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ABORTION AND THE DEATH OF AMERICA -

GIVEN ON SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY

by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.

A sermon preached at the Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles
Lord's Day Morning, January 20, 2002

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

Babylon was the greatest kingdom that ever existed in human history. The passage that we have read has "a near and far view," according to the Scofield note on verse nineteen. What our text tells us was true of ancient Babylon, and yet it has an application to the Babylon of our time, certainly an application to America and the Western world today:

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

This is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is not printed on your calendar because those who control such things do not think it is important enough. It will pass largely unobserved by the secular media because they do not deem it worthy of any major report. Far more people will gather in Washington than attended Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" rally, which is shown repeatedly every year on television. You understand, they select what you see - and what you don't see. Millions have come, over the years, to express their belief that unborn Americans have the right "to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," as much as the rest of us do. Thousands have gathered there in Washington today. But they will receive little news coverage. The Secular Humanists who control the television news on all channels have decided not to cover this event in more than perhaps a flashing image and a word or two. Those who control the media have long ago decided that an unborn child has no rights and no protection in the "land of the free and the home of the brave."

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

This morning, here in church, I want you to think about abortion - the extermination of forty million of our children since Roe v. Wade went into effect in 1973. I want you to think

1. First, about the facts and the numbers of this holocaust.

2. Second, about the cause of this holocaust.

3. Third, about the local church as the last, best bulwark of Christian civilization.

I. First, think of the facts and the numbers of the Abortion Holocaust.

Patrick J. Buchanan has written a new book that I hope every person in this congregation will read. It is titled The Death of the West (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002). Mr. Buchanan writes like St. Augustine in The City of God. He speaks more like a prophet than a politician - somewhat lamentably, because we need him as a statesman now. I think he should wait a little longer before becoming Augustine.

Mr. Buchanan is anxious about the future of Europe. He laments the passing of some "holy Roman empire" there. I do not share his concerns. To me Europe is a decrepit, sterile and polluted land - the foul nest of Voltaire, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Mussolini, Freud, and Hitler. The destiny of that dead continent belongs to the Antichrist.

My concern was voiced by President Reagan, echoing Abraham Lincoln, who said that "The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued by tyranny." I agree with you, Mr. President. And that is why I am not interested in the fate of the European Continent. My concern, my prayers, and my devotion are focused on the last best hope of man - the United States of America!

I wish Pat Buchanan had written The Death of America, rather than The Death of the West. We are the ones who need to hear his warnings. I do not live in some nebulous "west." I live in America. It is America that is dying. And it is America that you young people must rise up and save! And no one can do it but you young people - you black and white and Hispanic and Oriental young people!

Although I disagree with the focus of his book, I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Buchanan's conclusions. He is absolutely correct when he says:

Only the mass reconversion of Western women to an idea that they seem to have given up - that the good life lies in bearing and raising children and sending them out into the world to continue the family and nation - can prevent the Death of the West (ibid., p. 24).


Again, Mr. Buchanan correctly says:

Historians may one day call "the pill" the suicide tablet of the West. It was first licensed in 1960. By 1963, 6 percent of American women were using [it]; by 1970, 43 percent were "on the pill" (ibid., p. 26).


Again, Buchanan rightly tells us:

By 1966…6,000 abortions were being done every year. By 1970, that figure had leapt to 200,000 as Governors Rockefeller of New York and Reagan of California [regrettably] signed the most liberal abortion laws in America. By 1973, 600,000 abortions were being done. That year, the Supreme Court, with three of President Nixon's four nominees concurring, declared that a woman's right to an abortion was protected by the Constitution. Within a decade, the number of abortions had soared to 1.5 million a year, and abortions had replaced tonsillectomies as the most common surgical procedure in America. Since Justice Blackmun's decision, 40 million abortions have been performed in the United States. Thirty percent of all pregnancies now end on the tabletop in an abortionist's clinic (ibid., pp. 26-27).

Every year, the breakdown in abortions goes like this:

18 of every 1,000 white women have an abortion - about 700,000 of them.

