Imagine you’re at home. Someone forces open the door and maliciously evicts you whilst simultaneously pulling off your legs, arms and head.
Now imagine there was no public outrage over your slaughter, not even a whimper of protest from the church — Silence. Maybe the pastors said it was a political issue or best left to the landlord’s personal choice. The landlord may have felt inconvenienced by having a tenant stay around for nine months and didn’t wish to wait till the tenancy had naturally expired. The tenant could then move to one of the many available welcoming households. Maybe the landlord felt there was a serious chance the tenant would die anyway. Perhaps they thought it was loving to hasten that death rather than have the inconvenience of saying goodbye in a civilised manner or the hassle of arranging specialised care or the inconvenient expense of an operation.
If we would be horrified to die so violently, how much more so should we want to spare children from such a fate?
In case you had not yet realised, the tenant in my modern parable is an unborn baby; the home is a womb, a cervix the door, and the murdering landlord is the mother!
Why do churches keep silent as one in three UK mums evict their children from their wombs to the tomb? Churches are falling over themselves to attend to the needs of the adult homeless — what large town in the UK doesn’t have a soup kitchen, food bank and night shelter? And this is in keeping with Jesus’s commandment — Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me [Matthew 25 34–36]. Why do churches obey only the selective commandments of Jesus and ignore others? What church regards Proverbs 25:11–12? If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
If the church is the body of Christ, why won’t it obey what the head (Jesus) has commanded it to do? Why do Pastors spend hours expositing the Good Samaritan parable but not recognise themselves as the Priests who passed by? Woe to ye hypocrites! There are 600 unborn babies evicted from their wombs via abortion every day in the UK. If churches readily identify Jesus as a homeless man, why do they fail to see him in an evicted baby made homeless unto death? Didn’t Jesus stress the value of children? Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven [Matthew 19:14]. Why does the church not understand Jesus when He said Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me [Matthew 25:40]. Churches fail to see that when these 600 baby brethren made in the image of God are slaughtered each day, Jesus likens it to His being evicted, homeless and deliberately murdered. Thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment [Matthew 5:21].
Maybe the churches think they are doing enough already for The Lord to overlook this silence in the face of infanticide. I would ask why then did The Holy Spirit list in the book of Kings the things that even the good Kings of Judah failed to do! God will not be mocked! He changeth not! Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven [Matthew 18:10].
Maybe The Holy Spirit is convicting you right now to act, to break the silence on this atrocity. There is so much you can do. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us [Romans 8:37]. We have God on our side! Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish [Matthew 18:14]. So what are you waiting for? Maybe you’ve had an abortion in the past. Repent! If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [1 John 1:9].
Pray that The Lord will equip you to be part of a growing movement in the UK to abolish the Abortion Act 1967. The babies need us to pray for them, write our MPs, and share graphic images via social media that humanise abortion victims and are a powerful deterrent. Maybe you feel so strongly about this that you’d like more information about starting an Abolition Society in your area. We’d love to hear from you. We’d love to help you.