Every 1.8 seconds
Since 1973 there have been an estimated 60 Million abortions that have taken place in the United States, and that’s not taking into account the number of unreported abortions that have taken place in our country all around the world. Along with the 60 million abortions since 1973 there is another number that I have a difficult time wrapping my brain around and that’s the number 1.8.
In every 1.8 seconds, another innocent baby will be killed all in the name of “Pro-Choice”. To put these numbers in perspective, let’s say it took me 10 seconds to think through and type out the previous three sentences; with a new baby being killed every 1.8 seconds that means at least 5 babies or so were killed and within the next 1/2 an hour 150 more babies will be killed.
Can anyone feel the anguish these babies feel as they go through the peaceful waters of their Mother’s body to the bloodbath of their own disfigurement?
Does anyone hear the cries of these babies as their little bodies are being ripped apart limb by limb in their mother’s womb?
The Blood of Abel
In Genesis, after the fall of Adam and Eve, we are introduced to the first person killed by the hands of another. The effects of the curse not only filled the earth but it was also evident in mankind. In Genesis 4, the sons of Adam and Eve were working the cursed ground, at which point Cain brings an offering before the Lord that was seen as unacceptable by God. His brother Abel also brought an offering before the Lord, but his offering was accepted by God. Cain’s anger toward his brother ultimately leads him to commit first-degree murder. In fact, if God does not ask Cain about his brother the biblical text seems to elude that Cain would have never brought it up to God.
In other words, his conscience was so dim that even after murdering his own brother he goes back to work and acts like nothing ever happened. God asked Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” In a lifeless and smug way Cain answers God by saying, “I don’t know; am I my brother’s keeper?” Not only does Cain lie to God about the location of His brother but he also tries to cover up the fact that he just killed his brother by playing stupid with God. “Oh, my brother? I don’t know where he is. I haven’t seen Him in a while, and besides what does Abel have to do with me? Why are you asking me about Him? Am I his keeper?”
One important truth to keep in mind as we think through this account is that God was not asking Cain about his brother’s whereabouts because He did not know what had taken place. Scripture is clear on the fact that God sees all and hears all. God heard the cries of Abel as He was being murdered by his brother. God saw the injustice of one man shedding the blood of an image bearer, and the only reason God asks Cain for the location of his brother was to highlight the fact that God knew about Cain’s heinous act and Cain was guilty before God.
With all this in mind, one may ask the question, “How does Genesis 4 apply to the modern day Holocaust of over 60 million babies being murdered since 1973?
The point is that even if no one else hears the silent screams of these innocent lives being ripped apart in their Mother’s womb, the fact remains, that God hears their cries. God hears the little voices of each child being aborted. God hears the sound of their blood crying out to Him for justice, and God’s reaction to those whose hands are covered with the stains of innocent blood is the same reaction He had toward Cain after the murder of his brother Abel. “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.”
God has not changed the way He feels about murder. God has not recanted His commands. He still believes that murder is a capital offense (Genesis 9:6; Exodus 20:13; 21:12) and in due time God will take full vengeance on all who have yet to turn to Him in genuine repentance, including all murders. In the meantime, our calling as Children of God is to stand in the gap for the unborn. We cannot continue to give a blind eye to the baby slaughtering houses taking place in our communities, county, or nation for that matter. We who have been given life ought to be the most zealous to protect life, especially the lives of those who are not able to stand, speak, and defend themselves.
* Prayerfully seek the Lord and ask Him to lead you by His Spirit to stand up against the injustices taking place in our day.
11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it?and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it?and shall not he render to every man according to his works?