In Hosea 4:6 God is saying “My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge, because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children”. God is speaking to us, urging 6us to seek His wisdom and knowledge. But the world today has become more rebellious to His word, truth and holiness. We have taken God for granted and listen more to the lies and tricks of the devil.
Gods speaks very clearly in the bible on the value of unborn children. He says that personally He made each one of us and has a plan for each life. In Jeremiah 1:5 He says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”.
Everybody nowadays hears a lot about the issue of abortion which has become very contentious not only in Malawi but worldwide. Abortion advocates are championing for policy and law reforms and this has brought divided opinions.
We all know human life is a precious gift from God and that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others. It is paramount that society through its laws and social institutions must protect and nurture human life at every stage of existence. We cannot run away as a society because life must be protected with utmost care from the moment of conception.
In this modern world human rights are proudly proclaimed and the value of life itself given public affirmation, Yet “The very right to life”, is being denied and trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence. That moment of birth and the moment of death.
As society we must make commitment never to intentionally kill, collude in the killing of any human life and unless we repent God will not spare those responsible. No matter the motive behind abortion, it burdens the woman conscience in life, her soul in death, but thrice guilty to who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the act of innocent killing.
The more we debate and understand abortion, the more we realize it is anti-God, anti-human, anti-life and anti-woman. This affirms abortion is direct killing of an innocent life and is always gravely immoral.
Life as a gift from God should not be taken away. Be reminded God is “Pro-Choice” but He tells us clearly the only acceptable choice to make. As in” Deuteronomy 30:19 “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
Therefore believers with God’s voice must pray for dignity of human life. They must give urgent attention and priority to stand against pro -abortion advocates on behalf of victims who are the most vulnerable and defenseless members of human race.
This word of wisdom is for the sake of humanity and God’s Glory.
- The author is former Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and now a Nyasa Times columnist