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Christians Vote Pro-Life!

By Bruce W. Robida

Updated August, 17, 2013

Children have been the target of Satan for centuries.

When a new king took power in Egypt, he was threatened by the number of Israelites that were living there. He feared that when they grew older, they would join with his enemies, so he ordered that male children be killed when they were born.  His reason for wanting these children killed was fear.  Often we are told in the Scriptures to fear not, or do not worry.  These are the schemes that Satan uses to justify irrational actions.

"Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country." So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live." The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?" The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive." So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live." Exodus 1:9-22

Since January 22, 1973 there have been more than 50 million children killed in the United States by abortion. In China, forced abortion is the law of the land, where Chinese officials fear large populations, so couples are only allowed to have just one child. There, girls are either abandoned or killed at birth, usually by drowning (infanticide). They prefer boys over girls so that the family name may continue. While the new king of Egypt had his reasons (war) for wanting all of the boys killed at birth, the Chinese have different reasons (population control) for wanting to kill all the girls.  These different reasons are both driven by fear.  Killing children has been a worldwide pastime for centuries, yet few people notice or even care that even now it goes on in front of our very noses and on a daily basis.  What is amazing is that Christians tolerate the practice and even support it by electing pro-abortion candidates for public office, calling abortion a right.  The “right to choose” far out-ways the child’s right to exist, even among most Christians.  As you can see from the previous Scriptures, not much has changed since that new king took control of Egypt.  We will look at more Scriptures, reviewing past atrocities against children, giving further evidence that what took place then, continues even today.  Christians should take heed because God didn’t suddenly have a change of heart.  What was unacceptable to Him back then has not changed.  Coming up, we’ll also see how God dealt with those that murdered, abused, slaughtered, and even condoned these actions against children.

Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. Leviticus 18:21

Molech was an ancient fire deity, of a common type worshipped throughout Canaan generally, and Phoenicia particularly. Under various names, depending upon the city or country, Molech is essentially identical with Chemosh of Moab, and probably Melqart of Tyre. The general name for this type of fire god used throughout Palestine was Baal, meaning ‘lord.’ Molech was the national deity of the country of Ammon, east of the Jordan, or the Ammonites. Molech was also worshipped by the Israelites on many occasions, much to the distress of the prophets. According to Jewish tradition, the cult idol of Molech was made of brass, hollow, and with hands so positioned that something laid therein would fall to the fire below. The practice of laying a child across the hands, and thus committing them to the fire, was termed ‘pass through the fire to Molech’ (emphasis mine).
www.ancientroute.com/religion/godsname/molech.html. (Link no longer active)

Children were once sacrificed to the god Molech by being burned.  Whether they were burned alive or not is not known and is irrelevant.  In our more civilized world, aborted children are often burned in hospital incinerators.  Although they are not burned as sacrificial offerings, they are killed simply for convenience, which may also be called a god.

The LORD said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him. I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech. Leviticus 20:1-5

God did not tolerate His children being sacrificed to the detestable god of the Ammonites, Molech.  Those that would do such a thing were to be stoned to death.  But His punishment didn’t stop there.  If the community looked the other way knowing that this practice was taking place, God would turn away from them and their families, and they would be cut off from His people. 

In our very own communities, abortion is taking place on a daily basis.  We know it is happening.  Some of us speak out against it, while others speak out for it, again, calling it a mother’s right to choose.  And then there are those that just look the other way. They don’t necessarily agree with the practice, but because it doesn’t affect them, they look the other way as if they will not be held accountable for allowing the practice to continue.  If God was angry with the Israelites for sacrificing their children to a pagan god, will He not also be angry with those that are called by His name (Christian) that sacrifice their children for the sake of convenience?  Will He not also be angry with those that look the other way since they could have done something about it!

"The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth; indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but provoke me with what their hands have made, declares the LORD . From the day it was built until now, this city has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove it from my sight. The people of Israel and Judah have provoked me by all the evil they have done-they, their kings and officials, their priests and prophets, the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem.  They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.  They set up their abominable idols in the house that bears my Name and defiled it.  They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech, though I never commanded, nor did it enter my mind, that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin. Jeremiah 32:30-35

God can be provoked to anger and His wrath cannot be very far off.

