It is clear that the proponents of abortion believe that at any time of the gestation period, it is appropriate. They want anti-abortionists to believe it is for the woman’s health. I saw a notice on the door of an abortion clinic—Planned Parenthood—notifying anyone entering in that if this is an emergency, call 911 and go to the hospital. So, what does that tell us about the woman’s health, really? Is it not a practical method of birth control? Is there not a responsibility upon those who initiate the pregnancy? Where is the moral integrity?
The first of the four eternal truths has to do with the beginning of mankind. Man was not from some microbe in a muddy swamp somewhere in the universe that gradually attained the likeness of a human being over several billion years. Those who think that are very busy trying to convince our children that such was the case. Evolution? Not on your life! It takes more faith that everything we see merely came into being over billions of years without intelligent input than it does to believe in a Creator. What nonsense!
So, we come to the first eternal truth, and that one is that God created man in His own image, then created woman from the rib of the man. This is told in the Bible in Genesis 2:7 and following, where the Word says He “breathed into man the breath of life, and man became a living soul.” A short time later, God saw that man needed a helpmeet and took a rib from Adam, the man, and created Eve for him. Then God commanded them to multiply and fill the earth.
That is the simple truth, and it reveals to us that mankind is the highest of all of God’s creation. It is not unlikely that Satan’s warfare with God would target mankind. It was the tactic he tried to use with Job centuries ago. Therefore, aborting a creation of God in the womb is slapping God in the face with disdain for His reality and purpose.
The second truth follows immediately with the revelation of when life begins for a person. This is told in Psalm 139:13-16:
“You formed my inward parts; for You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
This describes the sanctity of life beginning at conception.
It should be noted as well that no mention is made of an assignment of gender taking place. The gender of the new person is built into the process of conception, and the gender in which the person is formed is the gender he or she is for their lifetime. “No one who by taking thought can add to his [or her] height one cubit [or change their gender],” so Jesus said, basically, with clarifying inserts as indicated.
The third eternal truth stands on the will of God, and therefore, it is unshakable, fixed and sure. See it clearly stated in Matthew 18:14, declared by Jesus:
“So, it is not the will of My Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”
The parable preceding that conclusion was that of the lost sheep and the remaining ninety-nine, how the shepherd seeks that one until he finds it.
Another profound declaration by Jesus is recorded in Luke 14:16, saying, “But Jesus called them to Him and said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.'” It speaks to the destiny of those unable to speak for themselves.
The fourth eternal truth is one of immense importance, for therein is the truth that mankind can never escape his eternal destiny of punishment for his sins unless he accepts Christ as his personal Savior.
That word “perish” in the quote above is also a key word in the familiar John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
The truth is that punishment in the lake of fire faces those who do not accept Christ and repent of their sins. Whether or not “The soul of man never dies,” as the old-time gospel song declares, it is sure that “outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:12), followed by the lake of fire, awaits the unsaved. Matthew 10:28 speaks to that:
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
But John writes, in 1John 2:12, “I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His namesake.” The Lord has repeatedly said in the Old Testament that He would return the Jews to their land promised to Abraham, not in favor of their rebellion and rejection of Him, but “for His own namesake.” That is, out of His own attribute of unchanging integrity. He will keep His justness intact forever, not depending on the actions of man. This statement in 1 John 2:12 has that same meaning, that God will not allow His name to be defiled or profaned as unjust because He judged innocent little ones for sinfulness which they could not confess or repent from.
There is considerable discussion in commentaries and believers alike that claims the soul ceases and is no more, eventually. But Jesus says one who dies without His forgiveness is “cast into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:11-13). It is unthinkable that millions of aborted babies and others not able to speak for themselves would be cast into that place.
King David, after his transgression with Bathsheba, was fasting in sackcloth and ashes before the Lord for his son while their first son was ill. When the son died, his servants wondered why he quit fasting and mourning for his son. He replied, “I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:23b).
The grave is no place of communication among the physical dead; it is the place where the body returns to dust, for 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” That is, for the saved.
The meaning of Proverbs 9:10 again serves to make sense of this issue: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
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