“What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.”
Isaiah 5:20 NLT
By now, I’m sure everyone has seen the abortion law signed in New York. This is such a controversial topic, but just like my brother Jesus did, I must address these controversial things. Jesus flipped tables, once, because of how his father’s house was being treated.
America isn’t the only place with issues, but it is where I have been placed. America makes a mockery of Christianity at best. Many reject Christ and the knowledge of God. I once did too. But the amount of ignorance is appalling. God even tells us, in his word, that this would happen. In all honesty, I didn’t think I would be living so close to the end. I certainly don’t know the end… No one but the Father does, and he tells us this would happen in the end. After all, a thousand years is like a day to God and a day a thousand years. He is not bound my time.
So, back to the law… I understand that we all have the right to choose and I will NEVER deny it because God lets us choose.I just want us to choose life. We all have a purpose. I know the facts surrounding the law, but the thing is, every case is different. Yes, there are many cases where the baby may have to be delivered early, but I always use the example of the dying fetus. A dying fetus is not dead. Just because a human (flawed) predicts it will die soon does not mean it actually will. This can sway a lot of people to just give up. Working in an acute care hospital, I have numerous examples of how abortion was an option for a dying baby, but the baby overcame. Many may ask, ” who wants a child to live like that?” I would respond with, “God.”
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
Psalms 139:13 NLT
God knows what he sent! You don’t just miraculously bake up a baby that God doesn’t know. He sent it for a reason. Some babies die at birth, yes, but only God knows why. Many people will still give push back because they have rejected Christ and his knowledge. But one thing I won’t do is stop saying what I believe because it is offensive to others. Jesus was found offensive. I do it in love. I’m not judging, I am speaking truth. I am not shaming, I am asking others to choose life. The good news about God is that he died for your sins. He loves you just the same whether you had that abortion or not. He does not shame you and neither will I. It just pains me like it pains God.
Every life has a purpose. Even the ones where the child has to struggle in life. I don’t know the why. Only God knows. I try my hardest to live by what I believe. Most people aren’t used to seeing ALL Christians do that. But this girl right here believes what God says. If you don’t know by now, it’s who I am. I will always stand for what God stands for, no matter the issue, because God is all powerful and all knowing. Who would ‘t want to serve a God like that? I can see all of the responses of those who reject God and his knowledge, but I pray that many would come into knowledge of who he is and what he did for us. He is not some God that sits back and does not care. He is just, he is caring and he is all powerful. I just pray that people would understand that before it’s too late. It’s not a threat, but an invitation.
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Stephanie! This post is amazing. I did see the law that got passed last week in NY and I was not surprised nor outraged. There will not be an increase in people who seek out these late term abortions just because of the law. They have been happening underground for years. Our laws do not change people’s hearts and you have to have a real made up mind to terminate a pregnancy. With that said, I don’t have a problem with the law but I do hope people are exposed to enough Truth in their life that it causes them to make decisions and choices based on Truth and not on what our laws allow.
Thanks for always making me think deeper with your post.
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My question next would be, why are there any laws in place then? Why is there a law to not murder another person? Why is there a speeding law? If laws don’t change people’s minds or at least caution them, we should have none. Just my thoughts process… how far would be too far? Who is the judge of that?
It reminds me of God’s law. We are not bound by it, but it is still there as a reminder of our sin.