In yesterday’s online edition of LifeNews.com a headline appeared which read; “Australian State Passes Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth, Pro-Abortion Politicians Hug and Cheer.” I had to write a post related to this despicable show of the celebration of murder in the first degree! This report, which is now in the international arena followed up a local report on the 9 News Channel in Australia. Part of the article read “Pro-abortion politicians celebrated Thursday after the Australian state of New South Wales legalized the killing of unborn babies up to birth. The controversial law allows abortions for any reason up to 22 weeks and up to birth with the permission of two doctors and a hospital committee, The Independent reports. Ignoring strong opposition from New South Wales citizens, lawmakers in the upper and lower house quickly passed the bill with very few amendments.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, MP Alex Greenwich, the lead sponsor of the bill, and other pro-abortion politicians cheered and hugged each other in celebration Thursday after they voted to strip away basically all protections for babies in the womb. Abortion has been decriminalised in NSW. I am sorry this has taken so long,” Greenwich said after the vote. But Margaret Tighe, president of Right to Life Australia, mourned the news. “There should be no cause for jubilation in New South Wales today when the death knell has been sounded in the New South Wales Parliament for unborn children in the womb – abortion now being allowed up till birth,” she said. Tighe said the law does not even give babies who are born alive after botched abortions full protections. She expressed concerns about inadequate conscience rights protections for pro-life medical professionals as well. “We are proud of the many members of the Parliament of New South Wales who were unwavering in their stand for life and posed amendment after amendment to contain this horrendous bill,” she said…
New South Wales was the last state in Australia that protected unborn babies from abortion. Now, abortions are legal across the country. VOA News reports between 65,000 and 80,000 unborn babies are aborted every year in Australia. That number could go up even more as a result of the New South Wales vote. New York state lawmakers celebrated in a similar fashion in January when they passed a radical bill legalizing abortions for basically any reason up to birth.” This move by the pro-abortion lobby further puts more “nails into the coffin” of Australia. We are known as “the lucky country” but our luck is rapidly running out!
God Himself speaks through the prophet Jeremiah even to our generation today; “So you are to prophesy all these words against them and say to them: ‘The LORD will roar from on high; He will raise His voice from His holy habitation. He will roar loudly over His pasture; like those who tread the grapes, He will call out with a shout, against all the inhabitants of the earth. The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth because the LORD brings a charge against the nations. He enters into judgment on all mankind and puts the wicked to the sword,’ declares the LORD.” This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Behold! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the earth.” (Jeremiah 25:30-32)
God’s Word the Bible also says; “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow to fulfil His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and its works will be laid bare.” (2 Peter 3:8-10)
A day of retribution is coming for those who shed innocent blood. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus will see the fiery destruction of the wicked that have rejected the salvation only found in the Lord Jesus the Messiah. (Acts 4:12) God puts up with many things and reserves judgement to allow for repentance but when it comes to the indiscriminate killing of innocent babies in the womb God burns with righteous anger against such wickedness as this. God hates hands that shed innocent blood! (Proverbs 6:17) In the Old Testament many of God’s people were sacrificing their children on the pagan altars of Molech, a pagan ‘god’ that demanded little babies be sacrificed on its altar and burned in the flames. Whatever their motive it was a wicked practice God hated and judged most severely. (Leviticus 20-2-5)
Today the altars of ‘Molech’ are the abortion clinics whose doctors indiscriminately dissect, kill and suck out babies from their mother’s womb even when they are alive and in many cases are now leaving them kicking and crying and wallowing around in their own blood as they are left to die alone on the operating tables of Molech! In virtually every case abortions are done for convenience sake if the truth be known. Adoption is the best option is it not? How many childless couples there are that would love to adopt a new born baby? Non-therapeutic abortions will ultimately bring God’s judgement against the western democracies including Australia.
It is a proven fact that little unborn babies think and feel and have a will and respond to words spoken over them by their mothers. This is the same with every human being from the moment of conception. King David spoke about God’s actions in this matter; “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
I cannot get away from this image of politicians hugging each other and cheering one another on over such a barbaric act as non-therapeutic abortion. God Himself says; “Shall I not avenge Myself on a nation such as this!” (Jeremiah 5:9b) Non-therapeutic abortion not only kills the unborn innocent and disregards their rights, feeling and will to survive, but also effects the women who have these abortions spiritually, emotionally, psychologically and physically and let no one tell you that this is not true, because it is a proven fact! God’s love and mercy extends to those women who realise what they have done and come to God for pardon and mercy through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus for salvation. In every abortion case where there is genuine repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus for salvation then the sin “is removed as far as the east is from the west and their sin remembered no more!” (Psalm 103: 8-12) (Hebrews 10:17) (Hebrews 8:12) (Jeremiah 31:34)
God’s healing and restoring power in the atoning and cleansing power of the blood of Jesus in such cases is a very wonderful and gracious thing for the mothers who have aborted their babies. (1 John 1:9) God does this cleansing and pardoning work because the Lord Jesus Himself came down from heaven and came into this world to save sinners! As the great apostle Paul Himself wrote; “This is a trustworthy saying, worthy of full acceptance: The Messiah Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.” (1Timothy 1:15)
I still cannot get away from the images of Australian politicians and parliamentarians hugging each other and cheering each other on for such a barbaric act of violence against the unborn who cannot speak for themselves! Thank the LORD for those NSW parliamentarians and Christians who spoke out against this practice of ‘Molech worship.’ The reality is for our nation if we do not have a genuine Biblical revival in Australia, such as was seen in England in the days of John Wesley and William Booth, then our ‘luck’ as a nation will have run its course and we will no longer be “the lucky country” because “our ‘luck’ will have run out!”