ISRAEL'S GREAT SIN OF ABORTION #1
I call this series "Israel's Great Sin" because, although many
other nations practice abortion, we, the Israel nations of the
West, were founded upon the Bible, and should have known much
better than countries like China, India, Japan and others.
The following is from an old study article by the once "Biblical
Church of God" back in the early 1980s. I believe it was written
by Fred Coulter.
THE DESTRUCTION OF AN UNKNOWN GENERATION
For many years, abortion has been a heated religious and
political issue. Pro-abortionists want abortion on demand as a
right, guaranteed by law. Pro-life advocates are accused of
thrusting religion into politics, while they counter that
abortion is murder! Few have asked, "What does the Creator of
humanity have to say about the destruction of the unborn?" This
article reveals why abortion is the murder of the unborn.
IS ABORTION MURDER?
PICTURE YOURSELF SITTING IN the Rose Bowl waiting for the
traditional New Year's football game to begin. You feel so much a
part of the massive crowd of over 100,000 people. The vivid
expanse of colors, flowers, waving flags and excited rivals
cheering on their teams blend into an exciting and exhilarating
scene. Marching onto the field, smartly stepping in perfect
cadence, the drill teams, bearing the American flag, position
themselves at the midfield stripe.
Piercing over the din of noise and excitement, the announcer
proclaims, "Ladies and Gentlemen, our national anthem. Will you
all stand and sing with the band?" The immense crowd rises to its
feet, momentarily muting the "hoopla" and cheering.
Suddenly, instead of 100,000 voices raised in unison singing
the "Star Spangled Banner", an eerie, strange, icy, cold silence
pervades the entire stadium. Within seconds, as if the spectators
were giant dominoes, they all start dropping dead right before
your very eyes!
How horrible! Within less than one minute, all of those
innocent people are dead.
If one were to take this same scene and reenact it since the
Supreme Court of the United States made abortion legal in 1973,
you would have to repeat it hundreds and hundreds of times to
even begin to mentally and emotionally understand THE MURDER OF
MULTIPLE MILLIONS OF THE MOST HELPLESS AND INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS
IN OUR SOCIETY - THROUGH LEGALIZED ABORTION.
The United States is standing at the moral crossroads of its
national life! On the one hand, America has been the bulwark of
peace, freedom and human rights in the world. We have opened our
arms to welcome the homeless, the oppressed and the needy. In the
past years since World War II, we have given hundreds of millions
of tons of food to starving peoples. We have given medical
assistance to the sick and injured. We have helped millions build
their lives, factories and countries. In terms of money, this
represents hundreds of billions of dollars!
Because of our high moral standards, love of life, and
defense of the innocent, the United States, England, Canada and
France instituted the trial of war crimes against the leaders of
the Nazi Third Reich. As a people, we held these heinous crimes
against humanity as the most repugnant barbarian inhumane
cruelties ever perpetrated in the history of the world.
As a nation we were outraged when we learned of the ghastly
and ruthless extermination of millions of innocent men, women,
and children. We were appalled at the conditions of deprivation
and starvation in the death camps. It was clear that the Nazis
executed their doctrine of death in the name of the "master race"
with a satanic obsession and ruthless precision.
As a nation, we responded with an outpouring of individual
and national love and compassion because we knew that we were our
On the other hand, today, we see that as a nation we have
completely reversed our moral standards.
We have accepted as national policy some of the identical
policies of the Nazi Third Reich which we condemned years ago.
Then, we punished the leaders of such crimes with long prison
terms and in some cases death. One Nazi policy we have adopted is
abortion; but WE are doing it under the guise of freedom of
choice while THEY did it under the guise of creating the "master
At the end of World War II, we were sure that Germany's
defeat was God's judgment against an evil government. If God
judged Germany for their national crimes against humanity, then
we should be aware that we are being weighed in the balance of
God's judgment because we have embraced as a national policy the
murder of the most helpless and innocent person - THE UNBORN!
WHEN DOES HUMAN LIFE BEGIN?
