Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,
This is the last post in The Spiritual Consequences of Abortion Series, which includes:
- The “Perfect” Abortion
- Abortion in the Bible?
- The Hebrews Valued Babies
- The Consequences of Unconfessed Sin
To review, here’s what happens when we murder and have sex outside of marriage:
- When we keep silent about our sin, our bodies waste away (Psalm 32:3).
- The Lord’s hand is heavy upon us (Psalm 32:4).
- Our vitality is drained away (Psalm 32:4).
- We yearn to hear joy and gladness again (Psalm 51:8).
- We can’t wait for our broken bones to rejoice (Psalm 51:8).
- We want to be renewed with a steadfast spirit (Psalm 51:10).
- We want to feel the Holy Spirit within us (Psalm 51:11).
- We want to be restored with the joy of salvation (Psalm 51:12).
After studying Psalms 32 and 51, I understood what happened to me after I aborted my daughter: My vitality was drained away. That’s why I described myself as the walking dead.
My joy was sucked away. I wanted to feel the joy of my salvation, but I couldn’t until I took responsibility for my sins then confessed and forgave.
Saving Mothers, Too
Abortion not only murders our unborn, it kills women’s souls.
Speaking from experience, sin of this magnitude increases the gulf between us and God.
Reconciling with God becomes a much more difficult thing to do. There’s a big difference between reconciling with God after using His name in vain than after murdering His child.
Therefore, we don’t lose just one of God’s children to abortion but two—the woman and her baby.
And if the father of the baby (1st among influencers over a woman’s choice)—or the grandmother (3rd among influencers) or grandfather (10th among influencers)—supports, pressures, or coerces the woman to have an abortion, then we lose even more.
I say all of this to ask you to compassionately reach the abortion-minded—all those who support abortion as a choice—for Christ so that we not only save the babies but also their mothers, fathers, and grandparents.
Christ came for the tax collectors and the prostitutes, and we are to do the same for all sinners, even those who make us angry.
Author of ReTested: The Story of a Post-Abortive Woman Called to Change the Conversation, finalist for the Author Academy Awards
Care Net. 2016, July. “Study of Women Who Have Had an Abortion & Their Views on Church.” Go to: https://resources.care-net.org/free-resources/#lp-pom-text-318