Jesus can forgive in fact any sin if the sinner repents.
As I review my patient’s surgical histories, I come across a high percentage of women who have had at least one abortion. Many of them are remorseful knowing they extinguished a life, while others would not have a problem wearing a “I had an abortion” t-shirt at a pro-choice rally.
The following comment was left on my blog as a response to one of Delight in Truth’s most popular articles “Face to Face With the Reality of Abortion” (here) . It comes from a Christian woman who had an abortion in her youth. It is an uplifting message of repentance and redemption. She is an example that the blood of Christ can cover any sin, even one as horrific as abortion. Her blog The Narrowing Path is here.
“For those who have posed the question…if you want to know how a woman could do such a thing [abort her baby], you could ask one directly. Some of us are more than willing to be honest about our experience.
It is one of the most horrendous things a woman can go through, and only the Lord himself can heal a person from the trauma of it. I know, I had one when I was a young adult. At the time, I was spiraling into a breakdown, and couldn’t even process the information about my “options”. I saw none, and with terrible dread every step of the way, went through with it, knowing it was an abominable thing to do, as my mum held my hand and bid farewell to her first grandchild.
I have wept more than I could have ever imagined over this experience, and it certainly was very poignant when my first son was born a decade later. My two children are such an undeserved gift from the Lord, given the fact that I killed my first child.
I share my story sometimes, as a support to others, and also to remind people who even Christians can backslide into terrible sinning and find themselves in this situation.
There are options, and as Christians, abortion is not one of them. It is humbling when you look at the ten commandments and have to admit to all of them, murder included. Thankfully we have a merciful and gracious God, who washes us clean with the blood of his precious Son.
From blood-red to snowy white.
The Lord has now healed me from that trauma, and forgiven me for that heinous sin. I pray that we can show the same compassion to others who have been through similar situations, without ever condoning the practice at any stage in a pregnancy.”
touching testimony. Thanks for posting.
I second the touching testimony.
What a great story of redemption and mercy. One of the elderly volunteers at the center had a similar experience. She had her abortion years before it was legal, but it haunted her relentlessly for years.
Today, she is one of the most, kind, soft-spoken people that you would ever meet. God’s grace has set her free. Interestingly, before she had to stop volunteering because of health issues, she was responsible for helping many pray and ask God into their lives.
God can use our brokenness to help others.
This reminds me of Scripture found in 1 Peter 1. The last verse in that chapter says that angels long to look into the process of redemption.
I think that is a very, very profound verse because these angels which are absolutely holy and unblemished, they do not understand what it is to be fallen because they have not experienced it.
Therefore they do not understand the redemption that we has believers understand. Such a profound thing to ponder…
These women who have had an abortion and repented, and then spend their lives ministering to other women in a similar situation are to be admired.
What a mighty God we serve.
He takes our trash and makes a treasure, our messes and makes miracles.
To God, be the glory – great things He has done, and continues to do.
If we say we have no sin, we lie and the truth is not in us.
Thanks for this wonderful story of restoration, offered to all.
Amen, Ali. I appreciate your comments.
Thanks. I was a crisis pregnancy counselor for several years. I really appreciate this heartfelt blog.
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Who are those who are included in salvation? All men who believe and obey what the apostle Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost are saved. It does not make any difference what denominational name is written on the church building where you worship, if you obey the gospel preached by Peter, then, you are saved, you are a member of the Lord’s church, you are part of the church of Christ, you a member of the body of Christ, you are a Christian.
What did Peter preach?
1. Peter preached that Jesus was a miracle worker. (Acts 2:22)
2. Peter preached that Jesus was resurrected from the dead by God the Father.(Acts 2:24-35)
3. Peter preached that Jesus was both Lord and Christ.(Acts 2:36)
When the three thousand believe Peter, they asked “What shall we do?”(Acts 2:37)
4. Peter told them to repent and be baptized in order to have their sins forgiven.(Acts 2:38)
This is the same message Jesus preached. (Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved….)
THE TERMS FOR PARDON ARE: Faith-John 3:16, Repentance-Acts 2:38, Confession-Romans 10:9-10, Baptism (immersion in water) 1 Peter 3:21
All who meet the terms for pardon are saved regardless of the denominational name on the church building.
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If you were to look at the Biblical accounts and teaching about salvation what would be your conclusion? If you were to look at teaching about salvation, of the hundreds, of denominations would it be different from the Scriptures?
WHAT DO THE SCRIPTURES MEAN TO YOU?
After Jesus was resurrected from the dead He said this. Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Mark 16:15-16 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
What does that mean to you? I am not asking what you have been taught to believe.
The church of Christ began on the Day of Pentecost and was recorded in the book of Acts along with the conversions of the early church.
The firsts conversions.
Acts 2:37-41 Now when they heard this they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit……41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
How would you interpret these Scriptures? I am not asking how Bible commentators have explained these Scriptures.
Acts 8:5-12…..12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
What do you believe this means? I am not asking what your church catechism teaches.
Acts 8: 26-40 …..35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. 36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 37[And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said , “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him…….
What do you think just happened with Philip and the eunuch? I am not asking you what your church leaders have taught you.
Acts 10:34-47…..43 Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness from sins.”………48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ……
What is your understanding of theses verses of Scripture? I am not asking you how your church creed book explains them.
Acts 16:14-15 A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. 15 And when she and her household had been baptized……
What do you believed happened? I am not asking you what your church statement of faith said just occurred.
Acts 16:22-33…..29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 And said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 33 And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
What is your view of what happened here? I am not asking about views that are found in books written about the Bible.
Acts 8:8 Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
What is your understanding of theses events. I am not asking how these events are explained in extra-Biblical writings.
Acts 19:3-5 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said “Into John’s baptism.” 4 Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is Jesus.” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
What do you believed happened here? I am not asking what your Bible study group decided occurred.
Acts 22:12-16…..16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name!
What do you think took place with Saul? I am not asking what T.V. preachers think.
Can you see any correlation between what Jesus said in Matthew 28:29, Mark 16:15,16 and the Christian conversions in the book of Acts?
Are the conversions in the book of Acts a true representation of what is found in church catechisms, books about the Bible, church statements of faith, T.V. preacher’s sermons, church creed books, what your church leaders teach, what you always thought to be true, or what the early church fathers believed.
What do you think the book of Acts teaches about Biblical salvation? No man can be saved by what others believe.
Be honest with yourself. Is what you believe about salvation, Biblical or extra-Biblical?
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