On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz- Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp was liberated by the Red Army. Many brave men watched in tears as thousands of dead bodies were found laying bare in the camp; a graphic image of man's inhumanity to man.
About 6 million Jews were brutally murdered during the Holocaust. The Holocaust exposed the depths of wickedness ordinary men are capable of expressing.
74 years after the Jewish Holocaust, another Holocaust of far reaching proportions plagues the world. The term used to describe this Holocaust is called Abortion. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by death.
According to the WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. That is 125,000 humans who should have had the chance to express the gift that God has put in them.
The Right to Life
Mother Teresa once said, "human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign."
Abortion is simply stifling the right of one to please or comfort another. The right to life is a fundamental human right. To abort a child is to reduce the child to a less than human status. We must understand that man goes through different stages of development. The zygote represents the first stage in the life of a human being. The zygote passes through different stages of development before birth.
Let us remember that we were all at one time a zygote. To give the zygote/fetus a less than human status is like saying an unripe fruit is not a fruit simply because it is unripe. As humans, we must protect the rights of the ones who cannot speak. Killing a fetus before he ever gets the chance to see the world is the height of injustice, barbarism and wickedness. Abortion is an act of violence against the voiceless.
How we must react
As Christians, we must not be passive in such a time as this. Even though darkness seems to be rising, we must understand that light shines best in darkness so let us arise and shine.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Note. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (Isaiah Chapter 60, Verses 1-2)
At this hour of social madness, we cannot be quiet. We must pray and speak up. Abortion may be a great giant in our day but Davids are rising. If we will pray, speak up and weep at the altar, I believe this great giant will fall.
Somewhere right now, a child's blood is crying for justice. Let the sons of God arise that this great evil may be swallowed in God's holy light.
Rume Kpadamrophe is an evangelist, writer and researcher based in Lagos, Nigeria. Rume speaks French and English and loves to travel. He has a strong desire to see revival ignited and sustained in the nations of the world.
Rume's previous articles may be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/rume-padsmrophe.html