When my eyes landed on this picture in Time magazine, a shock ran through me. I’d never seen what is used to perform abortions before. The caption under the picture said something like “Instruments used for a surgical abortion”, but my mind immediately classified them as something else: weapons of mass destruction. Every year more lives are lost through abortions in this country than in all the wars of our history combined, and since 1973 a number of people (53 million) that is nearly ten times more than the number of Jews (6 million) killed in the Holocaust have been killed with these small pieces of metal.
But as with guns, bombs, and other weapons, it is not the weapon itself that should be held responsible for the killing. It is the wielder of the weapon, the one who uses it or permits or encourages its use. Every year more lives are lost through abortions in this country than in all the wars of our history combined, and there are still those who are fighting to make it more acceptable and easier for more lives to be taken this way.
How did America get to this point? The answer is quite simple. It’s called apostasy. Our nation has largely renounced the Christian faith and Biblical principles upon which it was founded, and the low state to which it has sunk because of this is clearly demonstrated by the millions of human lives it discards each year. For the principle that human life is sacred comes solely from the Bible, whose principles our nation was founded upon, and when people walk away from the Bible, it isn’t long before they walk away from the moral principles that are derived from it and begin instead to elevate their own ideas of man’s “rights” above God’s holy law.
If our nation continues to despise and ignore the instruction of God, it is headed for certain destruction. Like our flag was stitched together with thread, our nation was stitched together by wise men with prayer and Biblical principles. But if we do not keep those threads strong, our nation with tear and tatter, like a flag battered by the wind. Instead of waving as a glorious symbol of freedom and honor, it will hang limp and worn, a tattered rag, the shattered remains of a great nation that was. Because what made our nation great was God’s blessing upon us, and we have no right to say “God bless America” until we first humble ourselves and ask for His forgiveness for populating heaven prematurely with millions of souls whom He created and for whom He had wonderful plans.
In order for our nation to avoid certain disaster, we must change our way of seeing things. First of all, we must see God as the only One who has the right to take life. Then, we must see these unborn babies as people- tiny, marvelously designed people who are the future of our nation, the ones who will be our future presidents, pastors, scientists, artists, plumbers, musicians, businessmen and women, teachers, missionaries, moms, dads. The ones who may someday find a cure for cancer, invent something amazing, inspire thousands of people to live greater lives, bring us closer to God. We need these babies. If we destroy them, we destroy our future.
For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well…Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.” Psalm 139:13-14 & 16