The Sanctity of Life

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Marlin Thompson ~  

Galatians 6:7 King James Version (KJV)Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

In writing this article, whenever I express my opinion, I will begin a sentence with “I believe”.

 

1. Human Population

   I believe Adam and Eve were created as intelligent human beings about 6,000 years ago. Since 6 is man’s number and 7 is God’s number, the end of the Gentile age should be near. If God is using the Jewish calendar, the year now is 5774, so it could be another 226 years before the Gentile age is fulfilled.

 

   Propagation of the human race is a simple mathematical equation. I believe that the population at the time of the flood, about 2344 B. C. or 1,656 years after creation, was about 1 billion. The reason for this large number was that people lived to be 700 to 900 plus years old. I believe this was because until the flood the earth was covered with a heavy canopy of mist that blocked out the ultraviolet (that ages us) and that the atmospheric pressure was about 30 PSI instead of the 14.7 PSI today. Another factor was that human DNA had not been corrupted because of fewer generations. Life spans dropped dramatically after the flood until today we are allocated three score and ten (70 years) Psalms 90:10.King James Version (KJV) The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they befourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. The population on earth today is 7,405,000,000 and growing at about 1.07% a year. This has been accrued in the 4,360 years since the flood. That’s a lot of people, but they would all fit in the state of Texas with 1,000 square feet of room for each person.

2. Human Death

Hebrews 9:27King James Version (KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

 

   Since Adam and Eve sinned, all of humanity was condemned to die. The number of persons who lived and died since creation are about 8,400,000,000, and the number who lived and died since the flood are about the same as the number alive today, or 7,405,000,000. Sadly, the only persons missing from this statistic are aborted or miscarried babies.

 

How do people die?

   At this time, about 151,600 people die every day. In 2015, an estimated 58 million people died worldwide, excluding abortions and miscarriages. Abortion is the largest single cause of death. Since 1970, 1.6 billion babies have been aborted. China leads with over 400 million abortions (mostly girls) because of the one-child policy that was recently reversed.  This year there will be about 45 million abortions worldwide.  In the United States, there will be about 1 million abortions this year. Every 36 hours, the same number of babies are aborted as people who died ion 9/11. Planned Parenthood is responsible for 7.3 million of the 40 million abortions since 1973. Of the 40 million, about 28 million were African-American babies. There were more African-American babies aborted in New York City last year than live births. Demographic suicide is a term used to denounce countries like South Korea that “has the highest abortion rate in the world–1.5 million abortions per year for a population of 49 million–about seven times higher than the rate in the US”.

 

   Total deaths from all wars in recorded history are about 950 million. The top 10 conflicts that resulted in the most deaths are: The Taiping rebellion in China -1850 to 1864 – 70 million, World War II – 1939 to 1945 – 60 million, Mongol conquests in Eurasia – 1206 to 1324 – 55 million, Three Kingdoms War in China – 184 to 280 – 40 million, Ming Dynasty conquest in China – 1616 to 1662 – 25 million, Second Sino-Japanese War in 1927 to 1945 – 25 million,  World War 1 – 1914 to 1918 – 20 million, Dungan revolt in China – 1862 to 1877 – 20 million, Conquests of Tamerlane in Eurasia – 1370 to 1405 – 20 million, and An Lushan rebellion in China – 755 to 763 – 20 million.

 

    Non-communicable diseases were responsible for 68% of all deaths globally in 2012, up from 60% in 2000. The 4 main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutrition conditions collectively were responsible for 23% of global deaths, and injuries caused 9% of all deaths. Cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012, that is 3 in every 10 deaths. Of these, 7.4 million people died of ischemic heart disease and 6.7 million from stroke. In terms of number of deaths, 28 million (about three quarters) of the 38 million of global NCD deaths in 2012 occurred in low- and middle-income countries. In terms of proportion of deaths that are due to NCDs, high-income countries have the highest proportion – 87% of all deaths were caused by NCDs – followed by upper-middle income countries (81%). The proportions are lower in low-income countries (37%) and lower-middle income countries (57%).

 

   In high-income countries, 7 in every 10 deaths are among people aged 70 years and older. People predominantly die of chronic diseases: cardiovascular diseases, cancers, dementia, chronic obstructive lung disease or diabetes. Lower respiratory infections remain the only leading infectious cause of death. Only 1 in every 100 deaths is among children under 15 years. In low-income countries, nearly 4 in every 10 deaths are among children under 15 years, and only 2 in 10 deaths are among people aged 70 years and older. People predominantly die of infectious diseases: lower respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea diseases, malaria and tuberculosis collectively account for almost one third of all deaths in these countries.