54 of every 1,000 black women have an abortion - about 320,000 of them.

38 of every 1,000 "other" women have an abortion - about 250,000 of them.

It doesn't take a mathematician or statistician to see that the black people are being exterminated by abortion. That is why Watts is no longer dominated by blacks. Watts is now full of Hispanic people. All of us who live in Los Angeles have seen this happen over the past few years.

White women are far more cautious about getting pregnant in the first place. If you are perceptive, I think you have noticed that white women have had very few babies in the last several decades. They take "the pill." I noticed that the two Kosher delicatessens I used to go to in Palm Springs are no longer there. Both of these Kosher delicatessens have been recently replaced by Mexican restaurants. This speaks volumes, I think.

Black people and white people are disappearing as a direct result of "the pill" and abortion. They are being rapidly replaced by Hispanic immigrants.

But surely, inexorably, the Hispanics are learning our ways - and they, too, are beginning the long, dismal march toward self-destruction. They are one generation behind us on contraception, but even now the Hispanic upper middle class has families of two or three children, rather than five or six, showing the inroads contraception is already making. In every city in America, Planned Parenthood is targeting young Hispanic women with their abortion message. Within a couple of decades they will be disappearing along with the rest of us.

The only major group that will never accept contraception or abortion are the Muslims. And the world clearly belongs to them - for that reason - in the very near future. In The Death of the West, Buchanan says:

The Islamic world retains something the West has lost: a desire to have children…Today it is as difficult to find a Western nation where the native population is not dying as it is to find an Islamic nation where the native population is not exploding (ibid., p. 118).

He points out that in 2000, for the first time, there were more Muslims in the world than Christians (ibid.). This trend will continue until our nation is surrounded, and finally swallowed, by the Muslim world in the foreseeable future.

I can offer no easy solution to this dilemma. Buchanan writes:

Do I know how to turn this around? Yes, but it would require a great religious awakening…I don't see that happening. This is beyond politics; it is about faith and belief. Solzhenitsyn was right when he told the astonished dons of Harvard that the problem with America…was that "Men have forgotten God" (quoted in Christian News, January 14, 2002, p. 14).

I can offer you no happy resolution or easy remedy. Our nation and our civilization are in deep peril this morning. Your parents and their generation have handed you a dying nation. You must throw out their ideas and come back to God! Only God can save us now!

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

II. Second, think of the causes of this holocaust.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882), in his book The Origin of Species (1859) set forth the idea of biological evolution through the "survival of the fittest." Darwin's ideas were popularized by Thomas Huxley (1825-1895). It was actually Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) who coined the term "survival of the fittest," based on Darwin's theory. Spencer applied this principle to all of life, including ethics. He said:

The poverty of the incapable…starvation of the idle and those shoulderings aside of the weak by the strong, are the decrees of a large, far-seeing benevolence (cf. Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?, Westchester, Illinois: Crossway, 1985, p. 150).

Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) applied Darwin's ideas racially. His concepts of the "survival of the fittest" racially, opened the door to the eugenics of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and the racial "engineering" of Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), the founder and guiding light of Planned Parenthood, the organization which, more than any other, has promoted and popularized contraception on a mass scale, and abortion as a woman's so-called "choice" (cf. Schaeffer, op. cit., pp. 150-151). It should be remembered that the eugenics (the idea of influencing the quality of the white race) of Hitler and Sanger were based on Darwin's concept, "the survival of the fittest."

Hitler applied the ideas of Darwinian evolution to create what he called "a pure Aryan race" of blond-haired, blue-eyed Germans. To help create this "pure and high" race, Hitler began the systematic extermination of six million Jews, the mentally retarded, and others that Hitler thought were inferior. This was the social and political expression of Darwin's theory of evolution, the survival of the fittest.  This was pointed out by Dr. Henry M. Morris in his book, The Biblical Basis for Modern Science (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984, pp. 401-405).

