Excerpted from Chapter 5 of Revelation 18 and the fate of America.]
. . . and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”
Abortion―Child Sacrifice. The human race, regrettably, has had a long history (since Cain killed his brother Abel) of having, at times, a strong disregard for human life—especially for those judged to be less valuable or less than human. When the first colonists arrived in the “New World” that was to be dubbed “America” they had a vision for a new life of peace and freedom. However, it did not take long for some among them, including clergy, to ascertain that the resident peoples were unlike them and therefore “savages” and proclaimed them to be somehow less than human and therefore worthy of the superior invaders wrath and adverse sentence, including murder.
Right behind the oppression of the Native American came that of those of dark skin color, the Africans who were imported against their will and also treated like savages and sub-humans, even by members of the Christian church. Many were tortured or murdered for no other reason than they were the wrong skin color and considered to be less than human.
Fast forward to the second half of the 20th century in America and another large group of human beings were adjudged to be non-human just because, although they were fully alive, they were still in their mother’s womb and therefore determined to not be an independent human being. The prejudice against them had nothing to do with skin color, race, ethnicity, heritage, economic status or any other human factor other than that they were determined to be unwanted; an inconvenience; a mistake. The innocent blood of these victims was shed simply because they were conceived by one or more uncaring, unloving people who considered the miracle within the womb as just a lump of tissue.
U.S. Abortion Statistics:
- Since 1973 an estimated 56+ million babies have succumbed to the horrors of abortion.
- About 1.2 million abortions are performed annually.
- Approximately 3,300 abortions are performed daily in the U.S.
Abortion is a form of child sacrifice, and as such, is detestable to the Living God. Child sacrifice is a type of witchcraft and idol worship which God cannot and will not tolerate. America started the worldwide acceptance of abortion with the acceptance of the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion. America is the world leader in this heinous crime against life and since 1973 an estimated 56-plus million American babies have prematurely lost their lives (as of this writing). Worldwide, thanks to this initiative introduced by the United States, over 1.3 billion babies throughout the world have been aborted since 1980 and over 26 million in the first eight months of 2013.
The Word of God clearly states that “children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate” (Psalm 127:3-5; author’s emphasis).
Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
King David, in Psalm 139 acknowledged to God that “You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16; author’s emphasis). According to the biblical incite of David, God considers His creation within the mother’s womb to be fully human from the moment of conception. A baby in the womb is no less human than anyone walking around outside the womb. In fact, in Jeremiah 1:5, God tells Jeremiah that “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you . . .” God also spoke similar words to the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 49:1, 5).
The Founding Fathers of the United States of America in the Declaration of Independence wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life . . .” Note that the Declaration uses certain undeniably clear words: self-evident; created; endowed; unalienable. Self-evident means that what was to follow was so obvious that anyone with any intelligence could understand it. When the Founders declared that all men are created equal they understood that this equality started at creation in the womb, not after birth. Otherwise they would have said that all men were born equal. And, they understood that it was God, not man; not government that endowed mankind with certain unalienable (non-transferrable; not to be terminated or sold) rights; among the first of those was life.
. . . the moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis for all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and ware, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
Noah Webster, 1843, A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects
In the Old Testament God forbid the Israelites to sacrifice their children to Molech (or Moloch), the god of the neighboring Ammonites. The Ammonites routinely sacrificed their children to Molech in an attempt to ward off evil. However, God condemned the practice and told the Israelites that “. . . you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 18:21). But Israel rejected God’s warning. King Solomon, despite the faithfulness of his father David, worshipped the gods of the heathens around him and even built a temple on the Mount of Olives for Molech and the god of the Moabites, Chemosh (1 Kings 11:5-8). Almost 250 years after the end of Solomon’s reign, Manasseh became king of Judah after his righteous father, Hezekiah, had eliminated pagan worship and child sacrifice. Manasseh turned his back on God and again led the Jews into child sacrifice, even offering up his own son to the pagan god (2 Kings 21:6). Thus, the descent of the Jews continued as they did what was an abomination in the eyes of their God and their end was assured. God promised when He laid down His law, that those who sacrificed their children to alien gods would be cut off from Him. Not only those who practiced such a heinous act, but also those who accepted it (Leviticus 20:1-5).
