THE DEVIL IS A LIAR AND A MURDERER
A lie is the presentation of something that is false as if it were truth, and a liar is the one who presents what is false as if it were truth. According to Scripture, the devil is a liar, and he is described this way: “There is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44b NIV84). We should therefore not be surprised that the devil tells people, especially women, something like this, “Your body is your own, and you have the right to choose or do whatever you want with it.” A large percentage of the population has bought into this devilish lie, and as a result the culture continues to act upon it, murdering or consenting to the murder of numerous innocent, unborn children.
The truth is this: the woman’s body does not belong to her. In fact, she does not belong to herself. The scripture says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it” (Psalms 24:1 NIV). The woman is definitely included in the word all and therefore, she does belong to God and not to herself!
In the Garden of Eden, the devil contradicted what God had previously said to Adam, which was, “You must not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die” (Genesis 2:17 NIV84). “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4 NIV84). So there you have it; Satan, the father of lies, successfully contradicted God’s Word, leading to disaster.
Since lying is the devil’s native language, is it any wonder that he continues to lie? No, and through this lie about the woman owning her body, he demonstrates his other nature as well—murderer. The Scripture says of him, “He was a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44a NIV84). Therefore, he is lying to the women and murdering the babies.
Women and those who encourage abortion are equally in the wrong, because the one who drives the getaway vehicle is as guilty as the criminal who pulls the trigger. God is very clear on the status of an unborn child. When He said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV84), God was indicating that Jeremiah was already a person before birth, and what’s more, God already had a plan and purpose for his life.
It is time to stop buying into the devil’s lies. He is a liar and a murderer; we can’t change what he is, but we can certainly refuse to be accessories to his wickedness. Whenever there is a popular belief out there, let us examine it closely through God’s eyes, the Scripture! This caution will ensure we don’t feed into his lies and unintentionally promote his cause.