However the legislation was hijacked by the liberal opponents of decency and morality. Amendments were tabled and adopted which required two pieces of wicked legislation to be foisted upon Northern Ireland if the Northern Ireland Executive was not restored by 21st October 2019.
- To extend same sex marriage and opposite sex civil partnerships to Northern Ireland by 13 January 2020 (s8);
- To give effect to recommendations set out in the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) report in respect of lawful access to abortion services by 31 March 2020 (s9);
- To introduce a system of victims payments (a “victims pension”) in Northern Ireland made by the end of January 2020 to be in force by the end of May 2020 (s10)
What saith the Scriptures?
The following points are worthy of notice:
2) It is the mark of apostasy in a nation. Notice then this sin appeared in the nation of Israel, cf. 1 Kings 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7.
3) It is the mark of a reprobate nation, cf. God gave them over/up, cf. Romans 24,26,28.
To slay the unborn, the most defenceless, is a vile crime. The heinousness of slaying the unborn is highlighted in the Bible as the most wicked of actions that a person can engage in. When describing the wickedness of the enemies of Israel in history the destruction of the unborn child was mentioned, cf. 2 Kings 8:12; 15:16; Hosea 13:16 & Amos 1:13.
2 Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
There was a total of 218,581 abortions in the UK during 2018. Less than 1% of 2018 abortions were performed to save the life of the mother.
In all, 98% abortions were performed because it was deemed that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman (section 1(1)(a)).
This cause has become the de-facto reason of elective abortion. An elective abortion is the ending of a pregnancy for reasons other than maternal health or fetal abnormality.
Abortion is an ungodly world’s attempt to deal with the consequences of sinful living. It is often a form of contraception to hide, conceal or eliminate the consequences of loose moral living.
'Sodomite Marriage' - There are two characteristics which the Bible says will mark the end times that are connected with the sin of sodomy.
The days of Noah and Lot are to return to the earth, cf. Luke 17:26-31. Marriage was the issue under attack in the days of Noah, cf. v27: They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
These sins collate together today to give the pursuit of 'sodomite marriage' in modern society.