Are Babies EVER an Inconvenience? Mt 19

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By Bob McEvoy - Posted at The Salty Scrivener:

The Value of Children
(Born and Unborn)

Text. Matthew 19:13-15

What value do we place on tiny human life?

– The Jews of Jesus’ day had respect for the unborn and the newly born child, unlike the pagan nations that surrounded them. The penalty under the law of Moses for infanticide was death. Leviticus 20:2 Needless to say the Israelites were disobedient. Jeremiah 32:34-36 The penalty for the death of unborn children was just as severe. Exodus 21:22-24

– In Greek and Roman society, a much more ‘cultured and civilised place to be’ the murder of newly born children was considered barbaric and uncivilised, so a child would be exposed on a hillside or open place; it wasn’t considered murder, because who knew whether a passing stranger, or even a god might come along and adopt the child. The reality was that the baby would die of dehydration, or be eaten alive by animals.

– Our modern society has greatly conflicting attitudes about children. On the one hand we over-indulge our children. They are treated like little princes and princesses, yet on the other hand, life often seems cheap when it is still in the womb. According to the World Health Organisation, there are between 40 to 50 MILLION abortions every year. The majority of those abortions are not for babies with no life expectancy, or for the health of the mother, but because having a baby is INCONVENIENT. People want to sin without consequence for themselves. The human right to have unrestricted sex on demand outweighs the right to life of the babies that inevitably result from that behaviour.


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