A Sanctuary for Saints and Sinners in Need of a Saviour. Luke 18:9-14
We'd like to share with you some Bible verses that talk about the baby in the womb.
Psalm 139:13-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
"For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, then as yet there were none of them."
Genesis 25:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
"And the Lord said to her:'Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.' So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb."
Psalm 22:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
"But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God."
Job 31:15 New King James Version (NKJV)
"Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?"
Isaiah 44:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
"Thus says the Lord who made you and forced you from the womb, who will help you:‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen."
Jeremiah 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
In the book we're reviewing in our Illustrated Messages called, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, there is a portion in the chapter that deals with sexual sins, abortion and murder of unborn/born children. I'm attaching an excerpt from the message review that was done. To read more, please click here.
"Sexual sins also lead to pregnancy and murder. I'm putting this story from The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, because it bears worth reading again.
" Let me tell you another story. An elderly man, one of my own acquaintance, a man of good repute in our country, had a mother who was a midwife, who was mostly employed in laying out famous women. To this woman’s house, at a certain time, comes a brave young gallant on horseback to fetch her to the laying out of a young lady. So she prepares herself to go with him, and he takes her up behind him, and away they ride in the night. Now, they had not ridden far, when the gentleman alighted from his horse; and, taking the old midwife from the horse in his arms, he turned round with her several times, and then put her up again. Then they rode up and away till they came to a stately home, into which he took her, and so into a bedroom where the young lady was in her labour pains. He then bid the midwife to do her work, and she demanded help; but he drew out his sword, and told her that if she did not make speed to do her work, and without help, she must look for nothing but death. Well, to cut the story short, this old midwife laid out the young lady, and a fine sweet baby she had. Now there was blazing in a room close by a very big fire; so the gentleman took up the baby, put more coals on the fire, and threw the child in and covered it up, and that was an end of it. So, when the midwife had done her work, he paid her well for her pains, but shut her up in a dark room all day. When night came, he took her up on his horse behind him again, and carried her away till she had almost arrived home. Then he turned her round and round as he had done before, and brought her to her house, set her down, bid her farewell, and away he went, and she never knew who he was. This story the midwife’s son told me, who was a minister, who also affirmed that his mother had told him the truth.
ATTENTIVE. Murder often follows, indeed, as something that is the fruit of this sin. But sometimes God brings even these adulterers and adulteresses to shameful ends. I heard of one, I think he was a doctor, and his prostitute, who had three or four bastards between them. They murdered them all; but at last themselves were hanged for it, in or near Colchester. It came out in this way — the prostitute was so afflicted in her conscience about it, that she could not stay quiet until she had made it known. Thus God many times makes the actors of wickedness their own accusers, and brings them by their own tongues to well-deserved punishment for their sins."
The murder of unborn and born children is not new. It's been going on since the beginning of time. Pharaoh murdered the baby boys by having them cast into the sea, King Herod commanded a massacre of baby boys under the age of two when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, China has it's one child policy per family and any other babies born are killed or forcibly aborted, many cultures murder baby girls and the list goes on. What we've read is offensive and barbaric to the utmost yet not new. The lifestyle of sin links with other sins and the murder of the unborn is at its highest in North America. Partial birth abortions of babies between 4-9 months account for over 17,000 abortions performed yearly in the USA.
As I said last week, we can look at Mr. Badman in all his vile sin as a very young man, yet put the mirror to your face as a Christian and ask your heavenly father what sins you're knowing committing. It could be these mentioned or others. The Lord Jesus always makes a way of escape for us when we're tempted to sin, always! You are without excuse. The society we're in right now does not want to call sin, sin. It calls it a problem, an addiction, a situation but not a sin. Jesus promises to forgive us of our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness if we but humble ourselves and ask for forgiveness. If the Holy Spirit has been gently convicting you today as you've read this, I'd ask that you call on the name of Jesus right now and pray to ask for forgiveness. If you need to go to someone and ask for forgiveness or return what you've stolen, do so. Call out to Jesus for mercy and he will be merciful. Maybe you're living with incurable diseases as a result of lascivious living, Jesus can heal you. Maybe you're in an adulterous affair, turn from it today, repent and ask Jesus to forgive you. This message is meant to bring healing, not condemnation. It's the devil who condemns but the Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin so that you can repent. Pray this today with me, "Jesus, I ask that you forgive me of my sins. I confess that I've sinned. I ask that you wash away my sins as far as the east is from the west. I humble myself before you and ask for mercy and forgiveness, not judgement. I choose to follow you and flee temptation. In your name Jesus, amen."
This is a short video about "What The Early Church Fathers Taught About Abortion".