Both this picture and the testimony of a sidewalk councilor got me to thinking about something. There are risk to pregnancy; if we deny that, we are either being deceitful or ignorant. And we know the reason why. The fall!
"To the woman He said,
“I will greatly multiply
Your pain in childbirth,
In pain you will bring forth children;
Yet your desire will be for your husband,
And he will rule over you.” Genesis 3:16
I am absolutely sure without saying this that you are aware of a lethal condition of pregnancy called: preeclampsia and eclampsia. This condition does not develop until the later half of pregnancy, towards the end of the second trimester or the beginning of the third trimester. That being said Dr Coop is correct, there is never an instance in which a baby has to be aborted to save the life of the mother. Do women die from complications of pregnancy? They sure do! :( So how can we both say that women can die from complications of pregnancy and there is never an instance in which a baby had to be aborted to save the life of the mother. It is because of what abortion is. Murder! That is the taking of the life of another human being by malice of forethought. The only cure for preeclampsia is to end the pregnancy, but you don't murder the baby to save the mother. You allow the pregnancy to go as far as possible before it becomes life threatening to both mother and baby, then deliver the baby early, attempting to save both mom and baby. There is never an instance in which a baby has to be aborted to save the life of the mother.
If you have had an abortion or participated in an abortion in anyway which includes I ride to and from the clinic and are repentant towards God for your sin, I want you to hear the good news. There is forgiveness of all sins to those who have repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ alone. God is good, He is holy, and He is just. God is also gracious. How can a holy God allow sinful people into His kingdom and remain holy, how can a just God forgive sinful people and remain just? The good news is that God came in human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. Fully God and fully Man and yet without sin. He is the only man who has ever lived that deserves to go to heaven, but He did something wonderful. He laid His life down for the ungodly! Christ Jesus took the punishment for His sheep and gave them His righteous standing before God. Who are His sheep? Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand."
"For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God."
Christ died and is risen, because He is risen you can trust and expect Him to deliver everything that He said that He would deliver. "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
A slave of Jesus Christ
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