The Foundation of True Biblical Repentance and Faith After Murdering a Child (or children) by Abortion
How can I be forgiven for murdering my baby by abortion?
We will focus in this article on the sin of murder. You may, or may not, also be sexually immoral. Some who have murdered their child(ren) by abortion are married to the father of their baby; however, in the United States over 80% of the mothers who murdered their infants by abortion were unmarried (or married to someone other than the father of their child). So, we will include sexual immorality (fornication) as one of the serious sins which you must repent of as well.
It is our desire that you come to biblical repentance for the sin of murdering your baby – that you might honor God and be truly forgiven by the only One who has the power and authority to forgive your sin: Jesus Christ.
Will you escape the wrath of God on Judgment Day?
Your eternal destiny is the most important thing in the world.
Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” ~ Mark 8:36-37
Jesus warned, “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” ~ Luke 13:3, 5
Jesus Christ clearly taught that the only way to escape the wrath of God now, and the pains of hell at the Judgment, is by genuine repentance of sin.
What then does the Bible tell us is true repentance? It is important that you understand the difference between false repentance and true repentance.
Thomas Watson explains what genuine true gospel repentance is; repentance is a grace of God’s Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.
Know that repentance is a spiritual medicine made up of six special ingredients:
- Sight of sin
- Sorrow for sin
- Confession of sin
- Shame for sin
- Hatred for sin
- Turning from sin
If any one is left out it loses its virtue.
1. Sight of Sin
This means to SEE YOUR SIN FOR WHAT IT IS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
First we must properly define the word: sin.
We do this by looking to the Bible, which is the holy, inerrant Word of God, the source of eternal truth, and is forever settled in heaven.
“Your Word is true from the beginning: and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” ~ Psalm 119:166
According to the Bible SIN is transgression of (disobedience to) the Law of God, His Holy Commandments. That is why the Bible calls sin lawlessness (I John 3:4;5:17).
God has written His Law/Holy Commandments on our hearts with His own finger. When we sin, we know that we are doing what is evil and wrong in God’s sight. God gave us a conscience to know right from wrong. So, when we sin, we do it with the guilty knowledge that it is sin. That is why we are without excuse before God when we sin. (Romans 1:20)
Consider your own life and your many sins. Be honest.
Let's go over some of the commandments of the Lord.
Isn’t it true that you have personally broken the commandments of God intentionally, repeatedly and without remorse? Have you lied? Have you stolen? Have you taken God’s Name in vain? Have you dishonored your parents? Have you been sexually immoral (had sex with someone you are not covenanted in marriage to, which the Bible calls the sin of ‘fornication’)?
Now, to address the sin of abortion.
Psalm 127:3 says; “Children are a gift from the Lord”. God is the One who opens (and closes) the womb. We are informed by Scripture that all human persons are made in the image and likeness of God. Every infant conceived in the womb is a person whom God has personally designed, created and sustained and given to their parents (and to the world) as His precious gift.
The Sixth Commandment says: “You shall not murder”. Have you murdered a baby by abortion, or helped someone else to kill an innocent child? If you have murdered your baby by abortion, and if you are not married to the man you have been having sex with, you have willfully violated God’s clear commands. In Revelation 21:8 God provides the punishment He has ordained for your sins; “…as for murderers, the sexually immoral…their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (hell)”
Fear the fury and wrath of God.
Do you understand that God is furious with you for your sin? The Bible says;
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” ~ Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; Psalm 111:10
“God is angry with the wicked every day” ~ Psalm 7:11
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” ~ Rom. 1:18
If you die in your sin you will face the undiluted fury and fierceness of Almighty God. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
Your sin has separated you from God. (Isaiah 59:2)
Is there hope for you? Remember that Jesus declared: “Unless you repent, you will perish!” Let us go on to see what the repentance Christ is speaking of looks like.
2. Sorrow for Sin
"I will be sorry for my sin" ~ Psalm 38:18
Did you know that the Bible describes two types of sorrow (grief, regret, remorse) for sin? “For godly sorrow produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly sorrow produces death.” (II Corinthians 7:10)
One type of sorrow (regret, remorse) is worldly and results in a false repentance. The other is a godly sorrow and results in a genuine repentance.
Let me ask you a question: Are you experiencing any kind of guilt, sorrow, regret, remorse for the sin of murdering your baby? Is your regret based on what YOU have had to suffer or endure as a result of killing your child? Or, are you sorry for sinning against your innocent baby and against the God who gave him or her to you?
Godly sorrow is a true sense of guilt for having sinned against God and for having done harm to another. This sorrow for sin is not superficial: it is a holy agony. Godly sorrow is the kind which God can use to bring you to real forgiveness and salvation.
3. Confession of Sin
Proverbs 28:13 says: "Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy."
Did you know that the Bible teaches that, “there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of Blood”? (Hebrews 9:22) God requires Blood to cover (atone) for sins. The Father sent forth His only begotten Son, born of a virgin. Jesus is the Son of God! He lived a perfectly sinless life, obeying all of God’s commandments in thought, word and in deed, fulfilling all righteousness.
And, then Christ laid down His life. He was crucified by wicked men. Jesus died and rose again on the third day. His precious Blood was spilled to ransom sinners like us! Only those who have the Blood of the spotless Lamb of God will be forgiven of their sins.
4. Shame for Sin
The fourth ingredient in repentance is shame: "that they may be ashamed of their iniquities" (Ezekiel 43:10)
Are you struck by the great exceeding sinfulness and the guilty shame of your sins? If you are guilty of fornication, will you humbly confess your sexual sin to God? If you have committed abortion against your child, do you admit that you are without excuse for what you have done to your innocent baby? Are you willing to humbly confess your guilty sins before God and come to Him to beg for forgiveness through the Blood of His Son?
Cry out; “God, be merciful to me, a sinner! Lord Jesus, I repent! I believe You died for me and rose again. I believe You are God the Son, the Savior. I now turn from my sin to trust You alone for salvation. Save me please, by Your grace. I long to love You, serve You, and live for You as You deserve. I want to know You as my Savior. I commit to obey You, and I cry out to You to forgive me and save me.”
5. Hatred for Sin
Proverbs 8:13 says: "The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil."
“Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices!” ~ Ezekiel 36:31
Do you hate your sexual sin? Do you abhor that you murdered your helpless little baby? Hatred for your sins is one of the necessary ingredients of true saving repentance. Surely, what you hate you are willing to confess and forsake.
6. Turning from Sin
"I preached... that all must repent of their sins and turn to God - performing deeds in keeping with their repentance."~ Acts 26:20
This turning from sin is called a forsaking of sin and a turning TO God. It should be no trouble for you to turn from and forsake the sins which you have come, by God’s grace, to hate. This turning from sin is called “a putting of sin far away” (Job 11:14).
Not just once. Not just today, but, for always.
“Repent…and turn away your faces from all your abominations” ~ Ezekiel. 14:6
Dying to sin -- is the life of repentance.
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” ~ Isaiah 55:7
Has your conscience been pricked and awakened to your need for forgiveness of your sins? Do you admit and confess that you are an enemy of God through your wicked works?
God swears: ‘As surely as I live’, says the Sovereign Lord, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness! Why should you die?’ ~ Ezekiel 33:11
“’Turn unto Me’, says the Lord—’and I will turn unto you’ (Zech. 1:3).
Pray with repentant King David; “O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me” (Psalm 86:16).
Jesus said: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3,5).
The Lord Christ also said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God…You must be born-again!” ~ John 3:3,7
Repent! Believe upon the Savior! Ask Him to forgive your sins and grant you new life by the power of His Spirit.