The numbers per thousand for live births, abortions and miscarriages for 2005, the most recent reported, should shock us.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies
And without faith it is impossible to please God
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ ... cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure
For most people in the first century of the Christian era, God was only a tradition. Some fondled their man-made gods.
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;
Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2 NIV)
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. (1 Corinthians 2:13 NIV)
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. (James 2:26 NIV)
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (Psalm 37:7 NIV)
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil.
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (Psalm 107:9 NIV)
For this is what the high and lofty One says--he who lives forever, whose name is holy; 'I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.'