“And in the process of time, it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering.
5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. 6 So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?” 7 “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” 8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, ” Where is Abel your brother?” He said, ” I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” 10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.”
This is the story of Cain and Abel, children of Adam and Eve. Both brought offerings, one was accepted and one wasn’t. But the part I want to focus on is verses 9 and 10. First, God knew what had occurred, He
knew Cain had killed his brother, and God was giving Cain an opportunity, to be honest with Him. But as we read in verse 10 God told Cain that Abel’s blood was crying out to Him from the ground. Think about that for a moment; Abel’s blood crying out. You know that life is in the blood, both literally and spiritually. We need blood for our bodies to continue to live, our organs to work, and our hearts to beat, but we also need the blood of Jesus to wash us clean and save our souls.
Having said this, I want to address the sin of abortion. I know this is one of those subjects people try to avoid. You are either for or against it. I am totally against it. I cannot imagine what it must sound like in the ears of a Holy God to hear all the blood of these innocent babies crying out to Him constantly. Can you even imagine what millions of babies screaming would sound like? Abortion is murder. Plain and simple. People can yell at the top of their lungs, what about rape victims, or people who have experienced incest? But do you know that the majority of abortions do not happen because of rape? No, they happen because someone had consensual sexual intercourse with a person and now finds themselves pregnant. And they simply do not want a baby now, or a baby with that person. The timing is all wrong, and the list goes on. But whatever the reason it is still murder!
God is the one who brings life, God is the one that caused that baby to be conceived, and God hears the cries of that baby when it is ripped out of your womb, or chemically murdered inside the womb. And His heart breaks. There are many sins, and none of us are innocent, we are guilty even if we think it in our hearts, but today’s topic is about going through with it. Maybe you have had an abortion, and if you have truly repented of that sin and asked for forgiveness, then you are forgiven. But if you were just sorry, and now still advocate for a woman to be able to have an abortion, then you may need to examine your heart and your motives. Why would you want someone else to murder their unborn child? Because your heart has not truly learned to hate those things God hates.
We Christians are called to repentance, and what does repentance mean? Repentance is not a punishment, it is agreeing with God that what we have done is sin, it is deep sorrow for our actions, and a turning away from those things that God calls sin. We recognize that we have sinned, and we see that there is a better way, God’s way. We need Godly sorrow.
All too often we are sorry we got caught, we are sorry because we are uncomfortable, but Godly sorrow goes deep into the heart, and demands a change.
If you are that person who had an abortion, first know that God can and will forgive you. There is no sin that He will not forgive when we truly repent and turn from our sin. You need to learn to hate what God hates and love what God loves. The Bible says that “All have sinned and fallen short.” We cannot undo our sin, once we have done the act, whatever it may be, we cannot go undo it. An egg cannot be unscrambled and put back into its shell. What is done is done, but again we can go to God, be honest about our sin, repent and turn away from it, (do not repeat it), learn from our sin, and be cleansed by Him. Once we have done that, God no longer sees us as guilty He does not even remember our sin, He throws it as far as the east is from the west.
You cannot advocate for people murdering their babies, you cannot decide to play God and commit the murder yourself. If people think that God is turning a blind eye to this horrible black mark on our world, know that He is not. We as individuals and as a nation need to be on our knees repenting and asking for forgiveness. I pray that you will. I pray that you will examine your heart. Their blood cries out to God.
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