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Abortion is a “hot-button” topic for many Americans today and has been for some time. “Pro-lifers and Pro-Choicers” square off in every imaginable venue, whether it is in the ivory halls of academia or the hallowed debate hall of government, or even in the living rooms in the average home. Everyone has an opinion on the matter. Some are well informed on the specifics personhood, right to choose and even abortion as a means of welfare. But the problem still remains that “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3. No matter what side of the issue one is on, the inescapable fact is the child cannot be formed in the womb, but by the hand of God: A gift from the LORD.
However, some have concluded that this gift is arbitrary and due to factors of inconvenience or interference, this gift can be mutilated and cast into the waste basket. Never minding the fact this human being, so abominably discarded was a love gift; a “reward” from a kind and generous God. Not to mention this precious human being was created in the image of God and for His Glory.
When considering this issue one has to look at the global community and see with a wide lens, just what is going on. Many countries such as China are executing the fetus for population control; others are using the killing machine for gender selection; but the main reason is convenience. Infanticide is nothing new; it was being practiced as early as idolatry itself. In fact I’ve come to the conclusion that this child slaughter is no more than a sacrifice of the idolatrous to the gods of self-interest and to the Baals worldwide hedonism. God speaks to this sort of wickedness in Ezekiel 16:21, “You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols.”
The reasoning for my conclusions are identified in the arguments of the pro-choice. Hear the words of an esteemed Chair holder in ethics at Princeton University Peter Singer, “When we kill a newborn infant there is not a person whose life has begun. It is the beginning of the life of the person, rather than the physical organism, that is crucial as far as the right-to-life is concerned.” Singer has reduced the life of a newborn infant to “not a person”. Why, because the doctrine of abortion is a doctrine of demons meant to deceive. He has gone so far to say that the already born infant is not considered a person, even up to 30 days after birth.
Although, Singer’s philosophy is more a ramp to launch eugenics, even more primal to the Pro-choice considerations is “the woman’s right to choose”. This is the thesis that the fetus is a part of the woman’s body and can be handled any way she chooses. Is it not true that the fetus is an individual human being with all the prospect of life and choice potentially in its future? The fetus is considered an individual person if the pregnant woman is assaulted and her baby dies as a result. The assaulter would be charged with the death of a person, “homicide”. If found guilty, the assaulter could receive the maximum sentence of life in prison. So, why the double standard? It is clear to me that abortion as a right to choose is nothing more than sacrificing the life of a child to the god of comfort and convenience. By definition this is idolatry.
A more pragmatic conclusion that I have arrived at has been mentioned above, “eugenics”. The definition of eugenics “is the bio-social movement which advocates practices to improve the genetic composition of a population, usually a human population. It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and reduced reproduction of less desired people and traits.” This was a widely accepted movement at the turn of the 20th century. “At its peak of popularity, eugenics was supported by a wide variety of prominent people, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, H. G. Wells, Norman Haire, Havelock Ellis, Theodore Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, John Harvey Kellogg, Linus Pauling and Sidney Webb. Its most infamous proponent and practitioner was, however, Adolf Hitler who praised and incorporated eugenic ideas in Mein Kampf and emulated Eugenic legislation for the sterilization of “defectives” that had been pioneered in the United States.”
Before these human breeders can begin to systematically cull society of all of the “undesirables”, it must first devalue human life. The Supreme Court made that first step for them in the Roe v. Wade decision. As I see it, this world is well on its way to taking the leap from killing fetuses to euthanizing the elderly and the disabled. As the hopes of the eugenicists go, then only the desirables will remain; population will drastically fall and the wealth will flow like water into the vessels of a mutated superior race. This will be the last final leap of human evolution. Yet this is still bowing to the altar of self.
As a pastor of God’s flock there is but one thing I can do with information such as this. Disciple! Disciple! Disciple! From the Word read, practice, and demonstrate God’s unfailing love for man. Reveal the love of Jesus, in the Gospels, for the little ones. Warn the sheep of the doctrines of demons that war for the minds of man. My heart is to preach the Book, Live the Book, and love as loudly as the Spirit of God allows.
Awareness of the spiritual underpinnings of America’s social issues is the beginning of our battle to pull down these demonic strongholds. Saints we have a duty to pray and watch with soberness. This country is on a slippery slope to apostasy. Issues such as these must not be ignored. Yet, we are not without hope. Our God is mighty to save and eager to hear the fervent prayers of his saints. Avail yourselves to prayer and let us sound the alarm to call the body to the pulling down of this and other strongholds in America.
Saints Be Encouraged,
Craig Layton is pursuing a BA in Christian Studies with a Great Commission Minor. He is a conference speaker and Revivalist who speaks to issues from Christian Worldview issues to how to prepare for genuine revival within a body of believers. He is senior pastor of Leary Baptist Church in Leary Georgia; which is presently experiencing a protracted season of true God sent revival.. Married for 6 years to his wife Kimberly, they have two children and two grandchildren. You can follow Craig on Twitter at twitter.com/Pastor_COLayton. And on Facebook at facebook.com/craig.layton72