“Is abortion wrong in the sight of God?”
If we were to exist as a society 1000 years from now, the people of that time would not look back on abortion as a pioneering tool for a woman’s right to choose. Nor would they see us as a progressively minded and forward-thinking society (regarding the subject of abortion). They will simply say, “They did WHAT to their unborn?”
Yes. Abortion is wrong. Many people I know have had an abortion performed. I still love them. More importantly, God still loves them. God is your dad/mom. A good parent will love their child til the end of the age, even if the child’s actions are horrid.
For most folks that have an abortion, they are haunted by it and usually regret the act, there are some exceptions of course. Some never overcome this “ghost” in their life—the pondering of what their child would now look like or where that child would now be in life as an adult. A conflict is created within because their natural instinct to procreate was countered by their own actions (abortion isn’t natural). But they can overcome this ghost. With repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome things we weren’t even designed to experience in the first place: Grief, Hate, Sickness, anger, Perversion, etc.
When we were created as a species, we dwelt with God both in the physical and the spiritual. He was to be with us as we procreated and filled the earth, but we fell. The physical relationship was cutoff from our Father, yet we are still physical beings. We develop physically, from beginning to end, but now it's without His physical presence. We were so much closer to our Father that in his presence we were protected. Protected from the all the ill effects that sin has on one's spiritual, physical, and mental wiring. Now we develop without his presence, which makes us susceptible to all manner negative influence while we rest in the womb (disease, rebellion, anger, perversion, etc). His physical absence continues as we are given birth and go on to live our lives.
Our Father know we are cutoff from the originally designed process. But He has a way. We have His spirit, the Holy Spirit. Although we are cutoff from Him physically, we continue a relationship by using the common denominator between us and Him…His Spirit. We can return to God because of what He did on the cross as a human being, and we can enjoy God in this existence because He left His sprit on the world so that we can have a REAL relationship with our heavenly Dad. It's His spirit that can handle the things we cannot. It's the Spirit that helps us walk straighter, see clearer, overcome heartache, appreciate peace, give glory where it's due, etc.
His children broke the process. Therefore, the good Dad has cut out a path for his children to find their way back. Many will reject the path, but rejection does not change His truth or His plan for us. I’ve said before, “Even if we believe it's sunny outside, the rain keeps raining.” Our perception does NOT alter the truth.
The Spirit lets us experience some of God's wisdom. It's amazing when you receive some of It. Through the Spirit is the only way we can expect to overcome certain pains and temptations of this existence; Yes, I said temptations---you simply don't have the wiring to resist some temptations, you'll need help. Only a fool thinks he can do this stuff by himself.
Let's look at something as terrible as losing a child; Do you know anyone that's lost a child? If so, how do they seem to be getting along in life. Do they harbor a bitterness or a hollowness? Have they turned to the bottle, or pills? Maybe they've focused anger and blame onto their spouse and eventually divorced. Now think about those folks that have lost a child but they seem to have reached a level of peace and acceptance about it. Of course they don't forget about their decease child or pretend they never existed. That's crazy. So what do you suppose their “secret” is? I would propose to you that those parents have God’s Holy Spirit to help them overcome a level of grief that they weren’t designed to even experience, let alone be equipped to overcome.
But even with God in your life, the problems do not cease. On the contrary, they seem to grow…you become a spiritual target of sorts. But the ability to overcome is given to us through His Spirit, and of course for His glory.
I hope you are blessed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
-til next time.