by Patte Smith on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:26am ·
What does the Bible say about the ORIGIN of human sinfulness?
Hear the anointed authoritative Word of the Savior on the matter:
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder...sexual immorality ...
~ Matthew 15:19;Mark 7:21
Jesus taught that the urge/desire/temptation to sin does not come from outside of ourselves.
It comes from within.
Lust and sexual immorality comes from inside the sinner.
Murder proceeds out of the heart of the murderer.
While we always take in account the external pressures upon aborting women, we cannot, we MUST not, discount the reality of her indwelling sin. Of human depravity. Evil corruption courses through our veins. The devil reinforces our wicked thoughts and the world applauds or, in the very least, sympathizes with our sinful machinations. May the Lord help us to recognize that it is not poverty or circumstance that force a woman to fornicate and murder her baby (or babies). It's sin.
The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.
Aborting mothers have a conscience, given to them by their Creator. They know right from wrong.
They are, by God's common grace*, under the influence of His moral truth. Through general revelation* God's commandments are carved on the human heart, bringing uncomfortable feelings of guilt, shame and fear of the Lord. Abortion-bound women must suppress that truth by their wickedness.
This is why women who kill their children cannot say they were victims.
They are without excuse.
Let's read Romans 1:18-32 and meditate upon the condition of all boys and girls, men and women, before God.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven
against all the godlessness and wickedness of men
who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
since what may be known about God is plain to them,
because God has made it plain to them.
For since the creation of the world
God’s invisible qualities—
His eternal power and divine nature—
have been clearly seen,
being understood from what has been made,
so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God,
they neither glorified Him as God
nor gave thanks to Him,
but their thinking became futile
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Although they claimed to be wise,
they became fools
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God
for images made to look like mortal man ...
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts
to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,
and worshiped and served the creature
rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.
Because of this,
God gave them over to shameful lusts...
and received in themselves
the due penalty for their perversion.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile
to retain the knowledge of God,
He gave them over to a depraved mind,
to do what ought not to be done.
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness,
evil, greed and depravity.
They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.
They are ...God-haters,
insolent, arrogant and boastful;
they invent ways of doing evil...
they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
Although they know God’s righteous decree
that those who do such things deserve death,
they not only continue to do these very things
but also approve of those who practice them.
Friends, one of the ways that the devil has weakened the witness of God's people is to trick them into thinking they should not use the Law of God, His commandments, when addressing sinners. I urge you, beloved, take time to listen to this powerful message by Ray Comfort called 'Hell's Best Kept Secret'. Have your Bible with you and take notes. If you have never heard this message, listen twice.
You also notice that Elise, the mother who murdered her twins, was a professing Christian. Please take time to listen to another of Ray Comfort's biblical messages called 'True & False Conversion': http://www.livingwaters.com/learn/trueandfalse.htm
Psalm 19:7 declares:
The Law of the LORD is perfect,
converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple.
Is it any wonder that the murderer from the beginning wants to suppress it?
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
to visit orphans...in their affliction,
and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go to the killing place in your city.
Go to the field of blood and souls.
Go, with the Law & gospel of life & eternity!
Suggestions for further study:
*For a concise study on the biblical doctrine of general revelation read JI Packer's article here:
*For a concise study of the biblical doctrine of common grace read RC Sproul's article here:
*For a concise study of the biblical doctrine of sinful human depravity read RC Sproul's article here:
*For a concise study of the biblical doctrine on the three-fold use of the moral Law (God's holy commandments) read: