Something You Might Not Recognize as Pagan

You may be surprised at the pagan roots of this medical procedure. Let's take a stand, dear Christians.

Syncretism in the Modern Church explains how paganism is damaging modern culture. And today's devotion discusses one of the most evil pagan practices.

“In Pagan Rome, abortion was commonplace, performed by a variety of surgical and medicinal methods and taken for granted by philosophers.… The standard archaic Pagan position on the value of the lives of infants is reemerging today.”  (The Pagan Roots of Abortion Extremism)

With rallying cries like my body, my choice, politicians claim killing babies is a woman's right. But it's not the woman's brain that is crushed or her body torn limb from limb without anesthetic in late-term abortions promoted by our current government (Pain of the Unborn).
An early advocate for women's rights, Alice Paul, authored the original Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, and she insisted, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” (Source)
Abortion is like pagan child sacrifice, killing the child for personal benefits.* (Source)

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., was an outspoken abortion advocate who proudly admitted to having two abortions. But when she found Christ, she was able to divide truth from pagan lies and she said, “A woman has the right to choose what she does with her body. Absolutely. The baby's not her body; where's the lawyer for the baby? (Source
Abortion is a pagan practice corrupting culture, bringing unimaginable evil into people's lives. Let's heed the warnings in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. There can be no fellowship between darkness and light, paganism and Christianity. 


* Just as children were offered to pagan gods for some personal benefit, the majority of abortions are done for selfish reasons: e.g., to save the mother's or father's reputation, to prevent financial difficulties, to prevent an interruption or delay of educational and career opportunities, or simply to make life easier. 
See the Bible Love Notes Collection The Value God Places on Human Life. I especially recommend Abortion Victims which explains that the baby is not the only victim.

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You may be surprised at the pagan roots of this medical procedure. Let's take a stand, dear Christians.

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  1. Oh boy. I have had arguments with my roommate about abortion. She is a Christian?? I wonder sometimes, because she is on the "my body, my choice" bandwagon. What if one has an abortion, and that baby was going to be some brilliant scientist, doctor or teacher. What if Mary had had an abortion? Jesus would never have been born. I keep my opinions to myself now, because we are on the opposite sides of God's Word. And I could go on and on with same-sex marriages.

    1. Hi Kate, I understand your frustration. We are living in trying times. I agree with you that sometimes there's no use in continuing to argue when someone has made up their mind, but I want to encourage you to keep sharing the truth when you have other opportunities. God is pleased when we speak up for His truth, even if we don't get the results we'd like. God bless you!

  2. What about cases where the lady of any age is raped?

    1. Hi Christine,
      It is natural for us to have great sympathy for anyone who is raped. That's a terrible crime against a woman. Pregnancy in those cases is rare, and when a young girl is raped the chances of pregnancy are very, very rare. But it does happen and the stats show that 1% of abortions are done because of rape and .05% are due to incest. It doesn't matter how small the stats, we should have concern for a woman or girl in this condition.

      If the pregnancy will kill a young girl, then an abortion would be appropriate. But that's actually not called an abortion because it's not for the purpose of getting rid of the child. It's for the purpose of saving the mother's physical life and the death of the child is a side affect, not the purpose. And saving the mother's life has always been an allowed reason for "abortion."

      But should we encourage a raped woman to kill the innocent child she carries? Will that make the pain of the rape go away? I think it's obvious that it won't. The woman has suffered an injustice that she will never forget. Jesus can bring her comfort and peace, but nothing will make the rape go away, certainly not killing the innocent baby.

      The baby is not responsible for the rape in any way. From a Christian standpoint, it is never right to kill a child for the sins of his/her father. If the raped woman has the child and gives it up for adoption, something good has come from something terrible. If she aborts the baby, she may very well live the rest of her life with both the pain of the rape plus post abortion syndrome, a very common problem for women who've had abortions.

      But the bottom line is that it's not our place to decide who lives and who dies. That's God's place. If a woman gets pregnant due to a rape, God can use that evil situation for good in her life.

      And here's another bottom line: Usually people who bring up rape or incest or life of the mother when abortion is discussed are not against abortion for any reason. I'm not accusing you of doing that. I'm assuming your question is genuine. But despite the fact that 98.5% of abortions are not in any way connected with rape or incest, those excuses are the ones usually used to defend abortion. If a person genuinely wants to allow abortion for those reasons, they should be strongly opposed to current abortion laws when allow abortion for any selfish reason. That to me is the test of genuine concern for women. If a person says I'm strongly opposed to abortion except in cases of rape and incest, I may not agree with them, but I believe they have better motives and morals than those who claim it should be legal for any and every reason.

      Abortions are not healthy for baby, mother, or culture in general. I hope that answers your question.