Thursday, September 04, 2003

The Seed of the Serpent devouring the Fruit of its Womb

The seed of the serpent continues to devour itself. The Lord said in Matthew 24:12 about the last days: "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold." More than 100,000 Canadian mothers every year let the natural love for the fruit of their wombs grow cold!

On the one hand it is a shocking statistic; on the other, what can you expect from the seed of the serpent? The seed of the serpent embraces a culture of death. Cain belonged to the evil one and killed his brother Abel. Lamech boasted about how he had killed a young man for injuring him. He even wrote a song about it! The earth was full of violence in the days before the flood. Man's violence led directly to the great flood.

Only the seed of the serpent, who is so disposed toward violence, could hate the fruit of the womb. The natural love of a mother for her child is proverbial. Isaiah 49:15—"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?" Isaiah 66:13—As a mother comforts her child…." 1 Thessalonians 2:7—"…like a mother caring for her little children."

One wonders how Satan feels about this depletion of his ranks. Assuming the 100,000 babies aborted per annum would be raised in unbelief, the Canadian ranks of the serpent's seed would increase by 100,000 more per year were they allowed to live; one wonders how the serpent feels about this. It is a strange phenomenon, this nihilism of the serpent's seed. One can only explain it by reflecting upon how much the serpent and his seed hates life and loves death—to the point they kill themselves.

I am unequivocally Pro-Life. Only three times have I held up signs in public stating a position for a cause. All three times it was at a silent Pro-Life march. I am as aghast as the next Christian at how many of my fellow Canadians are killed every year before they see the light of the sun. It would be like wiping out the population of Brantford one year, of Guelph the next, of Moncton the year after. I realize that many of those who opt for abortion are young girls in trouble or young women being pressured by boyfriends, husbands, or parents. We need to reach out to them in love and direct them to organizations like Aid to Women in Toronto, Beginnings in Hamilton, and similar organizations in other provinces. At the same time, I am left wondering what force is at work when the seed of the serpent is so hungry for the fruit of its womb.