The greatest weapon of mass destruction ever unleashed


Abortion sweeps away about 42 million babies a year. By any measure, abortion is the greatest weapon of mass destruction ever unleashed.

If 42 million 2-year-olds were being slaughtered every year, our lives would be ordered around the horror of it. Try to imagine that—whatever policies or laws might be used to justify the death of 123,000 toddlers every day, even atheists would call it deeply evil. And all Christians would be able to see, without qualification or reservation, that satanic powers were at work in and through these laws and policies. Moreover, we would instantly grasp how such a demonic weapon was nothing less than a blood-war against life itself, and an assault on the kingdom of God. We would all understand that among those 42 million lost every year were many who would otherwise grow up to testify to God’s grace and pour themselves into the great work of the gospel. That we do not react to abortion in this same way is part of what makes it so supremely evil.

John Ensor, Innocent Blood: Challenging the Powers of Death with the Gospel of Life (pp. 108-109)

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Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books including the Big Truths Bible Storybook, Epic Devotions, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. His next book, published by Lexham Press, will release in Spring 2023.

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  2. david t. in fayetteville, ga January 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I fully agree with you about the horror of abortion, but I think your facts are wrong as to numbers. Of course, no one knows the exact number except God.

    1. Ensor’s book was written in 2011, so it’s no surprise the number is low compared to what’s at the link. The number shown is staggering.

  3. DudeFaceOfAmerica January 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    The irony is that Americans commit these atrocities in the name of “moral progress and enlightenment” and yet they cannot see that they are no different than the most primitive of savages. Abortion is simply a primitive, tribal human sacrifice to the god of self … America’s god. (That’s the point Gibson was making in his film ‘Apocalypto’)

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