An Evil Under the Sun

Jesus is life, and the source and giver of life.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. ~ John 1:1-4 (ESV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ~ John 14:6

For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. ~John 6:33

This God and Savior, who is life, also has a deep love for children. In fact, he is intimately involved in their development, and He cares deeply about what happens to them.

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. ~ Psalm 139:15-16

And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left. ~ Jonah 4:10-11

Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. ~ Matthew 18:5-6

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 19:13-14

There is a great evil under the sun in these modern times. Men and women writing and passing laws permitting the destruction of the innocent and helpless babies in the womb—even out of the womb. Adding to this evil is that many even applaud laws that permit such brutality.

A greater evil still is so many who profess the name of Christ, who would say they share His heart, applaud these laws—or will make justifications for not crying out against these laws and declaring them as evil.

In Genesis God tells Cain that the blood of Abel was crying to Him from the ground (see 4:10). Does not the blood of millions of unborn babies not cry out to God? For all who profess the name of Christ, will not their blood be as much on our hands if we do not cry out against such evil?

Let us understand, we are well past the “what if” situations. We have entered an age of celebration of death of the helpless and innocent. This is not a political issue, but a moral one. For all who profess the name of Christ, consider His character, love, and involvement in the lives of these little ones very carefully before ignoring or justifying this terrible evil under the sun.

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