The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the LORD your God is giving you. Because of the suffering that your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you. Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. The most gentle and sensitive woman among you-so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot-will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For she intends to eat them secretly during the siege and in the distress that your enemy will inflict on you in your cities. Deuteronomy 28:49-57

See what God allowed to happen in those days.  He did not cause them to happen, He merely told them what was about to happen.  If He withheld His protection from them in those days, should He not do the same for us today? 

...and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. They worshiped the LORD , but they also appointed all sorts of their own people to officiate for them as priests in the shrines at the high places. They worshiped the LORD , but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought. To this day they persist in their former practices. They neither worship the LORD nor adhere to the decrees and ordinances, the laws and commands that the LORD gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he named Israel. 2 Kings 17:31-34

Here we see people that claim to worship God while they sacrifice their children to strange gods.  But God says, that even if they think they worship Him, they really do not.

When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family of the house of Judah. But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah's sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him. He remained hidden with them at the temple of God for six years while Athaliah ruled the land. 2 Chronicles 22:10-12

Vengeance was the reason for murder in Athaliah’s heart. Even the life of an innocent child was meaningless to her.

Then on the thirteenth day of the first month the royal secretaries were summoned. They wrote out in the script of each province and in the language of each people all Haman's orders to the king's satraps, the governors of the various provinces and the nobles of the various peoples. These were written in the name of King Xerxes himself and sealed with his own ring. Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews-young and old, women and little children-on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods. Esther 3:12-13

Jealousy was the motive behind killing all of the Jews, including little children.  Mordecai, who was a Jew would not bow down to worship Hamen, so Hamen’s solution was to kill all the Jews since they would be unwilling to bow down to anyone but the true God.

…And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. In all your detestable practices and your prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, kicking about in your blood. " 'Woe! Woe to you, declares the Sovereign LORD … Ezekiel 16:20-23

'Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD ! This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you poured out your wealth and exposed your nakedness in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your children's blood, therefore I am going to gather all your lovers, with whom you found pleasure, those you loved as well as those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and will strip you in front of them, and they will see all your nakedness. I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring upon you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger. Ezekiel 16:35-38

"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you have forgotten me and thrust me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your lewdness and prostitution." The LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then confront them with their detestable practices, for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them. They have also done this to me: At that same time they defiled my sanctuary and desecrated my Sabbaths. On the very day they sacrificed their children to their idols, they entered my sanctuary and desecrated it. That is what they did in my house. Ezekiel 23:35-39

You will suffer the penalty for your lewdness and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD ." Ezekiel 23:49

How long will God be willing to wait for this generation to wake up!  How long will God’s people stand by and do nothing, looking away as though nothing was wrong, but knowing in their hearts that children are being slaughtered every day by the thousands all around us?

They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.  They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves. Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance. He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power. Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin. Psalm 106:37-43

Should God not be angry with His people today?  As He handed His people over to their enemies in the past, what makes us think He will not do the same to us now?  Is there no fear of the Lord?  Has He withheld His wrath for so long that we have forgotten His great and mighty power? 

Satan has been trying to destroy God’s people since he was thrown out of heaven.  Even Jesus was threatened as an infant by a jealous ruler called, Herod.

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." Matthew 2:12-13

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Matthew 2:16

The lives of innocent children meant nothing to Herod.  This king was jealous and became worried that a new King would arise.  His reason was one of selfishness.  These are not Christian traits, but traits of those that are controlled by Satan. 

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. Revelation 12:1-5

This Child that Satan had hoped to devour was Jesus.  Satan is the cause of all murders beginning when Cain killed his brother Abel. He plants these seeds of fear, worry, jealousy, vengeance, and selfishness to the detriment of innocent little children. Is it any wonder that children continue to be murdered by the thousands each day?   But you Christian, what is your excuse?  Why have you not done more to confront this evil that has been allowed to persist in our communities?  What excuse will you give to Christ on that day when you will meet Him face to face?  How can He say to you, “Well done good and faithful servant”, when you looked the other way.  Non Christians at least have an excuse.  They have no knowledge of the truth, and will do things consistent with their sin nature.  So I believe it will be worse for you that know better.  Christians have certain responsibilities that must be carried out.  One of those responsibilities is to defend the helpless.

