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    Surge Summary: The act of abortion potentially violates at least three of God’s major commandments: It is always murder, it often represents an attempt to cover up adultery and when professing Christians support the killing of unborn children, they could be seen as taking God’s name in vain. The only proper response to this atrocity is for righteous people to denounce it.

    by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.

    As the debate over abortion rages in America, with the Supreme Court poised to possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 pro-abortion ruling, I find myself continually wondering: How can anybody claim that God is in favor of abortion? But some do. Or how can they claim that the issue is important, but not really that important?

    The Wall Street Journal reports (6/13/22) on the ongoing split between Catholic bishops on the issue of “Abortion Politics.” The issue is: Should Catholic politicians who are strongly pro-abortion, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nonetheless receive Communion?

    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco thinks Pelosi should not receive it—as Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland puts it, “because it’s really not about Communion, it’s about abortion, the killing of a child in its mother’s womb.”

    In contrast, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego claims also to oppose abortion, but his view (as characterized by Barber) seems to be, that “it’s not wrong enough that you need say or do anything about it or interact with the politicians who are publically promoting it.”

    This debate is not among Catholics alone. A few weeks ago the Associated Press (5/20/22) wrote an article highlighting professing Christian leaders who claimed their faith essentially demanded that they support abortion.

    They quote Kendra Cotton of the Black Southern Women’s Collective: “We know that Christianity supports freedom, and inherent in freedom is bodily autonomy. Inherent in Christianity is free will. When people talk about the body being a temple of God, you have purview over your body, there is nothing more sacred.” Than what—being able to abort your baby?

    Obviously, what is ignored is the sacred nature of the unborn child created in the image of God.

    What does God have to say? “Thou shalt do no murder” is the 6th Commandment. That directly applies to abortion, the deliberate taking a human life, albeit in the womb (hidden from the rest of us).

    Meanwhile, I would guess that the vast majority of Christian leaders in the conservative denominations are clearly opposed to abortion.

    And why shouldn’t they be? We know more today, scientifically, about the humanity of the unborn baby than the Supreme Court did in 1973, when they gave us Roe v. Wade.

    When women see a sonogram of the unborn, they often become pro-life.

    Abby Johnson, author (with Cindy Lambert) of the book, Unplanned, was the Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year in the late 1990s. The very next year, at her own clinic for which she served as a manager, she changed from pro-abortion to pro-life immediately—as she witnessed a sonogram in her own clinic of 15-week old preborn child being aborted. The poor kid didn’t have a chance.

    Today pro-life Abby helps medical workers transition out of the abortion industry into other jobs through her outreach, And Then There Were None.

    Another commandment is that we are not to tell lies. But we often forget that Roe v. Wade was built on a series of lies, e.g., that “Jane Roe” was raped. She was not. Those who advocate the slaughter of innocent babies have no problem with telling mere lies.

    Another commandment forbids adultery. Sometimes abortions are committed to cover up the sin of adultery—to keep it hidden, at the child’s expense. Abortion could be viewed as violating at least three of the Ten Commandments.

    During the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address, he brought out the issue of God and slavery.

    Said the 16th president (about the two sides in the military conflict): “Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces but let us judge not that we be not judged.”

    He goes on to point out, “The prayers of both could not be answered—that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. ‘Woe unto the world because of offenses for it must needs be that offenses come but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.’”

    And we would ask today: How can any true Christian accept the direct violence of dismembering an unborn child simply because the mother has been deceived to think this is her only choice in the matter?

    Every abortion is an act of violence no matter how sterilely it may be presented in the media. Lila Rose of Live Action has documented that violence.

    Those who claim God is on the side of the abortionist who is knowingly killing an unborn baby are not only supporting a murderous evil, but they are likely violating the Third Commandment by taking the name of the Lord God in vain.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

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    Jerry Newcombe

    Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is an on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 31 books, e.g., The Unstoppable Jesus Christ, American Amnesia: Is American Paying the Price for Forgetting God?, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & the bestseller, George Washington's Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback) djkm.org @newcombejerry www.jerrynewcombe.com

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