Monday, October 17, 2016

October 18, 2016

"From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God." Psalm 22:10

In Chapter 10 of "Well Versed" Pastor Jim Garlow deals with the single most important moral issue for Christian voters - THE SANCTITY OF LIFE.

It isn't wise to be a single issue voter but there is no issue anymore important that life. What can you think of that's more crucial in selecting a candidate worthy of your vote?

As Dr. Garlow says:

"Let's cut the chase. What does God say about when life begins? This is one of those political or social issues about which the Bible is crystal clear! God's Word clearly reveals how He values pre-born life:

Psalms 139:13-16
Jeremiah 1:4-5
Genesis 25:22-23
Psalms 22:10
Luke 1:44

Even a casual review of these verses will make it clear that God regards life as beginning at conception. When a live sperm unites with a live egg how can you have anything other than a life? You cannot find a Bible verse saying an embryo only becomes a living soul at the second or third trimester.

Old Testament Scripture actually places a greater emphasis on the protection of life for a pregnant woman than for others in society. Exodus 21:22-23 clearly states, "If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is a serious injury, you are to take life for life."

The same people who say, "it is merely a blob of tissue", are quick to condemn and sue a car company for killing a baby when a woman and her pre-born child are killed in a car crash. If a man shoots a woman and kills her and her pre-born baby, he can be charged with two counts of murder for the woman and her baby.

When a doctor diagnosis a woman as pregnant, he doesn't say, "You're going to have a fetus." He says , You're are going to have a baby." In all these scenarios the truth remains constant: from the moment of conception, life exists!

Abortion kills a human being! Watch the daily news and the executions of innocent Christian men, women and children by ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups in heart-wrenching. Equally horrific are the murderous activities happening to the unborn in our communities. Every single day in America, innocent blood runs under the streets of our cities. Again, what does God say about this?

"Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
    does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
    Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?" Proverbs 24:11-12

The Living Translation expresses it even more powerfully:

"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and he knows you knew! And he will reward everyone according to his deeds." Proverbs 24:11-12

Here are the numbers, that you must assume some responsibility for if you have failed to vote exclusively pro-life candidates.
  • 50,000,000 abortions globally each year
  • 140,000 babies butchered every day worldwide
  • 5,700 killed hourly across the world
  • Nearly 100 every minute or 2 per second
  • 1,500,000 abortions are committed yearly in America
  • That factors into 4,100 innocents murdered daily in the U.S. or 177 each hour and 3 every minute.

God have mercy on us!

So, as you prepare to vote it is your duty to carefully research the position each candidate takes on this vital issue of life. There is no way any Christian should ever vote for a candidate who does not fully support protecting the life of unborn children! Never!