Margaret Sanger brought Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory to the "birth control" movement of America in the 1920s. Sanger became the founder and guide of Planned Parenthood, the organization which promotes abortion today. In 1985, Planned Parenthood proclaimed that they were "proud of our past and planning for the future" (cf. Stanley K. Monteith, M.D., "The Population Control Agenda," at swikull.com/pca, part II).

In the 1930s Margaret Sanger "openly supported the Nazi plan for genetic engineering of the German population, and the propaganda of a 'super race'" (ibid., p. 1). Margaret Sanger said:

The elimination of "human weeds," for the "cessation of charity" because it prolonged the lives of the unfit, for the segregation of "morons, misfits, and the maladjusted," and for the sterilization of genetically inferior races (ibid.).

Sanger believed that "the unfit should not be allowed to reproduce," so that the "fittest" could dominate (ibid.). This is a crystal clear application of Darwin's theory to the "final solution" of sterilization and abortion. She believed that Negroes, Latins and Jews were "unfit [and] should not be allowed to reproduce" (ibid.). "She targeted the 'unfit' for her crusade to 'save the planet'" (ibid.).

In 1939 Margaret Sanger organized what she called the "Negro Project." Its program was to eliminate what Sanger called an "inferior race" (ibid.). She wrote that,

The masses of Negroes, particularly in the south, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is…least intelligent and fit (ibid.).

Black author Tanya L. Green writes that many Americans

...are unaware of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger's Negro Project…The aim of the program was to restrict - many believe exterminate - the black population. Sanger cleverly implemented her plan…[beguiling] prominent, well educated [black Americans] into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite [such as Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and Jr.] saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment… and garner the respect of whites (Tanya L. Green, "The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans," May 10, 2001, cwfa.org, p. 1).

"Abortion is the number-one killer of blacks in America," says Rev. Johnny Hunter of LEARN. "We're losing our people at the rate of 1,452 a day. That's just pure genocide. There's no other word for it. [Sanger's] influence and the whole mindset of Planned Parenthood has been brought into the black community, [they] say it's OK to destroy our people. We bought into the lie; we bought into the propaganda" (ibid., p. 13). "Some blacks have even made abortion 'rights' synonymous with civil rights" (ibid).

The term "eugenics" was dropped from Planned Parenthood's bylaws in 1943 "because of its unpopular association with the German (Nazi) government's race-improving eugenics theories" (Robert G. Marshall and Charles A. Donavan, Blessed Are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1991, pp. 24-25).

Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, and the abortionists in general, have Darwinian evolution, and its application in the "eugenics" of Nazi Germany as their philosophical base. These people believe in the "survival of the fittest," just as Darwin and Hitler did.

But, like Frankenstein's monster, Sanger's abortion-monster didn't stay under her control. Yes, it has killed off the black population, but birth control became so popular among whites after World War II that the white population of America has been dealt a staggering blow. The cover of Buchanan's new book, The Death of the West, has these words:

"Collapsing birth rates in the Western world…How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization" (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002, jacket).

However, Buchanan does not deal with the fact that Planned Parenthood is now targeting Hispanic young people, and bringing Margaret Sanger's Darwinian/Nazi ideas to high-school-age Hispanic girls on a daily basis in our public schools. The Hispanics have already begun the downward slide toward self-extermination. That will leave America vulnerable to the Islamic population explosion within the next few decades.  The greatest threat to the future of our nation is the coming Islamic invasion - to fill the vacuum that we have created through the overuse of birth control and the ignominious practice of abortion on demand.  Make no mistake about it - the Muslims are having many babies - and they will be coming after us to "take away both our place and nation" (cf. John 11:48).

III. Third, think of the answer to the Abortion Holocaust.

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

I used to think that the Republican Party would end the Abortion Holocaust. After all, it was President Reagan who said:

Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right (Ronald Reagan, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, New York: Thomas Nelson, 1984, p. 16).

Then President Reagan said:

This is not the first time our country has been divided by a Supreme Court decision that denied the value of human lives. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 was not overturned in a day, or a year, or even a decade (ibid., p. 19).

