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1 CAN of WORMS AbortionProstitutionTrafficking

2 Abortion… Abortion is defined as the external intervention into the reproductive process with a view to terminating a pregnancy. Feinberg, J. S., & Feinberg, P. D. (1993). Ethics for a Brave new world.

3 Abortion – 80,000 children are aborted each year through surgical means. 97% of abortions are due to psychosocial reasons 70% of women say they felt they had no alternative to abortion 32% are married or in a de-facto relationship Most Australians believe that there are too many abortions and that women should have the opportunity for counselling

4 Genesis 1:27 (NLT) So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

5 Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

6 First four weeks of a Baby… Heart beats, the eyes are formed, the brain, the spinal chord and muscles along the spinal chord as well as the nervous system are laid. By Day 30, blood flows in the veins of the unborn and is separate from the mother’s blood supply Shortly after, the mouth, ears, nose, take shape with the skeleton forming and the brain coordinating the movement of muscles and organs Day 43 brain waves can be recorded

7 Christ commissions us to embrace and to protect the most vulnerable people in our world

8 Prostitution… Pornography is a 96 billion dollar per year industry. The Internet Filter Review In some countries it is estimated that 70% of men purchase sex. Victor Malarek; The Johns Up to 96% of women in prostitution want to escape but feel they can’t. United Labor Organization The average age of entry into commercial sex slavery in the United States is 13 years old. United States Department of Justice Stats obtained from

9 Some examples from Scripture: - Genesis 38:15, 21: Tamar a harlot and a cult prostitute - Joshua 2: Rahab the harlot. Noted for her faith (Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25) and became an ancestress of Christ (Matthew 1:5) - 1 Kings 3:16: The two mothers who claimed the same baby before Solomon were prostitutes - Deuteronomy 23:17-18: ‘dog’ = male cult prostitute - 1 Kings 14:24: Rehoboam’s reign – major prostitution across the land. Jehoshaphat and Josiah attempted to rid the land of prostitution (1 Kings 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7). - Sacred prostitution (Numbers 25:1–3; 1 Samuel 2:22; Jeremiah 13:27; Ezekiel 16; 23:37–41; Amos 2:7–8; 2) Wood, D. R. W., & Marshall, I. H. (1996). New Bible dictionary (3rd ed.). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

10 Some examples from Scripture: - Hosea 1:2: Hosea commanded to marry a prostitute - Idolatry and apostasy (Isaiah 57:3–5; Jeremiah 2:23–25; Revelation 17:1ff) - 1Corinthians 6:15–16: Paul warns against sexual immorality - 1Corinthians 6:18–20: Temple of the Holy Spirit - Revelation 21:8; 22:15: no repentance of such practices will be excluded from heaven. - Matthew 21:31–32: prostitutes were among those who repented at the preaching of John the Baptist. Wood, D. R. W., & Marshall, I. H. (1996). New Bible dictionary (3rd ed.). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

11 Christ commissions us to embrace and to protect the most vulnerable people in our world

12 Human Trafficking - “If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow- creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.” William Wilberforce The Facts - Human Trafficking occurs in 161 out of 192 countries. The United Nations - Human Trafficking is a 32 billion dollar per year industry. The United Nations - A child is trafficked every 30 seconds. UNICEF Stats obtained from

13 Christ commissions us to embrace and to protect the most vulnerable people in our world

14 Communion…


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