecai
she hid her nationality--Jew
Mordecai informs her of plot to kill king
Haman rises to #2--proud
Mordecai not bow (Shadrach, Meshack, Abednigo)
PLAN--exterminate all Jews
Lied to King- people are a threat
Promised large sum of money
Given signet ring
execution date set--edict
Jews cried out to God
Mordecai told Esther--this is your call
Could not approach King—
Pray and fast 3 day
She went--he received
promised to grant wish
Come to dinner with Haman
Haman pumped with pride
Mordecai did not bow
Decided to kill Haman first--then Jews
decides to reward Mordecai
"parade him with honor"
Haman escorted Mordecai on day planned to kill
Went to dinner
Esther reveal plot to kill her and her people
King is irate--WHO?
King so angry he left room
Haman springs to seek Esther's help
stumbles ---- falls on Esther
King returns--"molest my wife""
Servant points out gallows
Haman hanged on own gallows
This is a story of the sanctity of life.
Haman is best biblical example of one with no concept of S.O.L.
Life had no value to him---except his own
He is all important--others only to serve him or
extinguished like match.
Could take human life as easily as we do a fly
no regrets---feeling of triumph
Set up gallows in front yard so he could watch in comfort and sip
There are multitudes of Hamans today
1 Million members of N.O.W.
Haman built his gallows
They have built gallows--abortion clinics
Bible says Haman approached Xerxes and deceived him
by saying "a People" are a threat to us
we need to get rid of it
for good of all
King fell for the lie.
Abortion advocates have done the same to Uncle Sam
Convinced legislators abortion is good
pregnancy is threat to freedom/rights
in best interest of people to rid it
Haman also promised MONEY-—bribe
Abortion lobbyists promise money, votes
Uncle Sam has fallen for the lie/bribe
Xerxes gave Haman his ring——authority to do his deed
Authority to crush opponents
Supreme Court gave Roe vs. Wade '73
authority to kill babies
authority to oppose the will of God
Authority to disobey the Word of God
Authority to hurt our nation
Jews were seen as slaves--not real persons
just Persian property
not persons--no rights
Roe vs. Wade ruled that
Thus, the Supreme Court, the highest deliberative body in the ]and,
concluded there was no right to life secured by the U.S. Constitution for the unborn. The Court questioned whether the unborn child is really a "human being," and concluded that the unborn is not a "person." And, therefore, the Court said since he or she is not a "person," the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments cannot apply since they explicitly apply to "persons."
They further concluded that since the rights secured by the Constitution apply only to citizens of the United States, and a citizen is defined as one who is "born or naturalized in the United States," the rights cannot apply to the unborn because they have been neither "born" nor "naturalized,"
Haman gloried in his scheme--so proud to see things proceeding...
the day coming
So are abortion advocates--basking in victory
brandishing signet ring
they are riding the wave
But Haman/Abortionists did not do it for...
good of all
good of women
THEY did it for selfish agenda...
hurdle to own selfish enjoyment and fulfillment
THEY BOTH MADE ONE BIG MISTAKE!!!
THEY DID NOT CONSIDER GOD! !!
no concern for HIS existence
God's Word has much to say about abortion
Ex. 20:13--"Thou shalt not murder."
murder= only applies to human life
except to save a life or if God calls for it
Abortionists use the angle—"Fetus" is not person
WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN?
No Doubt Life Begins At Conception
"For Thou didst form my inward parts;
Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fear-
fully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Thy works,
And my soul knows it very well.