To answer the question, "When does human life begin?" - we
must start at the beginning of earth's history.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis
1:1). In the following verses we find that this Creator God not
only created the heaven and the earth, but also created the
organic biological life forms, which climaxed with the grandest
of his physical creation - mankind.
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and
over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God
said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the
earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that
moves upon the earth" (Genesis 1:26-28).
THE HUMAN RACE BEGINS
The Creator told these first humans to multiply (i.e. to
have a sexual relationship and procreate). Within the bodies of
these first two humans was the foundation material to build, or
if you will, CREATE another human being - the male with a live
compound we call the sperm, and the female with a live compound
we call the ovum. It is a scientific fact that life only comes
from life. And so it is with the beginning of a new human being
when these two compounds, that are alive and contain the genetic
code for a human, unite, and a new and unique human life begins.
THE MIRACLE OF CONCEPTION
Scientists now know that at conception, which is the union
of the sperm from the father with the ovum or egg of the mother,
individual life begins. When this union occurs, the wall of the
egg instantly becomes impenetrable to other sperm.
The sealing of the impregnated egg is a God-given miracle!
God especially designed this special protection to ensure from
the instant of conception the uniqueness of each newly conceived
human being. This is the beginning of a new life. It is a
separate living entity from the instant of conception.
A sperm has twenty-three chromosomes and even though it is
alive and can fertilize an egg, it can never make another sperm.
An egg also has twenty-three chromosomes and it can never make
another egg. So, we have eggs that cannot reproduce and sperm
that cannot reproduce. But once there is the union of sperm and
egg, and the twenty-three chromosomes of each are brought
together into one cell, "that one cell with its forty-six
chromosomes has all the DNA, the whole genetic code, and will, if
not interrupted, make a human being just like you and me with the
potential for God-consciousness" (The Right To Live - The Right
to Die, p.27).
LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION
All biologists know that human life begins at conception.
Walker Percy, an M.D. and a novelist of distinction, notes that
it is a commonplace of modern biology that the life of an
organism begins "when the chromosomes of the sperm fuse with the
chromosomes of the ovum to form a new DNA complex that
thenceforth direct the ontogenesis of the organism" producing the
undeniable "continuum that exists in the life of every individual
from the moment of fertilization of a single cell" (Newsweek,
June 22, 1981, p.92).
THE BIBLE HAS TAUGHT THIS PRECEPT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!
The prophet Jeremiah was told by God: "Before I formed you
in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the
womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the
nations" (Jeremiah 1:5). The unborn John the Baptist, was called
a child while still in the womb (Luke 1:41). God even knew what
kind of personality John would have and how he would be used to
fulfill God's purpose. This is a lot to know about someone who is
not even "human" yet.
King David of ancient Israel wrote an astounding account of
human life before birth. "For you have possessed my reins: you
have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you; for I am
fearfully (awesomely) and wondrously made; marvelous are your
works; and that my soul knows right well. My SUBSTANCE (today we
call it DNA) was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and
curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth (this is a
poetic expression for womb). Your eyes did see my substance, yet
being unperfect (in the process of developing); and in your book
all my members were written (today we call it genetic code and
development), which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet
there was none of them" (Psalm 139:13-16).
This proves conclusively that the Bible reveals that newly
conceived life is HUMAN LIFE.
A NEW CREATION
"When the sperm and ovum unite, they become a complete genetic
package programmed for development into a mature adult. Nothing
will be added except time and nutrition. Each stage of
development from fertilization to old age is merely a maturing of
what is entirely there at the start" (Children, p.2).
A unique, tiny individual begins life at conception. This is
a life with its own individual personality, a life that will
never again be duplicated in human history, a life that the
Creator God of all who exist has allowed to be generated, a life
that is often terminated by those who have taken to themselves
the prerogative of God, who only has the right to take what He
IS A FETUS A PERSON?
"The words 'fetus' and 'embryo' are scientific terms which tell
us where a human being is on the spectrum of life. These words
were never meant to imply that the unborn is somehow sub-human,
as some people maintain. Is the adolescent less human than the