Common sense and the value of life,

We hear a lot about gun control and the need for stricter laws to stop the senseless killings that take place every day in our country. I agree that something needs to be done. However, on the other hand we have those who favor the taking of an innocent baby’s life by abortion.  Some pro-abortion advocates want gun control!  I know that abortion rights advocates feel the baby is not a real human being until the child is born; and some think it is ok to do a partial birth abortion.  Do you see a problem with this kind of thinking?  It is ok to take the life of baby but we should limit or do away with guns which also take innocent lives.  It seems to me there is something terribly wrong with the thinking of so many today.  If we won’t protect the innocent baby how can we cry out for protection of the children and adults?  We need to be teaching the value of life – in and out of the womb!  We may need some reasonable gun control but how about the control of medical devices that take the lives of the most innocent?

In 2012 about 699, 202 abortions were reported to CDC – this reporting is voluntary and does not include all abortions in the U.S. (www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/data_stats/index.htm)

There is an average of 11,000 homicides by firearms in the U.S. each year. This is tragic! But how about the killing of roughly 700,000 innocent babies – is that not also a tragedy?

We have roughly 63 times as many abortions as death by homicide in the U.S. If we are not teaching the value of life concerning a child in the womb, why would we think that people will recognize the value of life for those outside the womb?

The only true solution for this senseless taking of life is a return to Jehovah God and His word as revealed in the Bible. There we find principles that protect life – life that comes from God.  We try to mask abortion under “women’s rights” but surely we can see the hypocrisy of such.  If a woman has the right to abort a living child then how can we expect our people to have a true view of how precious life truly is?

If we would return to a proper view of the sanctity of life then we would begin to realize that the unlawful taking of life is wrong – wrong in God’s sight and wrong (or it should be) according to civil law.

(The following is taken from an article at tftw.org)

IS THERE HUMAN LIFE IN THE WOMB?

Life begins at conception. If life does not begin then, when does it begin? Where is the evidence to show that life begins later? The baby’s sex, race, hair color, etc., are decided at conception. From twelve weeks after conception until birth the baby grows until exiting the womb, breathes air, and takes food by mouth.

 

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE UNBORN BABY?

The Bible teaches to kill an innocent human life on purpose is sin! (Genesis 9:6; Proverbs 6:17). This is what abortion does!

A study of the Greek word brephos and the way it is translated tells us God’s thinking about the unborn baby. In Luke 1:41,44, the Bible refers to John the Baptist as “the babe in her womb.” In Luke 2:12,16, the word babe refers to Jesus in the manger. This same word is translated “newborn babes” (1 Peter 2:2), “childhood” (2 Timothy 3:15), “infants” (Luke 18:15), and “babies” (Acts 7:19). All of these are from the same Greek word with the same meaning!

God shows His concern for people before they are born (Jeremiah 1:4,5; Psalm 139:13-16). God does not approve the taking of life just because of inconvenience. The right of life and death belongs to God (Job 1:21). We do not have the right to take away life.

CONCLUSION

In order to solve these problems in our society, we must strengthen the home. God teaches this in both the Old and New Testaments (Deuteronomy 6:6,7; Proverbs 22:6; Psalm 127:3-5; Ephesians 6:1-4). Let’s teach the value of human life! (emph. Added) Let’s oppose the taking of innocent human life!

Leon Brashear

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