One reader of this blog is a pharmacist in a western state who's struggling over whether to continue to dispense birth control pills from his pharmacy (he owns it). One of the methods birth controls pills work is by preventing the fertilized ovum from implanting himself on the wall of the uterus. Twenty-five years ago, a pharmacist showed me this truth matter-of-factly stated in his continuing education curriculum. So please pray for the pharmacist, that he will honor God and begin to refuse to take part in the murder of these unborn babies.
Another pharmacist I know, when faced with the growth in the use of ECPs (and if you don't know what those are, shame on you; they're the growth curve of the baby murdering business right now) changed his mind about when human life begins. Of course, like all life, human life begins at conception--the moment the egg is fertilized by the sperm. But to silence consciences, decades ago the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists changed their definition of conception, decreeing that from that point on human life would no longer begin at conception, but rather at the point in time when the fertilized ovum successfully implants himself on the uterine wall.
A pharmacist I used to consider a friend and brother saw ACOG one and raised them ten. A couple of years ago he changed his definition of the beginning of human life and now he has no problem fulfilling prescriptions for ECPs. But get this: he went further than ACOG. They say it's a human life at implantation, but he's decided it's not a human life until several weeks later. Maybe fourteen or twenty-one days--who knows?
Until then he thinks this living man bearing the Image of God isn't really living...And it isn't really a man. It's a fungus. Bacteria. An acorn. A rock. Or then again, maybe it's living, but only a monkey or a moose or a snake?
If you think I shouldn't deride him, consider that he's constantly an accessory to murder while serving as an elder, and that many consider him a very pious and godly man.
We've become so very callous that we are incapable of truth in our outward parts, not to mention our inward parts.
What do you think of this glorious video of these precious babies as God Almighty, their loving Heavenly Father, knits them together in their mother's womb? Would it really be that difficult for us to confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ by taking up our cross and following Him? Would it really be impossible for us to take a step of real faith and stop taking or selling the pill?
Forget opposing surgical abortions. We'll never be able to stop them until followers of Jesus Christ repent of our murderous involvment in ECPs and birth control pills.
Have you ever noticed how Psalm 139 is never read through to the very end?
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.
O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. (Psalms 139:13-24)
(TB, w/thanks to several loved ones)