The following commentary was originally posted in Voices for the Unborn blog. As the 40 Days for Life Fall campaign begins, please join with intercessors worldwide to pray for mothers to choose life for their unborn babies and an end to abortion. Terry Noble, Voices for Life
“Almost all of us would cringe at thought of sacrificing a person’s life for the purpose of appeasing the gods. Modern society associates the phrase “human sacrifice” with brutal, demonic, or satanic rituals. However, cultures that are considered by scholars to be highly civilized, affluent, and advanced considered human sacrifice a normal part of life.” Excerpt from 10 Ancient Cultures Who Practiced Human Sacrifices
Planned Parenthood has become the foremost advocate for killing unborn babies. These tiny victims are sacrificed on the altar of the gods of self interests, career, convenience and materialism. Also, many women are pressured to abort their unborn baby by their boyfriend, husband, family and friends. Planned Parenthood welcomes pregnant women with offering their ‘best’ solution to their unwanted or crisis pregnancy….abortion.
“They did not destroy the peoples as the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs. They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.” Psalm 106:34-38
The 12th-century Rashi, [Rabbi] commenting on Jeremiah 7:31 stated:
“Tophet is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.”
The cries of babies in the womb may never be heard by the abortionist, but their cries reach the heart of their Creator who loves them as they die in excruciating pain.
It’s been said man cannot legislate morality. The 1972 Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision ‘legislated’ immorality. This immoral ruling has led to the killing of over 60 million unborn children.
We are on a slippery slope into a bottomless pit of inhumanity. Down Syndrome infants, disabled infants and adults, mentally ill and frail elderly now join unborn babies as targets of godless members of the medical community that vowed to ‘first do no harm’. Read Doctor’s death sentence by starvation for newborn infant. When man becomes God and determines who should live and who should die, we are all at risk.
“Choice” has replaced God and His laws with moral relativism. For Planned Parenthood and those who support abortion, God’s laws are irrelevant. They ignore His precepts at their own peril. Like ancient pagan civilizations who no longer exist, Planned Parenthood and all who perform and support abortion have sealed their own fate.
Those who support the sanctity of life are on the side of Truth, the Creator of all life, the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who support the abominable practice of abortion are on Satan’s side, the father of lies who comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” Without accepting Christ as their Savior and sincere repentance for their sins, there is no hope of redemption for their souls.
“For the weapons of out warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…” 2 Corinthians 10-4