The Sanctity of Life
By Pastor J.D. Link
Sanctity of life means the holiness or sacredness of life. Our God is a God of life. In Acts 17:25, it says that God is the giver of life. In Revelation 4:11, it says that God created all things for His pleasure. Jesus has many titles, some of which are: the Light of life, the Resurrection and the life, the Bread of life, The Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the giver of Abundant Life. God is the creator of life. However, we live in a culture of death. Many people, even Christians, have bought into the philosophy of the world – a philosophy of death.
Since 1973, over 57,000,000 innocent children have been slaughtered in the U.S. as a result of this philosophy. That’s over 1/6 of our population! That’s almost the total population of Italy (61 mil). It’s more than the entire pop. of Burma (53 mil). That’s twice the population of Nepal (28 mil). That’s three times the pop. of Niger (18.5 mil). Stop. Think about those numbers. Let them sink in. It is infanticide. It is a holocaust of epic proportion. We have wiped out – through abortion – what amounts to entire nations! We must combat this philosophy of death with the truth of God’s Word. Only the truth of God’s Word will remove the veil of deceit that hangs over the hearts of so many. Let’s get into God’s Word, and be set free.
In Exodus chapter 1, Pharaoh ordered the midwives to the Hebrews to slay the male babies as they were being born. The midwives feared God, and they refused. They knew it was evil, and reverenced God above the Pharaoh’s command. The law in our nation says that it is O.K. to kill innocent children. However, we need to be as the midwives, and exalt God’s Word above what our government says is acceptable. If it’s not acceptable to God, then it is not acceptable. It is the brutal murder of an innocent child, and nothing less.
In Mat 2:16-18, King Herod also ordered the innocent children from two years old and younger to be slain. Unfortunately, his order was carried out. Our Lord Jesus would have been in that number, had Joseph not obeyed God’s command to flee. It is only rulers, governments, and nations under demonic influence that would condone and legalize such atrocities.
God hates the shedding of innocent blood. It is an abomination (morally disgusting) to Him (Prv 6:16-17). In Dt 27:25, it says the person who took money to kill an innocent was cursed. It says in Isa 59:2-4, that the Israelites were separated from God because their hands were defiled with blood, and no one was pleading for truth or calling for justice. We need to plead for truth and call for justice! Yet, we cannot just declare what is evil; we must also show forth God’s way. We must help support crisis pregnancy centers and other pro life organizations that are helping women (and men) to see the importance of life. There are couples who cannot have children who want to adopt. There are resources available to help you keep and raise your child. Abortion is not the answer. We must also teach our children that sex out of wedlock is a sin against God and their own body (1Cor 6:13, 18; 1Thess 4:3; Jud 1:7); and that abstinence will prevent this from even being an issue.
In Isaiah 1:13-20, God tells Israel that he is sick and tired of all their religious acts, when they have blood on their hands. We cannot sit in church and smile and act holy, when we condone (openly, or through our silence) the slaying of the innocents. Is the child in the womb a real person? Both biblically and medically, there is no question the answer is yes. Samson was called from the womb (Jdg 13:5). Jeremiah was known and called by God even before God formed him in the womb (Jer 1:5). Paul was called and separated to be an Apostle, while still in the womb (Gal 1:15). John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit while in the womb (Luk 1:15, 41). When did The eternally Divine Jesus become The God-Man? When He was born in Bethlehem, or when the Holy Spirit placed the seed of the Word of God in Mary’s womb? We do not have to guess. In Isaiah 49, it is The Messiah (Jesus) speaking to Israel. In verse 1& 5, He says God called him from the depths of his mother’s womb, and that God formed Him in the womb.
In Psalm 139:13-18, King David tells us that God knows us and forms us in our mother’s womb. This could be speaking of physically, but I personally believe this is talking of soul and spirit. God knows who we are, and makes us with our unique personalities and gifts and callings that He has ordained. This clearly makes us a person while in our mother’s womb. A person with a right to be born and live out their God given destiny. We must value life.
God so values the life of a mother and child, that under the law of Moses, even if a man accidentally causes harm to a mother or her unborn child, he could possibly pay with his life (Ex 21:22-25). God makes it clear that it is serious business to mess with a pregnant mother or the child she is carrying. We must stop looking at children as a burden or nuisance. We must stop thinking that children are “punishment”, and holding us back from living the good life. That is a satanic lie. God tells us that children are an inheritance and a reward straight from Him (Ps 127:3-5). That the man that honors God will be blessed by God with children around his table (Ps 128:3-4). That part of the blessings in the first part of Deuteronomy 28 is that the fruit of your body (children) would be blessed. This is how God sees children. They are precious in His sight, and should be in our sight, as well.
Only a calloused, degenerate, sick and satanically influenced society cares more about the life of animals than it does of human beings. When various mammals, reptiles and fish are federally protected; while it’s open season on our unborn children – we have become tragically lost and thoroughly demented. We are at the depths of lunacy, depravity and diabolical wickedness. I wish this were an overstatement. It is not. Let us abandon the deceptive jargon and catch phrases. It is not “pro choice” or “women’s health.” That’s like calling the Nazi holocaust a “pro choice” movement, concerned with “Arian health”. No, It’s infanticide, and many refuse to “smell the smoke” or hear the screams.
Do not be deceived into thinking that the life inside of you – or your loved one – is just some blob of tissue. It is a genuine life – a living human being. A person God knows. Please do not sacrifice your child on Satan’s altar of selfishness and convenience. Here are a few numbers to call: Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center in Boerne – 830-249-9717. Options For Women in New Braunfels – 830-629-7565. Central Texas LifeCare San Marcos – 512-396-3020. God loves you, and your child. If you have already had an abortion, or been responsible in any way, acknowledge what you have done, and go to Jesus and ask forgiveness for your sins (1Jn 1:9). Call on Jesus for salvation and deliverance and healing. Genuine repentance, and faith in the blood and name of Jesus, will wash away the sin, guilt and shame. Let Him make you whole again, and a voice for truth and righteousness.