Summary: Abortion The series of messages on End Times for Today will take the words from Revelation chapter by chapter and reveal the blessings that are promised within these pages.
The messages that we have been addressing from the book of Revelation concerning “End Times Prophecy” I will be focusing on a current topic, yet still staying on the current.
This is “Sanctity of Life Sunday” and in the light of the events in Washington D. C. on January 17, 2013 which pushed the efforts to allow women who have had abortions to speak out has hit a brick wall.
The message this morning “Number One Killer in the US” is just one more sign that we are living in the End Times.
Our society’s truth about abortion is continuing to be silenced. The latest statistics show that one I three women in the U. S. will have an abortion in her lifetime.
Abortion has become a fact of life. Only 29% of Americans believe that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned.
There is a big push to have gun control and remove this right from the American people, because of the safety of our children.
However there is a far greater danger to our children than guns because abortion and it is the number one killer in the United States:
Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2011:
• Murder by firearms: 10,828
• Drug Abuse 25,500
• Suicide: 29,350
• Auto Accidents: 32,367
• AIDS: 54,000
• Pneumonia/Flu: 63,729
• Medical Errors 195,000
• Tobacco 529,000
• Cancer: 571,950
• Heart Disease: 734,000
• Abortion: 1,212,400
It is perhaps most widely debated issue in our society today.
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 7-2 decision in Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion.
Since the Roe vs. Wade decision 1973 to 2011 54,559,625 babies have been aborted.
But what does God say about this?
Read Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder.
The Bible tells us that in End Times, peoples’ hearts will wax cold.
Doctors before they begin practice say the Hippocratic Oath, a solemn promise made by physicians upon entering their profession.
What do the doctors say about abortion?
Listen to this: "I will give no deadly drug to any, though it is asked of me, nor will I counsel such, and especially I will not aid a woman to procure abortion."
Do you know where that statement came from?
It comes from Hippocrates the Greek physician who lived 400 years before Christ. World Magazine, p.30 1/22/2000
Pro-abortionists demand that abortion is a right and a woman should have enough control over her own body.
She should be allowed to choose whether to have or not to have an abortion.
In a society so seemingly concerned with individual rights, that would appear to be a valid statement.
After all, we spend millions of dollars each year to protect the rights of animals.
There are even laws that protect the eggs of some animals placed on the endangered species list, but there are no laws to protect the rights of the unborn child.
Some have suggested the Bible does not specifically address the matter of “Sanctity of Life” or the abortion issue.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Bible is overflowing in its teaching regarding the “Sanctity of Life” and the obvious conclusion is that the reckless destruction of life at any stage, either born or unborn, is a grave ill.
“Thou shalt not kill” surely applies to the unborn baby as well at to the developing child or mature adult.
Since the Roe vs. Wade decision over 54 million babies have been slain in what should be the most protected place on earth-the mother’s womb.
The Word of God addresses this and tells us that in the End Times people will be blinded to the truth.
So if you would please join me as we stand and read from God’s Written Word. Turn with me to Revelation 3:15-17
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Revelation 3:15-17 (KJV)
1. The Lord’s Description Of This Time We Live In
According to verse 17, they thought they had it all. He looks at them and tells them they have nothing!
They were proud of their achievements. Jesus calls them “wretched”, which means “troubled”; and “miserable”, which means “to be pitied”.
They were proud of their wealth. Jesus tells them they are actually “poor”. This word means, “destitute and reduced to begging.”
They were proud of their vision of themselves. Jesus tells them that they are “blind”. They cannot see themselves as they really are.