The decision for a mother to terminate the life of her unborn child must be the most painful and difficult choice imaginable.
Sadly, our society has placed this burden upon women because it has given mothers the option to abort their unborn child.
In the rare situation where a decision needed to be made between the life of a mother or her child, people have made the painful decision to terminate the child.
Yet our society has now extended abortion to allow situations where a pregnancy is simply ‘unwanted’.
In a recent development, New York legislators have chosen to permit late-term abortions, allowing medical practitioners to terminate a pregnancy in its final moments.
Even if it could be argued that a first-trimester foetus was not yet human, there is no doubt that a baby of more than thirty weeks is more than a clump of cells.
And yet we are growing less and less shocked by the thought of doctors causing the death of a human whose only fault is that they have not already traversed their mother’s birth canal.
The Bible makes it clear that God sees unborn children as humans, and view has been held by civilised people for centuries.
Yet, as we stray further and further away from God’s word, our collective heart is hardened, and we are more convinced by an atheistic view that values humans based on their benefit to others.
If we keep travelling this pathway, we will soon justify infanticide of babies with disabilities, and more euthanasia of the aged.
For the vulnerable in our world we must obey the voice of God and show love to those who are unable to love us back.
And we must defend these unborn babies from the acts and decisions of health and legal professionals whose oaths should have led them to protect the vulnerable, not lead them to their premature death.
This weekend we’d love you to be with us as we look at God’s word to find out how it is that he’s building his church. We might have all sorts of weird and wonderful ideas about how to grow things, but we’re crazy not to listen to God and ‘go with the grain’ of building his church, using the tools he’s given us.
At 5pm on Saturday we’ve got a kids’ program, so it’s ideal for families with younger kids. Then, after we all have dinner together, our youth group meets from around 7.30 till 9.30pm.
On Sunday at 9am our church is a little more traditional, but still fresh and modern. Both services will have Lord’s Supper this weekend.
We’re going to also have our weekly Question and Answer time, where our minister Jodie will answer your questions from last week, which were:
So, be sure to come along and join us for church. Whether you’re a regular, or if you’ve never set foot in a religious building, then our church is the place for you!