Has God given permission to kill the unborn?

Jan. 11, 2018 at 4:42 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Do any of you hear the voices of the unborn crying out, "Stop killing us"? Are we being held accountable for the murder of the unborn?

God's word tells us not to shed innocent blood such as in the following Scriptures:

"This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place." - Jeremiah 22:3

"Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the Lord your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed." - Deuteronomy 19:10

"There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community." - Proverbs 6:16-19

Must God visit His wrath, judgment and destruction on America before we will recognize this terrible sin? Do we Americans have innocent blood on our hands?

Psalm 139 tells us when life begins and who is making this life to become a reflection of God's image. Has God ever given mankind permission to kill the unborn? God knows the date set by U.S. judges - Jan. 22, 1973 - that ruled the killing of the unborn for any reason. God's people need to pray to stop the killing of the unborn.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the Earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

John Fisher, pastor of First Baptist Church, Point Comfort


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