Roe vs. Wade

January 22, 1973, in a 7-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that abortion on demand is a fundamental right under the Constitution. How far from God we were then and have continued to be.

It began in the Garden of Eden. Our first rebellion. Our first instance of where mankind determined that it was the definer of what is right and what is true and what is pure. It was in the garden that man decided he would act on God’s behalf. Forget what the command was. Eve decided she would believe what the serpent told her. They sinned. They found out they were naked. In Genesis 3:11 God asks them, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Now here is an opportunity to fess up to what they had done, but what do they do? Blame shift. Adam says it’s God’s fault, Eve says it’s the serpent’s fault. Sure the serpent was crafty, but so what? Adam and Eve has the clear command of God: “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)

They had the pick of any tree in the Garden, but this particular tree gave one the ability to know good and evil. They could be like God. At least that’s what the serpent told them. Eve twisted the command of God didn’t she? She told the serpent that they couldn’t even touch it, but here comes Satan with the lie. “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely will not die!'” (Genesis 3:4)

Satan lied then and he continues to lie now. Adam and Eve did die, and we died with them. Spiritual death is far worse then physical death.

As we come up on the 36th anniversary of one of the worst decisions in American legal history, we need to recognize that as soon as man fell, God provided a means of salvation. Instead of pronouncing judgment on Adam and Eve, God let Satan know that Jesus Christ would crush his head. Yes, there were consequences to their sin, but first there was an avenue of forgiveness. That’s the way God is.

If you have had an abortion, it cannot be undone, but it can be forgiven. God does not want you to live with the weight of that sin on your shoulders. He wants you to place it on the shoulders of the only One that can bare your sin. He freely offers forgiveness through the work that His Son Jesus Christ completed on Calvary’s cross. I encourage you to seek comfort from the Comforter, from the God who was in the Garden on that rebellious day.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Roe vs. Wade

  1. It is not for you to punish others for sins that may or may not reside only in your own mind. Doing so usurps that which is God’s. You are his child not his sword.

    That’s how people get burned at the stake and more people sin by burning others at the stake in God’s name than ever sinners were punished by being burned.

    Your views are minority views, both within the population as a whole and among the Christian community. Religious freedom is a two way street.

  2. Did you even read the post? God offered forgiveness for sin (regardless of what sin it is-to Him all sin is the same) through Christ. Then judgment came. I offered the plan as revealed in Scripture. If you disagree with that, you disagree with God.

    These are not my views, they’re the views of God as recorded in His Word. I’m not at all concerned if God’s views disagree with a secular world – it’s called rebellion.

  3. reddog, it is not for you to pardon others for action that may or may not be clean in your own mind. Doing so usurps that which is God’s. You are not His counselor.

    You have an obsession for medieval torture that sounds unhealthy. Not dealing with any sin in ones life is dangerous. How can people reconcile themselves to God if no one shares with them what they have done to offend Him. Rom 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Yes professing the truth is a way of people hearing the word of Christ and no its not the only way.)

    Your views are the views held by the majority of people with little or no relationship with Christ. Religious freedom is best described by Paul, Rom 10:23 “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable.” Freedom to do what you want does not mean that its no longer sin, or that we are free to sin. Rom 6:15 “What then, Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!”
    I don’t know where on Google earth you found a street named Religious freedom, but the one described in the Bible is a one way street, God’s way. Chances are if the street your on allows you to go anyway you want with out reference to Christ, your on the wrong path and going the wrong way.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s