However, President Reagan did not point out that the Dred Scott decision, which said that a black man had no constitutional protection, was only overturned by war - the Civil War! President Reagan was right to say that the Dred Scott decision was not overturned in a day or a year - it took a war to overturn it!  I do not think the Republican Party of today will lead us into civil war to stop abortion - do you? Instead, they will continue to dawdle and procrastinate, while our young people are being aborted into oblivion.

Richard Nixon broke the back of Franklin D. Roosevelt's coalition by forming a new alliance, made up of hardhats, Southerners, evangelicals, and disenchanted middle-class whites. The coalition that Nixon brilliantly formed in 1968 has ridden well across three decades. But it is crumbling. Bush rode Nixon's coalition one more time in the election of 2000. But it came down to the wire - with him losing the popular vote, and only leading by about 300 votes in Florida, the pivotal state.

I think this means that Nixon's coalition is about finished. California is gone - taken over by Hispanics. Texas will be gone in five years for the same reason.

A new coalition should emerge - if conservatism is to save our country. And conservative Hispanics must be brought into this new alliance. At least we should appeal to the most conservative among them to join our cause. After all, the Hispanics of Mexico, Central and South America are part of the West. Who can deny that they are about 70% Catholic and 30% evangelical? They share our Western culture, and could be brought very easily into a new conservative coalition. My own wife is from Guatemala. She is a staunch conservative. So are my two sons, who are half Hispanic. Surely we could appeal to at least 10% to 15% of these conservative Hispanics to join our cause - if we tried to do so. Many of their values are exactly the same as ours already. Even a ten percent addition of conservative Hispanics to our coalition would reshape American politics for years to come. But it would take someone with the political genius of Richard Nixon to bring a new conservative coalition like this to life. Without a brilliant mind like Nixon's the Republican Party, and even good men like Pat Buchanan, will try to ride the old 1968 Nixon coalition one more time. But the old gray mare ain't what she used to be. She's been aborted. The white conservatives are growing smaller as a group each decade. If somebody doesn't change horses, and get on a fresh pony that has some Mexican blood in it, the race for America is over. I don't see any political figure capable of doing that on the horizon.

I repeat, if somebody doesn't change horses, and get on a fresh pony that has some Mexican blood in it, the race for America is over.  It seemed that Mr. Bush might turn in that direction, but his mind is now concerned with other things, since September 11.  And we cannot expect Rush Limbaugh, or William F. Buckley, or Bill O'Reilly to embrace the new ideas I have outlined. They are men of the past, whose preconceived ideas blind them to the new realities of which I speak.

With men who have little imagination leading the conservatives, I don't think America is going to turn around. I think the only answer to the Abortion Holocaust lies in the local church. Therefore, I call you out of the world and into this church. The Bible says:

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty"

(II Corinthians 6:17-18).

Young person, come out of a cold and dying America. Come into the warmth and love of this local church! Why be lonely? Come home - to church! And come fully to Jesus Christ. Ultimately, only Christ can save us, and only in the local church can we find the warmth and love that makes life worthwhile. And it is only through churches like this that civil rights can be obtained for the unborn. Remember that it was churches and ministers who led the battle for the abolition of slavery in the 19th Century.  Again, it was churches and ministers who led the civil rights movement of the 1960s. And only energized churches like this one have the combined power to fight for the civil rights of the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Come and join this church and help us be a voice for those who have no voice. I make no apology for telling you young people - come, join our church. Come with me and let us make our nation once again a bulwark of freedom - for all people - including the as yet unborn future generation! God bless you. And God bless America!

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
O be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.
   ("The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910).

(END OF SERMON)
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Scripture Read Before the Sermon: II Corinthians 6:17-18.
Solo Sung Before the Sermon by Benjamin Kincaid Griffith:

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910).


THE OUTLINE OF

ABORTION AND THE DEATH OF AMERICA -

GIVEN ON SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY

by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.

"They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children" (Isaiah 13:18).

I.   The facts and the numbers of the Abortion Holocaust.

II.  The causes of the Abortion Holocaust.

III. The answer to the Abortion Holocaust, II Corinthians 6:17-18.