Had an abortion, or know someone who has? This hot topic comes at us, in the media, from every angle. But how many of those who've gone through this process know of God's deep, strong love for them? Did you know, as a Father loves his children, His laws are designed to protect you? Did you know that while He weeps at the death of every little one, His arms are stretched out toward those who come to the Cross and ask for His forgiveness?
In 1993 Joel Brind presented his thesis, "Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer," at the Association of Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change held in Milwaukee, WI.
Among his findings:
* There is an 800% increase in breast cancer for women less than 18 years old who have an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
* On average there is an 80% increase in breast cancer if the woman has an abortion before a live birth.
* Risk of breast cancer increases with the number of abortions.
* Women who have an abortion before a live birth and develop breast cancer have a greater possibility of having a faster growing tumor with a poorer cure rate than women who have not had an abortion.
Following Brind's report over 20 peer-reviewed medical studies presented similar findings indicating a possible increase in the risk of breast cancer following a forced abortion. One such report claimed a woman's chance of developing breast cancer doubles after an abortion. Cervical damage and sterility have also been connected to forced abortion.
While such studies point out the delicate balance God has placed between creation and the observance of biblical law, the risk of disease should not be viewed as a personal judgment from God. The fact that one increases the chance of individual harm through unbiblical activity only proves that God's laws were intended for our spiritual and physical protection. God loves each one of us and it hurts Him when women who take the life of their child through forced abortion, risk premature death. Jesus invites everyone to live in accordance with His Word, which is "health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones" (Proverbs 3:7-8).
What power seeks the destruction of adults and children?
DEMONIC ROOTS OF ABORTION
Abortion on demand is the demonic Baal worship of modern times. King Ahab and Queen Jezebel led the Israelites in Baal worship and the sacrifice of children in the Old Testament. Ahaz went so far as to burn "his son as an offering" to Baal/Moloch, as did Manasseh (see 2 Kings 16:3; 21:6). Why would people make such terrible decisions? It was believed that human sacrifice to Baal held the key to prosperity. Therefore, selfish people desiring to live in prosperity and ease brought their firstborn child to the high priest, where scholars say the child would be offered as a burnt offering to the deity.
The altar of Baal was in the image of a bull with the head and shoulders of a man. Its arms extended outward and fire belched out from a hole in the chest. The priest of Baal placed the babies on the outstretched arms, where the child would be rolled into the fire. As the child died, the priest and priestess engaged in sexual intercourse, while an orgy occurred among the onlookers.
Recently, archaeologists unearthed a Baal cemetery containing the remains of more than twenty thousand children. The Greek author Kleitarchos described the practice of sacrificing infants to Baal three hundred years before Christ:
"Out of reverence for Kronos [Baal], the Phoenicians, and especially the Carthaginians, whenever they seek to obtain some great favor, vow one of their children, burning it as a sacrifice to the deity, if they are especially eager to gain success. There stands in their midst a bronze statue of Kronos, its hands extended over a bronze brazier, the flames of which engulf the child. When the flames fall on the body, the limbs contract and the open mouth seems almost to be laughing, until the contracted body slips quietly into the brazier."
Ancients were led by Satan to kill their children for personal convenience and gain, while engaging in promiscuity. Modern Baal worshipers-a.k.a. abortionists-slaughter millions of unborn babies every year for the same reasons. Do such abortionists care for the welfare of the mother? Do they warn of the increased risk of cancer? Absolutely not.
In 1973 abortion on demand became legal with the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. Abortion clinics immediately sprung up across the United States, fostering a blood-money industry capable of producing annual revenues in the tens of millions. One clinic employee admitted recently that she made an average of thirteen thousand dollars per month based on a commission of twenty-five dollars per abortion. She compared her job responsibilities to a phone-in boiler room, where each employee sat at a booth answering calls. When a distraught young lady called in, a sales script was read that had been designed to overcome any obstacle that stood in the way of an abortion. The caller was encouraged to come in for "counseling," and to bring the payment for the abortion with her. Once the abortion was performed, the saleswoman received a twenty-five dollar commission. The idea is simple. Used car salesmen and con artists have employed the same system for years.
A GIFT FROM GOD
But the Bible makes it clear that every child is a gift from God. A surprising discovery recently revealed that the Biblical feasts parallel the gestation period of a baby. It seems, once again, the Almighty hid within His Word proof of divine inspiration and a token of His love for children.
FEASTS: In Exodus chapter 12 we find the Passover feast instituted. It was to begin on the fourteenth day of the first month and repeat each year thereafter. During Passover the Jews place an egg, symbolizing new life, on the Passover table.
MEDICAL FACT: On the fourteenth day of the first month the mothers egg appears.
FEASTS: The feast of Unleavened Bread must occur the very next night, on the 15th day of the month, or the feast process will fail.
MEDICAL FACT: Fertilization of the egg must occur within 24 hours or the fertilization process will probably fail.
FEASTS: The feast of Firstfruits occurs next, on the Sunday during the week of Unleavened Bread. It can be from 2-6 days after the feast of Unleavened Bread and is called the Spring Planting of Seed.
MEDICAL FACT: The fertilized egg travels down the tube at its own pace taking anywhere from 2-6 days before it implants. This is the Planting of the Egg.
FEASTS: Pentecost comes 50 days later and, in evangelical circles, celebrates the forming of the Church by the Holy Spirit.
MEDICAL FACT: On the fiftieth day the embryo begins to form into a human fetus.
FEASTS: The Day of Atonement is celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month. Blood is taken into the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle.
MEDICAL FACT: On the tenth day of the seventh month the production of red blood cells is taken over by the bone marrow--the inner sanctum of the babies tabernacle.
FEASTS: The Feast of Tabernacles follows on the 15th day of the seventh month. Jews celebrate God breathing the breath of life into Adam.
MEDICAL FACT: By the 15th day of the seventh month the child is capable of breathing air. He or she is a developed "tabernacle" and can be born. However, to achieve maximum strength the child should continue to grow inside its mother for another 80 days. It can thereafter be born and dedicated to the Lord.
FEASTS: 80 days later is the feast of DEDICATION!
GOD LOVES AND FORGIVES
Yes, the Bible reveals God's great love for children. It also reveals how much He loves those deceived by the abortion propaganda machine. He loves them so much that He gave His only begotten Son to offer complete healing and restoration from the trauma of abortion through the healing power and blood of Jesus Christ.
Like the abortionist, Saul was a murderer and a sworn enemy of Jesus Christ. God's grace saved and changed him into the Apostle Paul. He later wrote:
"For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain?" (1Cor. 15:9-10).
What a wonderful privilege it is to be forgiven. To be able to say, "by the grace of God I am what I am."
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16).
If you've had an abortion, God extends His loving hands toward you saying, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31).
by Thomas Horn
Editor of Raiders News Update
Thanks to Thomas Horn from Worthy News for this enlightening article.