All posts tagged: unborn child

This will surprise you: the first person to recognise Jesus was…

Who was the first person to recognise Jesus? Perhaps you haven’t given it any thought before now. Well, let’s take a look. In the midst of your Christmas preparations, let’s rewind to discover a lesser-known Christmas message. We know that an angel first told Mary that she was pregnant with the “Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32). We know that another angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and dispelled his fears that Mary had been sleeping around (Matthew 1:20-21). They were told, with divine clarity, who Jesus was. But in Luke 1:41-44, we read an account of the first person to independently recognise the Saviour… and astonishingly, he wasn’t even born yet: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your …

Defend the Unborn, Speak Up for the Unborn and Don’t Forget to Respect the Unborn

Most of you will know how strongly I feel about the abortion debate playing out in my home state right now. This proposed piece of legislation hiding behind women’s rights in fact does nothing to protect vulnerable women and vulnerable unborn babies. So you would think that I’d be ok with the images of aborted babies plastered around social media. They are photos of babies that many prefer to call “terminated fetuses”, mostly late-term, their dismembered bodies the colour of death, contorted, ugly, horrific. Fingers and toes, faces and torsos, lips and limbs of slaughtered babies bearing the proof of torturous deaths. You would think I would support the distribution of such images because they expose the truth – they reveal the barbaric reality of how upwards of 80,000 unborn babies are disposed of each year in Australia. Well, I don’t. I struggled to write those few lines about real-life human beings who were not only subjected to the most inhumane kinds of deaths, but photos of their dead bodies were then made public. I …