Statistics from Worldometers 25th December2021
- 137,565,316 Births this year
- 41,907,424Abortions this year
Desire to reproduce
Humans naturally value life, we have a desire to ensure the human race continues, according to the Bible explains why please note the words at Genesis 1: 28 “Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.””
We care about life! The evidence is overwhelming. Fetal surgery is possible after 18 weeks and we celebrate this as an achievement of science. Surgeons have saved a life!
In a nearby, theatre another foetus is terminated after 20 weeks because it is not a life. A strange reflection of rationalising personal decision-making.
Ask the difficult questions
When does life begin? Who determines when a moral wrong is a legal right?
Life is so precious we see how hard we strive to remain alive at all costs. All around the Globe charities are fighting to preserve the lives of newborn babies who are at risk of dying a painful and avoidable death, and yet the developed countries are fighting to terminate the life of the unborn. This is creating a social Paradox.
Why choose to Post this on December 25th?
Today over 1 billion people around the globe will focus on the significance of one new life, whether the date is right or not the words of the Angel in Luke 2: 10 “But the angel said to them: “Do not be afraid, for look! I am declaring to you good news of a great joy that all the people will have.11 For today there was born to you in David’s city a savior, who is Christ the Lord.12 And this is a sign for you: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying:14 “Glory in the heights above to God, and on earth peace among men of goodwill.””
This one life had the potential to change the futile existence of humankind. This child atoned for the sins of generations. So at what point did this child matter? Luke 1: 30 “So the angel said to her: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.31 And look! you will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus.32 This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father,33 and he will rule as King over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end to his Kingdom.””
The account explains that once Holy Spirit had acted this foetus was blessed the child’s life had begun.
So let us answer the question properly.
When humans were created God gave us free will, the right to choose. That choice was simple to follow his guidance and benefit ourselves and society or determine what is right and wrong for ourselves.
Now the choice made on a personal level says whether we are prepared to accept God’s guidance and live by his standards or we only want to answer to ourselves.
A true Christian has no second thought, life is precious, when we were created it was clear we were to take care of all life, therefore, with abortion, there is only one route.
Does that mean there isn’t any hope?
Mainstream churches have softened their stance to the Bible standards over the years but does that mean God’s standards have changed? Never.
So why are conditions carrying on like this for so long when it is obviously not what God purposed. 2 Peter 3: 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.
Whilst there is time left for salvation all have the chance to get to know God, to align their life and then share the things they find from the bible with others. How? Take time to study the bible! Examine why we can trust God’s word and develop a respect for guidance that never fails us even when discussing the most challenging and contentious of moral subjects.