With tomorrow being the 34th anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision that opened the door for legal "abortion on demand", our pastor this morning gave us a sermon reminding us of the radicalism of the advocates of this murderous procedure. Yes, I said murderous because it can't be called anything else when you realize that an estimated 45 million babies have been aborted in America alone in these 34 years! Worldwide it is said the figure is now 45 million in one year! So it is a slaughter which no real Christian can support.
Genesis 1:27 says “God created man in His own image". This image has been defaced many times in history, but never more than in the taking of human life for mere convenience. Never has womanhood went further downhill, with the help of man (haven't you heard, it takes two to make a baby?) I know since my pastor and I are men, there will be those sleazy advocates of this slaughter who will chime "what do you know about it, you are a man?", they will say "it is a woman's right to choose- what she does with her body is HER business alone." WRONG!! It's Almighty God's business!
The following is a summary of part of Pastor Ron McCurry's sermon on the subject :
Abortion is mainly about God. Abortion is about God, the Creator of the universe, the Giver and Sustainer of all life, the Judge of the living and the dead, the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the Redeemer and Forgiver of all who trust Him.
Abortion is about God. To leave God out of the picture of abortion is to trivialize it. All things are trivial without God. God is the ultimate reality over the universe. All other reality is derivative and dependent and has no ultimate meaning at all without reference to God the ultimate reality. In Him we live and move and have our being. If we leave Him out of account, we know nothing of any lasting significance about ourselves or the world.
Therefore the message that we have to give is that abortion is about God. And therefore it is not trivial. Motherhood is about God; therefore (and only therefore) it is not trivial. Fatherhood is about God, and therefore it is not trivial. Children - inside the womb and outside the womb - are about God, and therefore they are not trivial. Abortion is about God. The most important things to say about abortion are how it relates to God and how God relates to it.
The Pastor also referred in his message to a Princeton bio-ethics professor named Peter Singer. He is originally from Australia, he is 60 years old, and has been in the heat of controversy for his radical views. Pastor Ron told us about the statement Singer made stating that "pigs are more valuable that human babies". That got me to digging on this guy. He also stated dogs are more valuable than human babies. While many that advocate late term abortion and partial birth abortion want to have them allowed in the last month of pregnancy, Singer goes further promoting destroying young children after they are born if they are found to have no real "quality of life".
He also believes in euthanasia for old folks, though he admitted that his own mother having Alzheimer's caused him to search his own beliefs. When called a hypocrite by some, he stated that having her killed was a decision he was not allowed to make alone. "Others were involved in this situation" he stated.
He believes that homosexuality "is not immoral". He believes bestiality is ok in some circumstances if the animal is "not forced".This is the same guy who has pushed to have great apes recognized as human, because after all, "humans are just advanced animals of the ape family!" I am not making this up! Check the two links on him at this site, and "Google" his name for more if you like.
This man who has many of the same beliefs as the Nazis of the 20th century is gaining a following of other kooks like himself in the 21st century. It is sadder still when we remember that the founder and the first eight presidents of Princeton were ministers. The first was Jonathon Dickinson (1747). Then Aaron Burr Sr. (he was father of future Vice President of the USA, Aaron Burr Jr. (who was later disgraced as a traitor to America).
Burr Sr. was also father-in-law to the next Princeton President, the great theologian, Jonathon Edwards. Edwards died after two months as president. There were other good men to follow. I can't cover them now (see my link on Princeton). The point is that Princeton , a once great theological and liberal arts school, has slid so far down that they would even hire a professor such as Singer. This is, sadly, a story that can be told again and again about once great colleges.
My friend, if you claim to be a Christian and this situation doesn't convince you that America is under God's judgment, I do not know what will!
"And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" ( I Peter 4:18).
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