In the US and probably abroad in the world, crisis pregnancy centers has helped a lot of young mothers make the decision to keep their babies. In the moment when a woman realizes that she’s pregnant, fear grips her mind.
I’m not familiar as I should be of these outstanding places where these young women get help.
I’m reminded of John chapter 8, where a woman was caught in adultery. The men brought the woman to the Lord Jesus and requested what to do.
The Lord Jesus stooped on the ground and started writing on the dirt.
There’s been speculation as to what He may have written while the woman was confronted with her accusers.
Leviticus 20:10 (NKJV) “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”
The speculative teaching is that even the man that committed adultery with her was among the men that brought the woman caught in adultery.
According to this law, the man and the woman were to be put to death.
So the Lord would have been wrong to have the woman stoned to death, and the man set free.
In speculative teaching, it’s been said that the Lord Jesus was writing the 10 Commandments as the Lord God wrote the 10 Commandments on two tablets of stone, not once, but twice (see Exodus chapters 20 & 34).
It’s also speculative teaching that the Lord Jesus wrote the name of the man that committed adultery, along with the men that committed sin.
There’s no Biblical evidence and to speculate is not good because it’s a violation of Proverbs 30:6, because we have no clue as to what the Lord wrote on the ground.
But this we do know.
The Lord Jesus stood up and said “He that is without sin cast the first stone.”
The lesson that the Lord was teaching is MERCY.
Exodus 34:5-8 (NKJV) “Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.”
The Lord Jesus chose mercy because He was teaching sinners the lesson.
Be merciful to those that are in sin as you are.
Sadly, I and others aren’t as merciful as we should be.
The Lord Jesus made an emphatic statement.
“He that is without sin, cast the first stone.”
One by one from the oldest to the youngest, they’ve dropped their rocks and left. Then the Lord Jesus looked up after writing on the ground and said to her,
John 8:10-11 (NKJV) “When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?
Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
The Lord Jesus is the only One without sin, but even He extended mercy, just like the Father as seen in Exodus 34.
Now make no mistake about it.
Fornication and adultery is just as sinful as rape, incest, and murdering a baby.
We don’t understand the seriousness of it because we’ve learned to compartmentalize the sexual immorality as a give in. We say, “They’re going to have sex any way.”
We call it, an unexpected pregnancy.
Sex is expected. Pregnancy after sex is expected.
There’s no such thing as an unexpected pregnancy, because you’ve expected sex. You’ve expected an orgasm, so women must expect to get pregnant. If you’re married, one male and one female, it’s expected that when you have sex, it’s expected to get pregnant.
Even if the condom didn’t work, or whatever contraceptive failed for whatever reason, pregnancy is going to happen. It’s a surprise because you’re hoping against hope that you’re not pregnant.
For married couples, the wife getting pregnant is perfectly legal and moral.
But when you commit fornication and or adultery, pregnancy for the woman is expected, but it’s also immoral. The child isn’t immoral. But the act of biological parents is immoral. The child was conceived immorally.
The child isn’t a consequence or a penalty for the sin of adultery and fornication. As a mother, you’re not imprisoned with a child because you got pregnant after having immoral sex. This is a lie of the devil.
So never look at the child as the penalty for the sin of fornication and adultery.
Repentance must be made. We must be sorrowful for committing the sin of fornication and adultery. The man isn’t off the hook either. He must now make it right with God in repentance too.
“Godly sorrow works repentance, leading to salvation, not to be regretted,” but the sorrow of the world works death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10.
The man in fornication and adultery must never insist on killing the baby. Also, whether the male and female marry each other after their sin, may not be a good idea because all that took place was the satisfaction of the flesh in bedroom pleasure in fornication and or adultery.
He must pay for the child and be involved in the upbringing of the child.
All of this could have been avoided if……….1 Corinthians 7:1-2 (NKJV) “It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”
Sex is only the physical expression of mutual love that first must be expressed in the marriage ceremony. After the marriage ceremony is over, then they can engage in sexual intercourse as an act of consummation of the marriage.
Matthew 19:4-6 (NKJV) “And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Then you have to learn to live with each other after the first night of an act of physical sex.
But if you’ve engaged in sex as unmarried couples, Hebrews 13:4 is staring at you.
“Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and fornicators, God will judge.”
Again, repentance from dead works and faith towards God through Jesus, learning to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God is the only way to get this sin washed away.
Crisis pregnancy centers, especially the ones with a solid Christian foundation are excellent places where a woman that’s pregnant because of fornication and or adultery can be an enormous help so that you keep the baby.