Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 17 (The False Prophet, Part 29: “The 6th Head: Cruel Compassion Regarding Abortion”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 17

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The False Prophet, Part 29: “The 6th Head: Cruel Compassion Regarding Abortion”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fetus_ellipse.jpgEven though abortion has been legal in America for a number of decades, there is still a great divide in western societies over this issue.

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But just what does the Bible say about abortion? That’s the really important question!

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What does God have to say about this very controversial issue?

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Fetus Ellipse – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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“THOU SHALT NOT KILL”

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Of course, the very first passage that comes to mind is the 6th Commandment…”Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13

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And Jesus said it this way…”Thou shalt do no murder.” Matthew 19:18

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The problem is, many people have somehow convinced themselves that this commandment doesn’t apply to unborn children. “It’s just a hunk of flesh”, they disingenuously proclaim.

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But the Bible reveals that this so-called, “hunk of flesh” is actually a child! After all, in Genesis 38:24, a young lady named Tamar, was said to be, “with child”, three months after conception.

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Ten Commandments – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 4.0

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So what else speaks to this very controverted issue?

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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JOHN MEETS JESUS AND LEAPS FOR JOY!

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Listen to this next passage from Luke’s Gospel…”For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy (Mary’s) salutation, sounded in mine (Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth) ears, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in my womb for joy.” Luke 1:44

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Here was the young virgin, Mary, going to her cousin, Elisabeth’s home, just after she was told that she was with child, the baby Jesus. And Elisabeth (who was six months along with her own baby, John the Baptist), exclaimed to Mary that she felt John leap in her (Elisabeth’s) womb for joy because Jesus had entered the home of Elisabeth.

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So now it is established that Jesus, although newly conceived was already a living soul within Mary’s womb. And John, six months along in his mother’s womb, was able to think, reason, and even to leap for joy because the Holy Spirit informed him that the Savior of the world was in the house.

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And so, this passage should should dispel the popular notion that a newly conceived child is merely “a hunk of flesh”, as many abortion advocates would have us to believe. Yes, Mary was probably only a few weeks with child, and yet Jesus was very present.

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But also, being only six months in Elisabeth’s womb, John’s actions prove that a child in the womb is able to think and even experience joy!

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Mary greeted by cousin Elisabeth – Cropped photo – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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LIFE MUST BE GIVEN FOR LIFE

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Now, just one more passage. This one is found in Exodus, when Moses is explaining the law… “If https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fetus_ellipse.jpgmen strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life…”  Exodus 21:21-23

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In other words, if anyone dies (Old English word,”mischief’), then life shall be given for life.

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And all of us instinctively know that life begins at conception. And the previously mentioned passage from Luke, (concerning Jesus being just recently conceived), confirms that life begins at conception.

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Fetus Ellipse – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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THIS IS A TEST

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And so, from these passages it is clear that God has given enough information in the Bible for all https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fetus_ellipse.jpgtruth-seekers to realize that abortion is murder.

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And yet, God has supplied those who are dishonest with enough “pegs to hang their doubts upon”.

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But really, the people of the world all realize that abortion prevents a child from entering the world. And deep down they realize what abortion is: dirty rotten murder.

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Fetus Ellipse – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jesus_Christ_in_prayer.jpgNevertheless, for those who have already committed this heinous sin, there is hope! Yes, even the great Apostle, Paul, was guilty of murder, prior to his conversion. And God forgave him.

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And King David was likewise a murder, and yet, God forgave him as well.

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And so, those who have committed the grievous sin of killing that life in their womb can come to Jesus and plead for His forgiveness just like David did. (read Psalm 51).

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TO READ PART 30, CLICK HERE…Year 4 – April 20 (The False Prophet, Part 30: “Misguided Mercy”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent in regard to the great deception going on in today’s world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…SEPTEMBER 20 (A Form of Godliness: Humanitarianism), or you can read this…February 18 (A Form of Godliness, Part 5: “3-dollar-bill Love!” CONTINUED)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

April 18 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part ??, “How To Catch A Serial Killer”)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 63 – Thy King Cometh

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #158, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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