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.  He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD .  In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies. He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble." His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims. He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees." Psalm 10:1-11

Psalm 10:1-11 could be a picture of the abortionist. So how should righteous men respond?

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9

…wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:16-17

Why should the righteous defend those that cannot defend themselves?

There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent bloodProverbs 6:16

And if the righteous fail to act? Could the following words apply to us today?

This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD , the temple of the LORD , the temple of the LORD !" If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever. But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless. " 'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"-safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD . Jeremiah 7:3-11

There is no question that God has prospered America.  We are the most prosperous nation on earth, even in these tough times.  Not only are we prosperous, but we are powerful.  In our brief history as a nation, no one has been able to occupy, take over, or control us.  We are a sovereign nation and need no outside influence to exist peacefully in a world racked with wars and rumors of wars, although there have been attempts in the past.  And most recently, fanatical Muslim extremists have declared war on us by attacking us in our own land.  No matter how you feel about the war with Iraq, no one can deny that Islamic terrorists are attempting to take control of the world by force, even our own country.  Could this be a wake-up call for those that are called by God’s name?  Is He beginning to deal with us over the issues of abortion, adultery, homosexuality, and idolatry?  If so, it is not the fault of non-Christians.  The fault lies within the Church of Jesus Christ.  The abortion rate in the Church is no different from the abortion rate outside of the Church.  The same can be said for divorce and adultery.  Many Christians are more loyal to their priest, pastor, preacher, etc., than they are to Christ. This is called idolatry.  This is a form of idol worship.  And we are now seeing more and more openly gay churches and ministers of these churches calling God a liar by excusing their sin of homosexuality and calling it good rather than confessing it as sin.

After September 11th, 2001, many people of different faiths and denominations came together to pray.  Stadiums were filled with these people, praying together to the god of their choice.  Jews, Muslims, and many Christian denominations, including Roman Catholics, prayed side-by-side, hoping that God will hear them.  But consider what He says about those that are called by His name.

"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:13-15

Who are God’s people that are called by His name? Christians!  We have taken the name of Christ.  We make no apologies and profess that we are His followers.  In times past, God caused His people great suffering in order to teach them a lesson.  And then He told them what they had to do in order for Him to hear their prayers, forgive them, and heal their land.  There is a formula.  First He says to humble your-self.  Then He says to pray and seek His face.  And finally He says to turn from your wicked ways.  When the Church is capable of doing these things corporately, God will not cause disaster to strike His people, and He will be willing to hear us, forgive us, and then heal us.  Are we waiting for disaster to strike us again before we adhere to God’s formula?  I’m not implying that God caused the events of September 11th, 2001, but could He have allowed them to take place?  Certainly, He could have prevented it.  If we Christians fail to humble ourselves, pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways, we should expect to receive our due punishment as God pours out His wrath on His people.

God, speaking to the prophet Jeremiah said, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5

And the psalmist says, “Sons are a heritage from the LORD , children a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3  

Human life is precious.  God knew each one of us by name even before we were in the womb.  Children are an inheritance from God; even a reward.  Yet, they are used as pawns, even by people that know better. Christians should begin defending children in the womb, even at the embryonic stage (which is just another, yet early stage of development leading to adulthood). There are legal means that can and should be employed to halt the destruction of so many children.  Satan has enjoyed his bloody party far too long while we look the other way.  God is watching!  If we don’t act appropriately soon, we cannot expect Him to withhold His anger.  If we continue to ignore the suffering of the innocent, might we be made to suffer the wrath of God?

Electing appropriate government officials are our responsibility. There are enough Christians to topple every immoral, anti-Christian, anti-woman, anti-child, anti-family politician in this country.  Those politicians that espouse values that are contrary to Christian values should be removed from office and replaced with those that will further the cause of Christ rather than bury His cause under an avalanche of secular humanism.  Given the opportunity, the heart of every Christian should be about the business of defeating Satan’s control over human affairs.  If he can destroy our children before they are born, he will have won many battles.  Since January 22, 1973, he has destroyed more than 50 million of them.  It’s time to turn this trend around.

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