Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Sin Cycle of the Aborting Woman: A Biblical View of the Cause & Remedy for the sin of Abortion

The Sin Cycle: the human heart is the origin, fount & source of all evil

‎'The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?' Jeremiah 17:9

The origin of sin is the human heart...

 Both the cause and the results of sin is always sin.

"For out of the HEART proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies..." Mark 7:21, Matthew 15:19

"The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21

‎"But you have eyes and heart only for your dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, and for practicing oppression and violence.” Jeremiah 22:17

 ‎'The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?' Jeremiah 17:9

 ‎'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.' Romans 1:18-32

Aborting Woman SINdrome

The Sin Cycle of the Aborting Woman

Psalm 111:10 explains that: 'The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments'. This fear of the LORD is the only foundation of, and introduction to, true wisdom. This fear of the LORD is what will lead to repentance, to faith in Christ & even after conversion, guides the believer to watchfulness and obedience.

"...wisdom giveth LIFE to them that have it" Ecclesiastes 7:12

The fear of the LORD is the way of true wisdom. It is the way of LIFE.

Without this fear of the LORD, women will continue to pamper their idol of self, indulge their lusts for their lover(s) and murder any offspring who get in the way of servicing their idols. They will also help others to murder their children. Our Christian evangelistic duty is to help break the pattern of their sin by inducing the fear of the LORD through the means He has provided; His moral Law (the commandments).

Our desire should be to help sexually immoral & aborting & post-abortive women to see the gravity of their sin & the peril of their soul by bringing them the just demands of God's moral Law. This is given to us by God Himself as a means to elicit fear of the LORD, which is the beginning of the way of WISDOM, which leads to LIFE.

Matthew Henry explains: "This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and His salvation...Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds [& their babies!] were made..."

In studying Romans 1 it appears that this sin cycle is well-established in the scriptures. (One might call it a SINdrome.) But, of course, a person can, by means of God's common grace & general revelation, have remorse for their sexual sin & stop fornicating outwardly. They can also have remorse for murdering their baby and determine never to murder another baby. Some women would never even think of killing their little one in the first place, which I attribute to a healthy God-given conscience. So, yes, there are exceptions, by the grace of God.

But, while women make excuses for fornicating, committing adultery, murdering their babies, etc, etc, thinking that 'everything happens for a reason', 'God forgives', 'things will work out for the best', etc, sin NEVER works out for the true good. It always corrupts, degrades, defiles, ruins, deceives & brings death.  This is the cycle of sin.

Contrary to much psychological humanistic (woman-centered instead of God-centered) teaching regarding aborting and post-abortive women, the primary reason a woman murders her baby is not much different than the reason she is sexually immoral. The 'cause' or 'reason' TO sin is always OF or FROM sin. While she may 'blame' her circumstances or other people for her sin, the Bible reveals that the guilt and responsibility for her sin remains with her. (God will most certainly hold other parties responsible for their sin, but we are addressing the reality of the girl or woman's sin because we are counseling her.) We must come to terms (and then help the woman come to terms) with the fact that her unregenerate heart is a poisonous black fountain & pool of iniquity.

We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners. And, we continue to sin because of original sin AND the willful commission of sin brings MORE sin. In John 8:34 Jesus spoke of this vicious cycle as slavery, saying: “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin."

John Gill explains: "... these, whatever liberty, they promise themselves, are the servants of corruption; they are under the government of sin, that has dominion over them; and they obey it in the lusts thereof, and are drudges and slaves unto it, and will have no other wages at last but death, even eternal death, if grace prevent not".

"Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?" Romans 6:1

Our solemn duty as we speak with, preach to and counsel aborting and post-abortive women is to share the Law & the gospel commanding her in Jesus' Name:

Unless you will perish" (Luke 13:3 & 5)
  " ...they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance." Acts 26:20 
 "Repent, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" Acts 3:19

For a thorough biblical description & understand of true repentance please go to:

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

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