Post-Abortion Syndrome – Direction From Scripture

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources


Hidden Shame — Nagging Guilt — Spectacular Deliverance

Opening Prayer

Describe 3 components of sin:
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Describe 2 blessings of forgiveness:
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Describe 2 realities about sin and forgiveness:
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2.


Describe 3 desired results from this class:
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DEFINITION: Post-abortion syndrome (PAS) is a psychological state characterized by symptoms that fall under the broader “post traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) category. PTSD is a condition recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. It is a disorder best known by the psychological dysfunction many veterans of the Vietnam War have experienced. [Joy Comes in the Mourning — Leader’s Guide, page 1, Aderman & Johnson. [NPH 1992].

Key Element: Often it is initially a mystery — What is going on?

Thoughts on the Definition:


The Role of Ignorance:
1 Samuel 12:1-25


Psalm 119:5-6


Isaiah 44:9


Ignorance is No Excuse:
Leviticus 4:13 (see also 5:2-4)


Discuss Symptoms:


Obstinence:
Jeremiah 3:3


Jeremiah 6:15


Zephaniah 3:5


Awareness as Revelation:
2 Samuel 12:1-24


Self-Awareness as Delayed Reaction:
Proverbs 18:3


1 Samuel 24:4-5


Solution:
Isaiah 54:4-5


Matthew 11:28


Forgive and Forget?????:
Psalm 51:3


Romans 7:11-24


1 Timothy 1:16


Hebrews 12:5-8


1 Thessalonians 5:11



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