With horror we read in the Old Testament of the Bible about different periods in time where live children were killed under the rule of Pharaohs, kings, and various dictators. We look upon the people of ancient history with disgust for their audacious actions in mandating any form of killing innocent children.
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Moses was placed in a basket and set into the river for an Egyptian woman to find, so that he would not fall prey to Pharaohs orders, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.” (Ex 1:22) Think of all that Moses did (led the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt, led them to the promised land, brought them the ten commandments from God, and more). Now imagine if Moses was tossed into the Nile river like all the other Hebrew baby boys.
In Matthew 2 we read of Jesus’ birth and how in an effort to kill baby Jesus, because Herod knew He was the messiah and felt threatened by Him, Herod ordered all male children in Bethlehem and in the region to be killed. Which would be why the Holy Family fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. After realizing what the loss from the death of baby Moses would have been, what would have happened if baby Jesus was killed with all the other male boys?
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My Cousin Suzie’s Baby Gregory
Moses helped guide the Israelite people back to God. Jesus atoned for the sins of the world so that we can gain eternal life with Him in heaven. This all would have never happened if these great men were killed as babies. We look with disgust on history for barbaric men seeking to kill babies and children. However today, we look at the killing of these children in the womb as something that is a choice, necessary, common and a right. Our culture’s reasons for killing the unborn in the womb are no different than the sinful reasons of old: greed, power, vanity, pride, etc. The only difference between the slaughtering of old and abortion today is the latter is done inside the womb for NO ONE to see how horrific it really is.
Inside of the womb or outside of the womb, these children are being killed throughout history. As a young person, will you speak the truth and stand against the slaughter of children in the womb the same way you look with disgust on the killing of the Hebrew children in Egypt in the Old and New Testaments?
Challenge your thinking and the thoughts of others to see the truth. So is it difficult to label abortion as a moral wrong, or is the issue of abortion black and white?
Dignity of the Born and Unborn,