What next! How much more will our nation contend with God before we come to our knees in prayer? To come out of Europe was a call from God, but not this way.
Since abortion was legalised in 1967, already millions of unborn babies have been sacrificed to the self-centred greed and lust of our modern generation. So perhaps a comparatively small gesture of a Parliamentary concession to drop charges for women from Northern Ireland seeking abortions on the mainland of the UK has even now, after a week or so, slipped past the attention of the nation.
But it will not go unnoticed in the courts of Heaven, where the angels rejoice over one sinner who repents of their sins. Perhaps the total number of aborted babies will not significantly increase with this relaxing of laws (though this is unlikely) but just one more baby killed when its life has barely begun will be noted by God and will cause grief, not rejoicing, in Heaven.
Ignoring the Still Small Voice
When the Conservative Party was weakened by the General Election it was a call from God to seek his counsel and his way for our future out of Europe. It surprised us all that the strongly Protestant DUP would come into co-operation with the Government in a way that enabled them to be a Christian conscience at this significant time for our nation. Could this not be something of a still small voice from God, a prophetic moment that if heeded would be a beginning of a turning to God?
When the Conservative Party was weakened by the General Election it was a call from God to seek his counsel and his way for our future out of Europe.
Instead of that, seeking to be wise they became fools. The Government thought up a ‘clever’ strategy to get the Queen’s Speech passed without the need to be held up by an amendment that was likely to be supported by some Conservative MPs: introduce NHS-funded abortion for Northern Irish women – and in the process show that the biblical values of the DUP will not be tying the Government’s hands.
In 1945 we turned back, with God’s help, a Nazi regime that would have fully approved of selective abortion to strengthen the gene pool of the nation, and would count as for the ‘greater good’ the sacrifice of unseen, so seemingly unimportant, unborn children.
Now we are doing what God helped us defeat. We are sacrificing our children on the altar of a god of finance. To think that this will work is so foolish as to be almost unbelievable in a nation that over centuries developed such a wonderfully biblically-based constitutional framework.
It is, sadly, not difficult to prophesy more trouble ahead. Theresa May will think she has succeeded at the first hurdle of Brexit negotiations by getting the Queen’s Speech through. She has done exactly the opposite and, according to the standards of God, failed. There is a way forward for our nation of withdrawing from Europe and becoming a nation under God, but it will require God’s help.
Seeking to become wise, the Government have become fools.
We have just taken another step away from him and may never know what might have been possible if we paused in prayer as a nation to seek him. Every one of our present difficulties is a signpost pointing to Heaven and to the place of prayer.
How much more will it take to break our pride as a nation? How much before God says ‘enough is enough’ and we reap the whirlwind or the earthquake? God is full of grace, but to use unborn children as bargaining chips is a sin that will be answerable.