He who turns away his ear
from listening to the Law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
So few people, including professing Christians, believe this scripture. They are blind guides & religious flatterers instead of gospel truth-tellers.
Case in point: Recently a pro-life woman who was praying outside a killing place spoke to a mother who had murdered her baby 3 weeks before (she had come for her post-abortion check up.) After the hug the misguded 'pro-lifer' told the unrepentant mother: "Whenever you feel sad, ask God to give your baby a kiss."
I sure wish that 'nice' pro-lifer would study the scriptures so they would understand that it would do the sinner no good to ask/pray to God. Why? Because the Bible clearly tells us He not only WILL NOT HEAR the sexually immoral woman, but her prayer is an ABOMINATION! to Him! Psalm 66:18 says; "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me"
God hates the hands that shed innocent blood & He abhors it when people come to Him as an impenitent murderer seeking comfort IN their fornication & bloodguilt. Proverbs 15:8 declares "The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD". "When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood" Isaiah 1:15
The first prayer the Lord hears is the prayer of repentance.
I am quite certain that if that pro-lifer's husband was having sex with another woman she wouldn't appreciate it if a 'Christian' gave her unrepentant husband a hug & said: "Whenever you feel sad just ask God to give your wife a hug."
We mustn't give the lost the false impression that they share the spiritual privilege of communion with God. Those who remain in willful disobedience to Him are enemies of God through wicked works. They drink iniquity like water! Prayer is for those who have been made desperate & humbled, have confessed & forsaken sin & are trusting Jesus Christ as both Savior & Lord. If a woman retains the love of sin in her heart & the practice of sin in her life she will spend His goodness & grace on her evil desires: the lusts of the eyes, the lusts of the flesh & the pride of life. The sexually immoral abortive woman delights in wickedness because she is a sinner & a child of the devil & that is her nature.
The aborting & post-abortive mother's heart was &, unless she has been born-again, IS set upon sin. She wants to keep her lover (or Iovers) & desires only that which she has resolved in her heart to spend upon her lusts.
Did the Savior give the sexually immoral woman a hug? No, He did not. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery: "Go & sin no more!" He also sent the rich young ruler away sad. Christ was not a man-pleaser. He was a Father-pleaser. The Master carefully instructed His followers what to preach: "Repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" "Repent & believe the gospel!" The Lord Jesus commanded us to teach others to obey all things He has commanded. Christ said it was better to pluck out our eye than to SIN against God & our neighbor. He warned that it would be better to put a millstone around our neck & cast ourself into the sea than harm a little one! Does that look like friendship evangelism to you? How's that compare to modern church nice-and-easy believism?
When that post-abortive woman who got a hug of consolation after murdering her baby returns to have the next child God gives her dismembered, she will sin believing that God will hug her baby after he has been dismembered. Our missionary work to seek & save the infants & moms is unwittingly undermined by the hugging, 'pro-lifers'. The aborting women are innoculated against the true gospel of Jesus Christ by the very people who profess that they go to the killing places in His Name to SAVE babies & moms.
Let us teach & preach repentance & remission of sins through Christ. In that order!
A gospel worth believing
is a gospel worth sharing.