Bought by the Blood

January 20, 2009

Abortion is a Gospel Issue

Filed under: Abortion,John Piper,sin — cubsfan1980 @ 11:12 am
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The subtitle of this blog is “Devotions Centered on The Cross.”  When this blog was first started it contained excerpts from my unpublished devotional blog and also quotes from different theologians that would bring me back to the cross.  Yesterday’s post might not have seemed like an issue related to the cross, so I wanted to do a follow-up post on it.

“Abortion is a God issue, and I think the first way you see that is in Psalm 139 where it says “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (verse 14). And the language that is used is that a baby is knit together in its mother’s womb. Well who’s the knitter? The knitter is not nature. The knitter is God, which means that what’s happening in a woman’s tummy is that God is at work. God is making a human being. ”  John Piper

One of the first John Piper sermons I heard he was talking about God and made a statement to the effect of, “so many people got very worked up about human rights and forget about creator rights.”  When Piper talks about creator rights, he is referring to God as the creator of the universe and having the right and authority to do whatever he wants because He is the soverign king of the universe.  We are in sin when our lives are not totally submitted to His will and desire.  

God, being the creator of the universe, is the creator of every human life. There is no child that has not been knit together by God and created in His image.  It does not matter if they make it to birth or are murdered in the womb, the Alpha and Omega has set His sights on them and given them a soul.  To murder a child that God has created is to rebel against His purposes and plans for a new life.  It is treason and an offense against God’s good and wise plan, abortion proclaims that God does not know what He is doing by ordaining that another life be born.

 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Jesus in Matthew 25:40

Jesus says that we do unto the least of these, we do unto him.  The unborn are the least of Him, so when an unborn child is murdered, it is Jesus that is being murdered.  It is the Prince of Peace who is being torn apart and dismembered.  It is the holy and righteous One who is have His bones crushed.  It is the lamb that bore the sins of the world that is echoing a silent scream in agony as an innocent one is being murdered for the convenience of others.

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