By Patrick Hawthorne
The freedom of choice… What a wonderful yet terrifying gift bestowed unto mankind by our Heavenly Father. For by choice one can elect to become spiritually alive unto God through Christ Jesus. Or, by choice, one can deny Jesus resulting in a spiritual death which is a separation from God. Of the same matrix, one can choose to either become a giver of life or a deliverer of death.
So, what does our freedom of choice have to do with the devils desire for continued abortions? Better yet, why would this particular arena of debate interest him in the least? The answer is really quite simple, in my opinion. It all boils down to satans desire to destroy the God ordained destinies of as many people as he can.
It is no coincidence that pro-abortionists march under the banner of “Pro-Choice.” Canned arguments and pre-fab talking points of the pro-choice claim that no woman can call herself free unless she has complete ownership and control over her body; including the right to have an abortion. A common stanza sung from the hymnal of the Pro-Choice is, “The birth of a baby is a gift and not a right.” These are lies propagated by satan.
Although I write this late, this post is not for the purpose of bashing and pointing out the sinfulness of those who are pro-abortion. It is, however, intended to awaken the believer in God to the truth that the issue of abortion is a spiritual war that will never be resolved through protests, insults, ridicule, hate, nor violence. For how will they, who do not know God, be able to see beyond sins distortions if not first shown the clarity of God’s grace? Sin distorts, grace clarifies.
The path of the pro-abortionist, whether they acknowledge it or not, was paved by satan beginning with Adam and Eve when he used their ability to choose against them. From there, the legalization of abortion became a simple matter of convenience. If he could halt the birth, he could halt the individual’s ability to fulfill any future callings.
No amount of Bible bashing will ever correct sins distorted views. Only God can change a person’s heart. Furthermore, not everyone wants to be saved and not everyone is looking for a savior. Trust God and He will guide you to those who will be willing to listen. Ask for His guidance to show you those who are lost but who are also looking to be found. Be blessed.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” (Ephesians 6:12 AMP).