Thursday, November 8, 2018

In Genesis 3, Eve had a conversation with a serpent.  Some believe it was a snake.  It may have been, but since some believe that way, let’s continue with that perception.  In the beginning man could either talk to all the animals and reptiles, as the movie’s Dr. Dolittle did, or this was a onetime occurrence.  Since it was an age of innocence, perhaps a talking snake caused curiosity rather than suspicion and fear.  In my day a good snake was a dead one!  Eve’s mistake was listening and believing its lie.  She wanted the right to live her life free of all restraints.  Like so many today, she failed to understand that consequences are tied to that kind of “freedom.”

Feminist believe they are in control of their own body because they have the right to legal abortion.  This “freedom” separates them from the responsibilities of motherhood.  They have fallen prey to the smooth line of selfish, chauvinistic men.  These modern Eves don’t realize that those chauvinists are related to that smooth-talking snake!  Swallowing their lies comes with consequences.  It is called pregnancy.  However, our courts have made it possible to remedy the consequences of that deception.  For a few dollars, abortion releases the man.  That’s right, it releases the MAN from all responsibility for his selfish, lustful act that produced that pregnancy.  This leaves him without any commitment to the woman.  She was his selfish whim rather than a person to be respected.  She isn’t honored, she is simply viewed as another stupid conquest.  God stated, “Do you see a man (or woman) wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 26:12).  Feminists are intelligent women who have believed a sweet-talking liar.  Lies have their consequences.  Female believers also partake of their reward!

Abortion doesn’t solve the problem.  The snake (man) continues to believe abortion will allow him to proceed without commitment.  That attitude will be a trap waiting to enslave him.  Venereal Disease is just a partial payment for the chauvinist and those he sweet talks.   VD is rampant in Tennessee as well as other States.   The Pied Piper of today leads the deceived into consequences they never dreamed of nor desired.

Abortion has hidden pitfalls that are revealed later.  Abortion is supposed to be cheaper and safer than giving birth to a baby.  Perhaps that is true if one doesn’t consider the life that could have been.  For some the reward is depression, regret, and guilt.  An immediate consequence may be the realization that the man has played her for a fool.  She was not a valued person to him, only a toy to be manipulated and counted as another conquest.  For some, they will realize the folly of such actions and turn from the snake to the Creator (John 14:6).

Jesus told the woman caught in the act of adultery, “Neither do I condemn you; Go and sin no more” (John 8:11).  While dining with a Pharisee, a woman with a bad reputation entered and began washing Jesus feet with her tears and wiping them dry with her hair.  Although the Pharisee and guests were horrified by this, Jesus said, “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.”  Then he said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.  Your faith has saved you.  Go in peace” (Luke 7:47-50).

Regardless of your sins and despite your reputation, Jesus can and will forgive you.  He will claim you as his own if you will come to him (Matthew 11:28-30).  Even those who had shouted “Crucify him” were given the opportunity to follow Jesus (Acts 2:23, 36-41).  When Peter finished preaching, they “gladly received his word and were baptized: and the same day there were added about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41).  You can follow their example and receive the same spiritual blessing they did.