What prompted me to write this letter is what the admin: Jamie wrote recently – “The good pastor when not picketing in the region loves to inject Abortion debate into news piece about puppies and things of that sort…”.
I am not for the cruelty of animals, even the Bible says this Pro 12:10 “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel”. All should regard the life of his beast, or animals, meaning as a good steward of all the things God gives to me, I should take care of my animals.
So, all should have a reverence for the sanctity of life – right? This is where our society shows such a cruel bias towards the unborn. Even if I were a believer in evolution, which I am certainly not, at least the unborn should be treated as devolving animals. Equal rights for all? A right to life? Even the unborn? I understand Canadian’s definition of life in womb is so old and out dated, and needs to be updated to what modern science has discovered about conception, gestation, etc. So why do we oppose such a redefinition of life in the womb? Consider the following verses from the Holy Bible –
Exo 21:22 -23 “And when men fight, and they strike a pregnant woman, and her child goes forth, and there is no injury, being fined he shall be fined. As much as the husband of the woman shall put on him, even he shall give through the judges. But if injury occurs, you shall give life for life”. No injury to the mother and child! If the mother is fine, and baby dies, does the murder get off Scot free?
Abortion is just one example of the lost of the reverence and sanctity of life – of all life. Other areas where the sanctity of life has been lost is in our justice system, assisted suicide, euthanasia, etc. But not to derail this topic, I hear such out cries of injustice for the cruelty of animals, like for the dog Wicca, and the beavers, etc. but when such are questioned for their silence towards the slaughter of the unborn, they have no answer. Saying that it is the woman’s right to murder her offspring is just a selfish, brutal, demonic way of justifying one’s hatred for life, and for the life that God has given. What about the rights of the fathers? Last time I looked in a biology book, it still takes a man and woman to bring forth life. 50/50! Only the daughters of Eve have rights?
I read recently somewhere this title -”Elephants are people too”. Lets try a little logic -If elephants are people too. And elephants and the unborn are animals too, so the unborn are people too! Murder of one’s offspring is illogical, and unnatural, even creation proves that. But I reassert that the silence for the slaughter of the unborn is a direct result of the lost of the sanctity of life. This lost is due to our wicked departure from the True and Living God – the Creator, the Author and Sustainer of all life. Such a wicked departure surely will not go unnoticed, nor unpunished by the Righteous God of heaven. We are seeing His retributional Hand at work, even in our day! God is the God of love, but He is also the God that loves holiness, righteousness, purity, and yes, He loves the unborn, which He has given life to, which we have wickedly murdered for own selfish gains. Such will not go unpunished!
Gen 1:26 – 27″And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth. And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female”.
Gen 9:5-6 “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man”.
Pastor Tom Newton
Calvary Baptist Church, Cornwall
(Comments and opinions of Editorials, Letters to the Editor, and comments from readers are purely their own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the owners of this site, their staff, or sponsors.)