The Sixth Commandment

Today, my friends, we have a heavy subject. I actually had three separate posts floating in my head, and I knew this morning around 1:00 am I needed to choose. As this topic happened to coincide with LivingWaters new movie trailer and the early download option, I decided it would be the best fit. I want to discuss murder, in particular, the murder of innocent babies in their mother’s womb, but also the murder of the heart. But first, let me give you some details on the new Ray Comfort movie!

It’s a follow up to the 180 movie and is titled 7 Reasons. The movie will, of course, be free on May 9th and available on YouTube. The trailer dropped today, and also the option to purchase the movie early. It comes with an animated teaching tool and a 26-page booklet for $19.99. They do this before each movie is released on YouTube as a way to raise funds for their next project. Recently I heard from an atheist that Comfort was lining his pockets with money from his foolish followers. It’s true that he could be a millionaire by now, just on book sales, but everything they earn goes back into the not-for-profit ministry. He receives a check from the ministry, lives in the same small house he always has and travels via bike most anywhere he needs to go. I understand that the prosperity hacks make us all nervous, but it’s important that we know the truth about one another before we believe accusations such as that one.

That being said, let’s move on to the topic at hand, which happens to be the same topic as LivingWaters new movie. Abortion has been highlighted in the news early this year, as some states push to further abortion, and others to limit or do away with it. There are a few points I want to make, starting with the idea that it’s not a baby, it’s just a fetus. Fetus is simply Latin for baby, and embryo is Greek for baby. So, when you hear someone use these terms to sound scientific just understand they’re saying ”its not a baby, its a baby.” Scientists, and even most abortion doctors, know exactly what they’re killing, from conception the DNA is uniquely human. As Christians, we know that every baby is made in the image of God, and to kill an image bearer is the break the sixth commandment.

The second point I’d like the make is the most base, hard to type, cold, point that I have. We’re killing our genetic variation. A while ago I wrote a series on genetic mutations and explained that our DNA is mutating at a quick rate, and those mutations are passed down to our children, who create their own and pass it down with ours. It’s a compounded mutation rate, that began at the fall of mankind in the garden. This is why, with each new generation, there are more medical needs. In a hundred years from now, there will be too great a strain on the hospitals. In two hundred years from now, should the Lord tarry, humanity will find it difficult to reproduce, due to genetic mutations. When a group of people remains separated genetic variation is limited, which gives the gene editors in our DNA less to work with. Now we have worldwide travel! It’s a beautiful thing, someone with all the genetic mutations of a small island can meet and marry someone with all the genetic mutations of a big city, and the gene editor will select the healthiest pieces in the genome for their children. I don’t think this is why abortion is wrong, if our genome was perfect abortion would still be wrong. I just wonder why the scientific community isn’t discussing this issue.

The last point I want to make is the reality of the situation. My husband, my hero, is currently working with an OBGYN that takes risky pregnancies. He has kept babies alive far smaller than the ones being killed in abortion mills all over the world. Recently he broke his record for the smallest baby he’d ever intubated. He works nights, the doctor was 20 minutes out, and the baby was crashing. So small, they had to hold the baby and use their thumbs to do compressions. He prayed for God to help him because he had struggled with babies bigger than this one. First try, he was able to intubate and stabilize that beautiful baby. Often times he sees children that were delivered as early as 25 weeks, now coming in for check-ups at age 2, or 3. The parents find him on social media and he gets to watch daily as these little image bearers flourish.

The reality is that worldwide a billion babies have been killed through abortion, making it the number one cause of death. There was a time when Gods people turned to idles and sacrificed their babies on burning hot alters. This is why we read God warning them not to let their babies pass through the fire. We, as Gods people, need to be in deep prayer. We need to pray for those involved in abortions and those performing them. This brings me to the second murder I wanted to discuss. Murder of the heart. Jesus has expressly told us that to hate or be unjustly angry, is murder in Gods eyes. We are devastated by the murder of the innocent, but we must not let that become bitterness towards those in leadership, those doctors, workers, or the mothers involved. For some, that will go without saying, but not for everyone. Many have become frustrated with the continued push towards full-term abortion, and that can lead to hate. I hope the video clips I’ve included are helpful to you all, and I hope you’ll join me in prayer. As always, beloved brethren, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

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