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Murdering God's Image

January 10, 2018

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For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” Ps. 139:13,14

In the beginning....

The pinnacle of God’s mind-blowing seven-day creative week was humans made in His own triune image. God created all of these “Images of God” to live, maintain and populate a most beautiful planet.

Not long after the seven days of Creation (where God declared all He had created was “good”), Lucifer sinned and his ultimate destiny in eternal hell was set. His revengeful vile runs deep, and for 6000 years he’s taken it out on humans because being made in God’s image is a constant reminder to the devil of his upcoming punishment by God.

The first thing Satan did after he fell from his lofty perch was set his destructive sightsFor as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive 1 Corinthians 15:22 on the first humans—Adam and Eve. We now know through our study of DNA that present in those first two people was 100% of the population of all the world. Who you are today came from literally being “in Adam.” So you’re therefore a co-recipient of Adam’s death sentence. (1 Cor. 15:22)

But God thankfully made our redemption possible through believing the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus the Messiah’s death, burial and resurrection. Humans are graciously given the choice to opt out of spending eternity in hell by trusting the shed blood of Jesus.

Not wishing for anyone to be redeemed, Satan does everything in his power to keep humans from understanding Biblical truth. And if they do “believe,” resulting in eternal security, the devil seeks to make Believers' lives miserable through his lies. The last thing he wants is a well-grounded, Bible-trusting Believer.

So Satan knows that to do his job best he has to start early...

“The sower sows the word. These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.” Mark 4:14,15

But then again, why should Satan wait for someone to hear the Word? Why not just snuff ‘em out before they have a chance to hear? Why not murder the Image of God before it’s even born?

Ancient pagan civilizations like the Incas, the Aztecs and the Druids were notorious for child sacrifice. In the Bible the Ammonites and the Canaanites sacrificed children in the Hinnon Valley outside of Jerusalem in the name of “Molech,” which of course is just Satan in disguise. Without God they’re duck soup for Satan.

But later in the Bible we are dumbfounded to read King Manassah (2 Kings 21:6), King Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:1-4), King Solomon (1 Kings 11:4-11) and the tribe of Judah were horribly sacrificing their children (Jeremiah 32:35).

God so detested this practice of child sacrifice that He said anyone doing it should be stoned to death.

“... Any man from the sons of Israel ...who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.” Lev. 20:2

Satan the Deceiver

Today, child sacrifice continues in the form of abortion. Make no mistake about it, abortion is child sacrifice. Mostly done for the God of convenience or the God of money (thinly camouflaged as maintaining a preferred lifestyle), abortion has murdered over 50 million (3) of our most delicate and innocent Americans since the Supreme Court ruled abortion was legal in the landmark Roe vs. Wade case in 1973. Even though the number has dropped in half since 1978, today we are still murdering 1,300,000 innocent babies each year in the United States.

Pie chart depicting the deaths by abortion compared to many wars

Believers who have had abortions are as forgiven of this sin as believers are of other sinsThose 50 million lives, had they lived, would have produced at least another 50 million babies that would now be having more babies.

And those numbers are not even counting the technical abortions caused by birth control. I am amazed how few people know that 80% of the time, the pill works as an abortifacient by not allowing a fertilized egg to implant in the lining. Life begins at conception. Everything for life is contained in that union of sperm and egg. If God sees it as a life then so should we!

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” Ps. 139:16

graphic stating that God says life begins when the egg and sperm unitegraphic depicting the fetus four days after conception

So if you add those technical abortions from birth control to the physical abortions, you would have somewhere around 200 million more people in our population. That number would make this nation quite great again with a booming economy.

But instead of the post WWII Baby Boom followed by their babies producing the Baby Zoom, Satan was able to dupe Christians and non-Christians alike and we ended up with the Baby Bust. White families went from about four kids per family in 1948 to two kids in 2015. (4)

Medical Problems Caused by Abortion

The medical results from abortions are simply covered up. It is a FACT that abortions cause an increase in sterility, future births being premature, mental illness, guilt, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse and even death— up to 10 each year. And the most under-reported of all, a direct link to breast cancer. (1)

None of these abortion complications are mentioned to pregnant women coming to abortion clinics. There is no “safe” abortion. And if you want to talk about women’s rights, half of those aborted are women. What about their rights? What would they say if given the “choice”?

We had Abby Johnson speak at a Steeling the Mind Conference. She formerly worked in an abortion clinic for several years, “counseling” those coming in the door for abortions. She dutifully told women seeking abortions what she was told to say.

But one day, due to an urgent staffing problem, she was asked to assist on an actual abortion. It changed her life because she saw first-hand that what she had been telling women was an out-and-out lie. Her story is amazing and every Christian should know this information.” CLICK HERE for more information.

And if there was any doubt in your mind that abortion is not murder, check out the three pictures below. No wonder Planned Parenthood doesn’t have one single ultrasound machine in ANY of their 650 clinics in the U.S.! They KNOW that if women saw their babies, they would change their mind about abortion!


(1) http://wrtl.org/abortion/problems-after-abortion/

(1) https://www.liveaction.org/news/centers-for-disease-control-reveals-more-women-dying-from-abortion-than- we-thought/

(2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3icaJM-PPtc

(3) https://www.texasrighttolife.com/did-you-know-that-some-birth-control-methods-can-cause-abortion/

(4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post%E2%80%93World_War_II_baby_boom

graphic depicting after 5 to 6 weeks of gestationAt just 5-6 weeks of gestation...

Despite being only a quarter of an inch long, her nose, mouth, and ears are already taking shape! Her heart began beating at 20 days and is now beating about 100 times a minute (almost twice as fast as yours) and blood is beginning to circulate through her body. Brain waves have been detectable for at least 2-3 weeks already!

At 12 weeks...graphic depicting after 12 weeks of gestation

Her muscles are beginning to bulk up, as she stretches and kicks. And she’ll likely respond to touch because her reflexes are beginning to develop, although you won’t feel it yet. [photo:mshop.nationalgeographic.com]

At 6 months...

The baby now responds to sound by moving. The mom usually notices some movement, even from hiccups! [photo: hospicepatients.org]graphic depicting after 6 months of gestation

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret ... Your eyes have seen my unformed substance. Psalm 139:15

Depiction of a fetus from 1 month through 9 months of gestation

Electrical recordings of the heart at 9 and a half weeks are very similar to the EKG tracing of a newborn

Looking at those pictures I find it almost inconceivable that someone might think life randomly came from two rocks. God’s design, IN HIS IMAGE, is magnificent! And impossible to be random. Giving any credibility to the theory of evolution is simply blasphemous.

Concluding thought...

If you found out that your next-door neighbors were about to murder their two year old with a knife, would you go to them and try to talk to them? If so, why? What’s the difference in a two year old and a baby two months from conception?

The difference is whether or not you look to God as Lord of your life.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2Tim. 2:15

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