The other day I heard a very popular pastor and author (who has a study Bible in his name!) pronounce on his radio program; "If you have had an abortion, know this, you are forgiven". How dare he? Where is THAT in the Bible? Does he tell every child molester, "You are forgiven"? Every rapist? Every serial killer?
Makes me cringe.
Pre-born baby slaughter is the most common elective surgery in America. And many professing Christians are the ones procuring the abortions. This senior pastor did not mention a word about repentance for the sins of sexual immorality or murder or any other sins. No Law or gospel was shared for sinners to hear the way of salvation in Jesus Christ. Just an assurance of forgiveness for sin.
That pastor will have to answer for this kind of unbiblical cheap grace. Unsanctified benedictions are rife in Christendom. In the name of 'love' the little babies, lambs of the visible church, are thrown under the bloody bus of abortion...by the millions. Where is the love FOR THE CHILDREN?
The pastor who gave the message spoke as if he had some secret knowledge that everyone in his church and everyone who listens to his daily radio broadcast was born-again/elect. That is willful ignorance. There are tares among the wheat in churches and the radio station can be heard by ANYONE, including those mothers who are on their way to murder their babies. And even some of the ABORTIONISTS themselves, who sit in churches every Sunday, can hear pastors like this who give them the impression that they are forgiven while they are unregenerate and living IN their sin.
The apostle Paul was speaking to the CHURCH in Ephesus when he wrote:
"sexual immorality...must not even be named among you...
For you may be sure of this,
that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure...
has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Let no one deceive you with empty words,
for because of these things
the wrath of God
comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them ... "
~ Ephesians 5:3,5,6-7
What happened to the necessity of the new birth?!?
Sins are not remitted/forgiven unless the Blood of Jesus Christ has washed them away ((Hebrews 9:22)), through the saving, sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. A person must needs have repented and believed upon the Savior and be born of God to be forgiven of sin!
Every day that we minister at the killing place we hear church-going abortion-bound mothers insist that "God forgives". The clinic workers have the same words on their lips! How sad that if they are listening to 'Christian' radio they will hear the unsanctified promise of pastors like this giving an unholy benediction of forgiveness EVEN while they are slaughtering infants!
Jesus Himself gives us the words to speak to religious & non-religious people:
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.
~ John 3:3, 5-7
Not every one that saith unto Me,
"Lord, Lord!", shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to Me in that day,
"Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name?
and in Thy Name have cast out devils?
and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?"
And then will I profess unto them,
"I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity."
~ Matthew 7:21-23
There is nothing new under the Son:
Hear the Word of the Lord:
"... from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.
They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
saying, 'Peace, peace,'
But there is no peace.
Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?
They were not even ashamed at all;
they did not even know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
at the time that I punish them, they shall be cast down,"