The Word of God clearly teaches that life is present at conception. The unique accountability that human beings have for sin is there at conception. The other references all point to a presumption that human life is a continuum that is present at conception and that birth is just one milestone in the life process.
The total of God’s Word points out not only a prohibition against murder but a calling for us to act to protect others. Our motive for doing this was Christ acting to protect us forever by his own sacrifice. We then reflect his love in protecting all life in general.
As Christians carry out their mission of sharing God’s Word it is important that we understand there is a universal need for forgiveness. This series will address the subject of forgiveness and how we receive it.
There is the need to use any and every opportunity to witness the Christian faith. Eternities depend on it. Even mundane things like getting a drink of water are to provide opportunities to give glory to God.
Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, was rampant with wickedness. Although we do not have all the details of what went on in the city, it is enough to know that God’s patience toward the city began to wear thin. Therefore, he sent Jonah to warn the people of Nineveh about the destruction that was headed their way. Our nation at this time in history is also full of wickedness. The stench of abortion makes our nation an abomination to the Lord. Yet, God is extremely patient with us as a nation. Like Jonah, our mission is to warn people of the consequences of their sins so that they will forsake their evil ways and turn to God. In many ways we can see how our mission as Christians is much like the mission of Jonah.