Around 207,000 of the 821,000 pregnancies conceived in 2019 were terminated, the Office for National Statistics said.
(Today’s Daily Mail)
This regime of wholesale slaughter of the unborn in England and Wales will soon be practised here in Northern Ireland, thanks to the immoral dictum of the Westminster parliament and that at the behest of all politicians here with the exception of most of the DUP members and of course, Jim Allister and his party colleagues. It would appear that amongst the ranks of the DUP there are those who support abortion.
I believe that there is nothing in the affairs of the nation which offends God more than this slaughter.
Yes, sodomy is deeply offensive to heaven as are the variety of perversions which come under the headings of LGBT+!
The nation has increasingly embraced, defended and embedded these evils within the framework of the nation, even making it an offence effectively to criticise and characterise these practices as devilish, which they are!
But surmounting these profoundly immoral activities is that of the violently putting to death of the unborn at the whim of modern social thinking and trends. It has to be noted that amongst the followers of Islam and Buddhism etc, there is much less embracing of abortion. For that reason, the birth rate of those often referred to as ‘immigrants’ is much higher than the birthrate of those who who term themselves ‘native’ citizens. An article headed: ‘The Impact of Migration on UK Population Growth’ states: “Population estimates show that net migration was a major component of population growth over the past two decades making up 56% of population growth from 1991 to 2018.”
That means that a small percentage of the overall population contributes 56% of the overall birthrate.
That has serious implications for the future religious and social complexion of the UK!
What the Lord, Who is the ruler of all nations and sovereign in the affairs of man, thinks of this moral attitude is easily found in the Bible.
It was a common thing for nations, which lapsed into ungodly immorality, to abuse children and lose all sense of concern and compassion for the young. Out of that developed what amounted to torture of children in the name of religion!
Today, the value of a child’s life may be seen in the past and ongoing court cases, involving the murder of the young and innocent, often by those who are their parents or guardians.
These cases are very evidently on the increase!
Heed these verses from God’s Word.
“And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD,” Leviticus 18:21. This was the law of God, unchanging and unchangeable.
“Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever [he be] of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth [any] of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people,” Leviticus 20:2-5.
Such wickedness was seen as an adopting of the practices of the heathen and entailed a committing of spiritual adultery with the false god, Molech.
Sadly, such was the prevalence of such wickedness in the nations surrounding Israel that even such a wise man as Solomon was beguiled into setting aside God’s law and engaging in the wickedness of idolatry.
“Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant,” 1 Kings 11:7-11.
That which began with Solomon spread into wholesale indulgence of the most wicked aspects of idolatry as was highlighted by Jeremiah the prophet.
“For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD. For this city hath been to me [as] a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face, because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them], yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction. But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. And they built the high places of Baal, which [are] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence,” Jeremiah 32:30-36.
The turning of the back of Israel and Judah upon God is replicated in the legalising and promoting an ever more liberal and comprehensive abortion regime, common throughout the nations of the world, but especially within our United Kingdom as these latest figures show.
Let the UK recognise that the record of Holy Scripture shows that there is a terrible price to pay for such wickedness.
Many Christians have long warned of the consequences of the abandonment of God’s Law that has long been the trend under the influence and leading of the apostate churches. The fate of any nation is sealed when there is a persistent and defiant rejection of the Word of God. What happened to Israel and Judah will happen, in essence, to this nation. “And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.”
Babylon was raised up of God to be His ‘servant’ (Jeremiah 25:9) in the execution of His judgment upon rebellious Judah. The Lord is still able to emulate and mirror such events amongst the nations and humble those defiant people within our nation who give no heed whatsoever to His law.
That is what the Lord Jesus returns to this earth to accomplish!
Revelation 18 records just why the Lord returns in judgment and great fury upon the nations which have drunk of the wine of wickedness and rebellion, proffered by the hand of the ‘scarlet woman’, the Bible’s representation of the embodiment of apostasy enthroned in the latter day manifestation of ‘Babylonism’ and situated once more in that ancient city rebuilt!
That spirit which will develop and grow into its final dreadful form, is at work even now (2 Thessalonians 2:7). It is evident in the tide of events, morally and socially, within the UK, especially since the Second World War. That tide has accelerated since the emergence of ‘Ecumenism’ on to the national stage with its doctrine of syncretism, the amalgamation of all religions under one, as a major force in the spiritual affairs of the nation.
Today, the teaching of Islam and Buddhism and the edicts of Sikhism have as much standing as the Law of God which historically underlies the whole constitutional structures of the United Kingdom. In truth, there has been a dismantling of such structures and the erection of a ‘tower of Baal’ as the new central moral edifice in our nation!
Heed what John was bidden to write regarding the return of Christ in judgment.
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her,” Revelation 18:1-8,
That judgment will bring great and indeed eternal grief to those who embrace the spirit of latter-day ‘Babylonism’ but not so the righteous.
“Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; and the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth,” Revelation 18:20-24.
The promoters and advocates of today’s abortion regime are here referred to as those who have been deceived by her ’sorceries’. That word may be translated literally as ‘sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it’.
There has been a ‘bewitching’ of today’s drug-ridden society into embracing abortion as something acceptable, even by some it would appear to claim to be Christians (see God is still speaking).
This ‘bewitching’ is a direct result of the drinking of “the wine of the wrath of her fornication”, that is the lies and deceit of modernistic ‘theology’ and ‘philosophy’ emanating from the mouths of ecumenical false prophets and teachers.
Christian, awaken to the deception that is abroad and seek the Lord in prayer and raise your voice against such wickedness and so distance yourself from that which will meet with God’s wrath in His time!
Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
August 6th 2021.