 

   In 2012, 6.6 million children died before reaching their fifth birthday; almost all (99%) of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. The major killers of children aged less than 5 years were starvation (3.1 million), pre-maturity, pneumonia, birth asphyxia and birth trauma, and diarrhea diseases. Malaria was still a major killer in sub-Saharan Africa, causing about 15% of under 5 deaths in the region. About 44% of deaths in children younger than 5 years in 2012 occurred within 28 days of birth – the neonatal period.

 

   About 1.5 million people are killed in accidents each year worldwide. About 1,500 of these are from airplane crashes. There are about 52,000 deaths from all accidents in the United States. There are just over 1 million suicides each year worldwide, with about 40,000 in the United States.  About 560,000 people are murdered each year worldwide (non-war deaths), with about 15,000 of those in the United States.

 

3. What is Life?

Mark 8:36King James Version (KJV) For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

 

   I believe God created Adam and Eve with three things, a physical body, the breath of life, and a soul. Of these, the soul is the most important, because it is eternal. I believe life begins at the instant of conception, when the sperm enters the egg, and that the soul is created at that time. Scientists have captured the moment on film, and found the union is a “fireworks” show that produces a blast of white light. Specifically, scientists noted that at the exact moment of conception, an explosion of fiery sparks is emitted.  The findings could also go toward underscoring what the pro-life movement has insisted for years – that life starts at conception, rather than birth.

   Pro-abortion advocates call the entity inside a woman’s womb—well, what shall one call it? A fetus? Organic tissue? Uterine contents? A clump of cells? A part of the woman’s own body, like an appendix? Further, we should not be surprised that pro-choice forces employ our most sacred American values to maintain their regime: “choice” or “freedom” or the “rights of a woman.” There are no greater arguments than these in the American moral universe. Except, perhaps, life. So that thing must not really be a human life, right? You see how the argument works. It follows the same script as nearly every other slave-holding or genocidal regime in history.   In earlier times, the oppressors used the language of science—called race science—to downgrade the humanity of their victims or slaves. African Americans didn’t have “white blood.” The Nazis claimed to have developed a test for revealing non-Aryan blood. Today, pro-choice feminists and philosophers will grant that the unborn entity possesses human DNA. It doesn’t have a dog or a cockroach’s DNA, after all. We know better than the Nazis. But these writers employ the philosophical category of a person, in order to maintain the distinction between the unborn entity and a rights-possessing human. Being a person requires “viability” or “sentience,” or something like that.

   Since then, other philosophers have reasonably extended this will-to-power logic a step further, granting parents the same authority over their infants. And why not, if membership in the species is not the standard? We are playing God. Dehumanizing your enemies isn’t the only way to justify a killing. You can also harden your conscience. Yes, that is a human person I am killing. So be it. “What’s most disturbing about the Nazi phenomenon is not that the Nazis were madmen or monsters, it’s that they were ordinary human beings.” In between murderous military campaigns, Mark Twain said, “humanity washes the blood off his hands, and works for the universal brotherhood of man with his mouth.” Likewise, C. S. Lewis observed:  The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” . . . [or] even in concentration camps and labor camps. . . . It is conceived and ordered . . . in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Maybe, like, on the Senate floor? Or in the doctor’s office? No, not us, surely we are not that bad, are we?

   People will dehumanize their enemies before enslaving, torturing, or killing them. The Hutus of Rwanda regarded the Tutsi as “cockroaches” and clubbed them to death by the hundreds of thousands. White Americans called Native Americans “savages,” and African Americans “property,” in order to justify rape, man stealing, and the piles of corpses. On and on, the historical record reads, all the way back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian literature. It’s hard to kill or enslave your own kind, Livingston says. It’s easier to kill something subhuman, especially if it’s systematic and legally sanctioned killing. A murderous regime doesn’t only need power, it needs legitimizing, a moral argument, a sense of its . . . rights

 

4. America’s Killings

   Barack Obama’s administration is “the most rabid pro-abortion administration in US History,” according to the recent Christian Action News.  As the 41st anniversary of Roe V. Wade approaches on January 22, the question is asked by the editors: “In a nation that regularly polls as majority pro-life, how on God’s green earth have we not been able to end the killings. To liberal judges, liberal feminists, our mainstream media and liberals in general who rigidly cling to Justice Harry Blackman’s penumbra of privacy that millions of adults worldwide use as their legal OK to terminate pregnancies, perhaps a viewing of this shocking video that is banned on You Tube and Facebook will change some cruel hearts and minds.  Go to, “This is Abortion” to see what really happens when a baby is killed in what once was the safest place on earth to be, a mother’s womb.  The yellow and black warning label warns viewers of graphic, disturbing images. But perhaps we need to get disturbed.  By the way, some Black pastors warn parishioners that abortion kills blacks over and above the national statistics. But their message, like this video, is stifled by a media that refuse to tell Americans what really happens when a baby is killed.

