Summary: This is an updated copy of my sermon on the Pro Life issue. I have revised it and brought it more up to date.
Sanctity of Human Life
The day started out by waking up early. You see in our house we always decorate the floor with balloons on the kids birthday. I remember getting up early with Becky and blowing up the balloons and scattering them across the floor. After the kids got up I took them to school and dropped them off. As I was on my way home I stopped by the Post Office to pick up the mail before heading off to the hospital and to a meeting. I walked in and Larry (our postmaster) said, “Did you here what happening in New York?” It sounds like a bomb went off in the World Trade Center.
I like rushed home and like many others in America turned on the t.v. to see what was going on. Like many other in America, I stayed home that day watching the event occur. As a watched I saw the second plane crash into the other tower, I watched as they showed pictures of the pentagon. As I sat there glued to the T.V. watching those smoldering towers, and thinking this was the beginning of world war 3, the first on collapsed. Then I watched as people were diving out of the windows. Then the second one came down and the picture of the people covered in the soot will forever be embedded in my mind.
On that day, September 11, 2001 over 3000 lives were taken. They were taken by people who had no regard for life. They were taken by people that thought they were doing the right thing. Those lives could have been future leaders of this nation. Economic geniuses, some may have solved the deficit problem. Scientist who may have found a cure for cancer. On September 11, 2001, radicals believing they were doing the right thing killed over 3000 people.
On September 12, 2001 4000 more lives were taken and again on September 13, 4000 more, on September 14, 4000 more. Every day in America there are over 4000 unborn babies who’s lives have been taken by doctors believing that they are doing the right thing. 4000 each day, 28,000 each week, 112,000 each month and 1,460,000 each year.
On September 11, 2001 terrorist killed over 3000 lives were taken, and the outcry for justice could be heard around the world. We mounted up the troops and went in search for the enemy. When we found them we destroyed them. We cleaned house in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet in America 4000 unborn babies are being taken everyday, but I see no weeping, no anger, and no outcry for justice and no one who cares. The enemy does not live outside the boarders but the enemy is with in.
Now some of you think that this is a political issue. But it is not. It is a moral and religious issue.
Luke give us the words of Jesus himself in Luke 16:13, It states, No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. And God is Pro-Life.
Please turn with me to the first Book Genesis…
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Each time God created something in Genesis he followed it by saying and it was ______.