Today I would like to talk about two laws that have polarized American society. They are separated by over four decades. Yet they are similar in that they both violate the laws of God.
On January 22nd, 1973 the US Supreme Court issued a landmark 7-2 decision in the case of ROE v. WADE. The original lawsuit was filed against then Dallas County Texas District Attorney Henry Wade.
It was filed on behalf of Norma McCorvey. Norma’s attorney filed the case under the pseudonym of Jane Roe. At the time, Texas law prohibited abortions except for cases in which the mother’s life was in danger. Later, Norma McCorvey would accept Christ and be baptized.
Scientists agree that life begins at conception. That means that there is a living human being inside a woman’s womb. Our laws define murder as the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Abortion meets all of those requirements, except it is now lawful . The Supreme Court decided that when they issued their ruling. With the stroke of a pen, they redefined murder.
Exodus 20:13 says “You Shall not Murder”. This is part of what’s known as the “Ten Commandments”. God considers it to be unlawful. Therefore, according to God, Abortion is murder.
To make matters worse, we taxpayers are being forced to pay for abortions. Federal funding for the abortion mill Planned Parenthood is now at an all-time high. They are an evil group that also engages in selling body parts of aborted babies. For them, profiting from the murder of unborn children was not enough. They took it a step further, and profited off the results of their murderous ways.
Just this past week, the annual “March For Life” was held. This year, in an President Trump attended the event in Washington, DC. The very same President who signed off on three record spending bills to fund Planned Parenthood.
It was a purely political stunt. One meant to raise support for his reelection campaign. The President wanted to look good for his Evangelical “Christian” followers. The people who support and vociferously defend every single evil thing he does or says. They even compare him to king David, or king Cyrus.
This reminds me of the words of Jesus Christ Himself: “This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me.” Matthew 15:8
On June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court issued another landmark decision. It was a 5-4 vote.
The case was OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL.
This ruling allowed same-sex “marriages” to be considered legal. And County Clerks around the country were forced to issue Marriage Licences to same-sex couples. Those clerks who follow God and refused those types of licenses were reprimanded or fired outright.
Eventually, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a decree stating that an individual clerk could refuse such licenses on the basis of their faith. That made it illegal to reprimand or fire those clerks.
Marriage is a covenant between one man, and one woman. It was designed by God.
It is not between man and man, or woman and woman.
Genesis 2:21-24 provides a good definition of what God considers marriage:
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taking from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Why has man decided to usurp the sacred laws of God? And commit acts that are an abomination to Him? Do they think that they know better than God?
There was once an angel who was the most beautiful of all the angels, and he thought that he was equal to God. His name is Lucifer. The world knows him as Satan, or the Devil. He tempts all of us to sin. He accuses us before God day and night. He is the father of lies, and there is no truth in him. Yet he makes people believe his lies. And he blinds them to the truth.
So I’d like ask anyone who reads this post to think about accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. And to learn the Truth of God’s Word.
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32
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