In an attempt to stem the flow of U.S. taxpayer monies to fund abortions outside the United States, Republican President Ronald Reagan announced in August, 1984 that any foreign NGOs (Non-government Organizations) that received funding through USAID (United States Agency for International Development) must not use non-USAID funds to perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning. This policy stayed in effect until two days after Democratic President William Clinton took office on January 20, 1993. One of Clinton’s first objectives was to rescind the policy, thus once again opening the door to U.S. taxpayer funded abortions abroad. As soon as Republican President George W. Bush took office in January, 2001, he re-instated the policy.
Mexico City Policy
In August, 1984 Republican President Ronald Reagan directed that USAID (United States Agency for International Development) withhold U.S. taxpayer funds to NGOs (Non-government Organizations) that use non-USAID funds for the practice of abortion and other related activities. Since the policy was announced at the United Nations International Conference on Population in Mexico City, it became known as the “Mexico City Policy”.
In restoring the policy, President Bush stated, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad.”
Then, just like the wicked Manasseh that took Judah down the path to destruction, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, only three days after his first term inauguration on January 20, 2009, rescinded the Mexico City Policy. In a White House Memorandum of January 23, 2009, President Obama instructed that the three previous Memorandums by President Bush be revoked and parroting the words that President Clinton spoke on January 22, 1993, said that, “These excessively broad conditions on grants and assistance awards are unwarranted. Moreover, they have undermined efforts to promote safe and effective voluntary family planning programs in foreign nations.”
On August 13, 2013 the total number of abortions in the United States since Roe vs. Wade were estimated to be 56,514,430. Since 1980, over 1.3 billion abortions have occurred worldwide.
Source: U.S. Abortion Clock.org, http://www.numberofabortions.com
Obama not only supports the evils of abortion, but he supports the barbaric practice of killing of those who are already born but unwanted, otherwise known as “partial-birth” abortion, the gruesome act of partially delivering a near or full term baby and then killing it. Obama has been an outspoken advocate of this murderous procedure since going on record in support of it in 2003. So in favor of abortion at any stage of infant development that he hired the most radical abortion supporter he could find as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor. Together they turned around and actively supported Planned Parenthood, making sure it was funded with hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money—$542 million in 2011 alone. Thus, once again America was led down the slippery slope of ignoring God’s directive as well as the intent of the Founders of this once great nation.
The loss of innocent life at the hands of another is always tragic, but with abortion there is also collateral impact of immeasurable magnitude. There is the great emotional trauma—realized or not—for the one having the abortion. There is also an ancillary impact on those associated with the one having the abortion; and the untold impact on the soul of America—psychologically, morally, economically, and most importantly, spiritually.
Who knows what the impact is to America in the loss of 56-plus million future contributors to American society as inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, taxpayers, etc. has had on the American psyche and development.
If the mother of an unborn child can freely chose to terminate the life of a human being, why would anyone expect that surviving children would themselves have any respect for human life or grow up to be adults who do?
More U.S. Abortion Facts (2009):
- In 2009, 85% of abortions were performed on unmarried women.
- Only 1% of women having an abortion were rape survivors.
- New York City has the highest abortion incidence: 713/1,000 live births.
- 75% of women having an abortion said that having a baby would interfere with their lifestyle. Source: http://www.abort73.com
The moral conscience and compass of American society and all future generations has been permanently seared with the blood of the innocents. Once again man has set himself up as a god as he ignores the dictates of the One and only true God. Man is no longer accountable to moral absolutes or the precepts of the Bible. He is now God and only he has the wisdom of the ages and knows what is best for him and society.
God detests the spilling of innocent blood, especially that of children. He severely chastised the Jews for succumbing to the evil practice of sacrificing the lives of their children. “They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons,” the Psalmist wrote in reflecting on Israel’s past, “and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds” (Psalm 106:37-39).
To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rest on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper.
Daniel Webster’ Oration delivered at Fryeburg, Maine, July 4, 1802
Those who have abortions, and especially those that call themselves Christian, seem to forget that the life within them first belongs to God. He created it; He ordained it. No human has the right to take that life away. God told the Jews through the prophet Ezekiel that the very children that they were sacrificing were first born to Him and that they were slaying His children (Ezekiel 16:20-21). Because of this shedding of innocent blood God promised the Jews that, “I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy” (Ezekiel 16:36-38).
NOTE: For more on America’s moral decay, including Evolution, the Great Deception, Sexual Perversion, The Complicity of the Voter & Church and more, read Revelation 18 and the fate of America.