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There’s a Fierce Spiritual Battle at the Heart of Abortion

We celebrate choices that inflict suffering on the weak. The Enemy doesn’t. Our job is to make the vermin think like us, not Him.

Two go into the clinic. Only one comes out alive. Two victims for each abortion—one dead, one wounded. Two for the price of one! Hell’s sidewalk sale.

Jesus said of the devil, “He was a murderer from the beginning…when he lies he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). It is no accident that Jesus speaks about Satan’s murders and his lies in the same breath. Lies are the wheels that turn every holocaust. To pull off his murders, Satan tells us lies. He is so eloquent, so persuasive in his lies, and we are so gullible, that we fall for his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). He masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14), calling right wrong and wrong right, making us think—as many pro-choicers do—that they are taking the moral high ground and doing what’s right even as they defend something unspeakably immoral. We’ve seen that more than ever at this time in our nation’s history as pro-abortion forces are mobilized and motivated and will aggressively raise funds and recruit volunteers to fight to make abortion universally legal once again.

I don’t hate those who are pro-choice or believe they are the devil incarnate. We should pray for them and look for ways to have real dialogues full of both grace and truth. I know and like many who support what they call reproductive choice. I have listened to them, read their books, and watched their videos. (I think it’s fair to say I’ve studied the pro-choice arguments far more than most pro-choice people have.) I do not imagine people who are pro-choice are plotting to destroy civilization. I think they honestly believe that abortion is a necessary option that is ultimately best both for women and our society. But that doesn’t change the ugliness and darkness of what they are supporting or the fact that abortion brutally ends a child’s life.

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Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (www.epm.org), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He is a New York Times best-selling author of over fifty books, including Heaven (over one million sold), The Treasure Principle (over two million sold), If God Is Good, Happiness, and the award-winning novel Safely Home. His books sold exceed ten million copies and have been translated into over seventy languages.