   Hillary Clinton stumbled off script in April. “The unborn person does not have constitutional rights,” she said. Didn’t she get the International Planned Parenthood memo instructing pro-choice followers not to use the “p” word? Secretary Clinton dug herself in deeper by then using the “c” word: The fact that these unborn people don’t have constitutional rights, she continued, “doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support.” Wait, it’s a child? Well, not a full child, apparently. You can have some level of moral obligation to a subhuman child. You’ll feed your slave’s children, for instance. So, fine, fine, “fulfill your obligations,” Clinton concedes, but remember, that “does not include sacrificing the woman’s right to make decisions.” Ah, there we go, safely back on script. You’re a person if I want you to be.

   Let’s assume for a hypothetical moment that killing a “person” is in fact wrong. What should we say makes a person a person? A still-popular definition dates back to Greek antiquity: man is a rational animal. Unlike other beasts, humans can think (sometimes). A simple theory, but it doesn’t morally suffice. Personhood transcends endowment of some intellectual faculty. If personhood depends on rationality, what are we to make of the mentally impaired, or of those who suffer severe dementia, the comatose, or, in this case, the not-yet-born? Let’s make personhood much more basic. All that’s required to be a person is to be a member of the species. A human quite simply is a person, irrevocably and unqualifiedly. And thus it matters not at all whether someone is impaired, unconscious, or “viable.” Consider the flip side. If membership in the species is not the standard, then it falls to whoever has the most power to establish criteria for which people “are people” and which “are not people.” If you possess all the guns, or all the clubs, or all the land, or a majority on the Supreme Court, you get to set the standards for who is and who is not a person. Sound frightening? In fact, if you’re a mother, you now have exactly that power. In Roe v. Wade, seven judges determined that a woman has a “right to privacy” based on her possession of her own body and its reproductive organs. She must be treated as autonomous and as possessing the right to terminate a child who is not yet “viable” (could not survive) outside her womb. In other words, an unborn child’s dependence on its mother is twisted to mean the mother possesses complete authority to determine whether or not the child is a viable person. A mother can dehumanize it if she want to..

   One way or another, whether in the language of science (what is a human?) or philosophy (what is a person?), we find some way to demote “it.” The zygote, the embryo, the fetus—words that belong in an alien movie—are not fully us. Ironically, the pro-choice lobby postures as a movement for equality, progress, and protecting the oppressed. Meanwhile, abortion clinics offer drop-down website menus of fetus parts for purchase: tongue, eyes, limbs, head, ovaries, or scalp.

A fetus speaks:

   October 19 Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am. OC October 23 My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA. October 25 My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die. November 2 I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father. November 12 Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them. November 20 It wasn’t until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom? November 25 My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already. December 10 My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has. December 13 I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom? December 24 I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly tup-tup tup-tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom! December 28 Today my mother killed me

   Question: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had eight kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion? If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven.

 

5. Where Are the Babies?

  I believe that the souls of all aborted and miscarried babies will be in heaven. I believe that all people in heaven will be 30 years old, including aborted babies, and that they will have names and faces in their new bodies. I believe Adam and Eve were created thirty years old, Jesus began his ministry at age thirty, and Joseph assumed power in Egypt at age 30. I believe that the souls of all persons, regardless of age, who do not have the mental faculties to understand repentance and forgiveness, will be in heaven. I believe God, in His infinite wisdom, established a moment in each person’s life that is the age of accountability, and that is the moment of puberty. I believe if a young person becomes mentally impaired or dies before that moment, their souls are in heaven. I believe that for a person who is mentally competent and has reached the age of puberty, the only way their souls will be in heaven is that they accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior when they die. Aborted babies never get to experience the joys and sorrows of being human. They do not have a name or a face and have no obituary from the funeral home or local newspaper. There is nobody to mourn for them.  They never get to see the beauty of God’s earth, smell flowers or taste delicious food, hear the sounds of great music, read the Bible or great literature. They will never know the love of family and friends. “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required,” reads Luke 12:48 in the King James Version. Since these babies were given nothing, nothing is required of them.  “But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.” Mark 10:31 in the King James. These babies could have a higher station in heaven that many kings and rulers.

 

6. Conclusions:

God’s laws are absolute. It doesn’t matter what decisions seven members of the United States Supreme Court made in Roe v. Wade There are no easy answers to the tragedy of abortion. With modern contraceptives, the numbers could be greatly reduced if readily available and universally accepted  I believe God, in His infinite mercy, will offer forgiveness to any mother of an aborted baby who repents and asks for it, I believe the baby in heaven will also forgive the mother and they can be together for eternity. Eternity is a long time.