Thursday, November 10, 2011

Abortion: When women love death

Mothers waiting to kill their babies at Orlando Women's Center. Over 10,000 mothers and fathers line up, carrying their babies to slaughter at Central Florida abortuaries every year.

There is a way which seems right to a man,
but its end is the way of death.
Proverbs 14:12

A way ... - The way of the fool, the way of self-indulgence and self-will.
Albert Barnes

Cruelty and murder are the short road, the near way, to eternal perdition.
~ Adam Clarke

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, as the way of sin and wickedness does, promising much carnal pleasure and mirth..It is a broad road, and is pleasant, and seems right, but it leads to destruction..
The end thereof are the ways of death; which lead unto eternal death; for that is the wages of sin.
~ John Gill

This is literally repeated in Proverbs 16:25. The rightness is present only as a phantom, for it arises wholly from a terrible self-deception; the man judges falsely and goes astray. Without regard to God and His Word, he follows only his own opinions. It is the way of estrangement from God, of fleshly security; the way of vice, in which the blinded thinks to spend his life, to set himself to fulfil his purposes; but the end thereof are the ways of death. He who thus deceives himself regarding his course of life, sees himself at last arrived at a point from which every way which now further remains to him leads only down to death. The self-delusion of one ends in death by the sentence of the judge, that of another in self-murder; of one in loathsome disease, of another in a slow decay under the agony of conscience, or in sorrow over a henceforth dishonoured and distracted life.
~ Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all His power and mercy. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Sin ruins many great families..The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers.
~ Matthew Henry

But he who sins against me injures himself;
all those who hate Me love death.
Proverbs 8:36

It is not Satan, it is not sin, properly speaking, that hurts him; it is himself. If he received the teaching of God, sin would have no dominion over him; if he resisted the devil, the devil would flee from him.
Love death - They do it in effect, if not in fact, for as they love sin, that leads to death, so they may be justly said to love death, the wages of sin. He that works in this case, works for wages; and he must love the wages, seeing he labors so hard in the work.
Adam Clarke


Wherefore everyone that sins, sins against Christ. 
Wrongeth his own soul; is injurious to it, and to the spiritual and eternal welfare of it; all sin is hurtful to the souls of men, especially sins against Christ; since there is no other Saviour but Him, no other sacrifice for sin but His; and therefore to such there can be no other than a fearful looking for of judgment, that trample Him under foot, and treat His blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, in a contemptuous manner, Hebrews 10:26;

All they that hate Me; as do the seed of the serpent, the whole world that lies in wickedness, all unregenerate persons, and even many professors of religion; they hate Him privately, being without love to him, or loving others more than Him; and positively and practically, by despising His Gospel, or not walking worthy of it; by disclaiming doctrines, casting off His yoke, and maltreating His people; all which arise from the corruption of their nature; for this hatred or enmity is original and natural; it is deeply rooted in their minds, and irreconcilable without the grace of God, and is always undeserved. Wherefore such are said to

love death; not formally and intentionally, for death in any shape cannot be desirable; not a corporeal death, and much less an eternal one; but interpretatively and consequentially, as they love that which brings death upon them both in body and soul, and so are reckoned to love death itself.
~ John Gill
Whoever misses Wisdom by taking some other way than that which leads to her, acts suicidally: all they who wilfully hate  wisdom love death, for wisdom is the tree of life, Proverbs 3:18; wisdom and life are one, as the Incarnate Wisdom saith, John 8:51, "If a man keep My sayings, he shall never see death."
In the Logos (Christ), Wisdom has her self-existence; in Him she has her personification, her justification, and her truth.

~ Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Those who offend Christ deceive themselves; sin is a wrong to the soul.
Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges.
~ Matthew Henry


 Who, first, are those who hate Him? We are, by nature children of wrath. Those who hate Him are not merely the flamboyant sinners, but all those as yet untouched by His redeeming grace. All those who fit in this category not only are due death, not only face death, not only will live in eternal death unless reborn, but, as the text tells us, love death. They love it, embrace it, bath in it and dine on it.

In the end, all they can do is destroy. In the end they cannot replace life with false life, but must replace it with death.

This love of death drives the world around us to the fruitless madness ...It causes them to devour their young through abortion... It is why they embrace their soma (intoxicant) of choice.

This is how we fight our war, by digging our trenches, and there in faith planting the seed.
We fight death with life, knowing with joy that death will indeed be swallowed up in victory.

~ R.C. Sproul Jr.
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded;
But ye have set at nought all My counsel, and would none of My reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find Me:
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 1:24-33


He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul:
but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Proverbs 15:32


There are many moments in everybody's life when you have a clear sense that the right way to go is to choose good, but you want to choose evil because the short term benefits will be greater and there would be a cost for choosing what's right. When people make choices like that they are moving toward Christ and heaven or or Christ-lessness and hell.

1 comment:

sarah said...

Thank you Patte for these Scriptures and the words of exhortation.
All so true and sobering.

I am so grieved over the hardness of hearts of the young people these days.There is a great weight of judgement on those who are in authority teaching the youth and making the vilest things appear as a normal way of life. It makes me sick and angers me that our Government is part of this agenda for corruption.

Oh may our Lord Jesus Christ deliver the youth of our day and cause multitudes to turn to Him and deliver them from the cesspool of Planned Parenthood and the filthy teachings they offer.

I'm no longer on FB so I'll come visit here more often.
God bless you always,