Abortion – The Bible’s View

Abortion – The Bible’s View

The following Scriptures help us to have God’s view of abortion.

“You saw me before I was born” (Psalm 139:16 NLT) — God’s view of life during the very early stages after conception, is obviously that the unborn child is a person, by saying “You saw me”.

“At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her” (Luke 1:41) — It does not say fetus leaped, it says the baby or child leaped. Unborn and newborn are referred to by the same Greek word. Therefore, God views the unborn as humans.

“I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception” (Psalm 51:5 NJB) — A person from conception, according to the Bible.

“Did he not create them in the womb like me, the same god forming us in the womb” (Job 31:15 NJB) — A human is a person from conception, from God’s viewpoint.

“Now suppose two men are fighting, and in the process they accidentally strike a pregnant woman so she gives birth prematurely. If no further injury results, the man who struck the woman must pay the amount of compensation the woman’s husband demands. But if there is further injury, the punishment must match the injury, a life for a life” (Exodus 21:22-23 NLT) — Since, according to God’s word, a person is accountable even for the accidental death of a child, how much more is a person responsible for the deliberate deliberate causing of death to a child??

“‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang the the whole Law, and the Prophets'” (Matthew 22:36-40 NJB). — Abortion violates both of these two main Godly principles. It shows a lack of love, from all aspects.

“Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness . . . murder . . . They know that God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway”(Romans 1:28-32 NLT) — Murderers deserve to die.

“To Yahweh belong the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live there” (Psalm 24:1 NJB) – -Everything belongs to God, even the unborn.

“Murderers  . . . will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Revelation 21:8 NIV) — Murderers get eternal death, including those murdering the unborn.

“Outside (of New Jerusalem) are . . .  the murderers” (Revelation 22:15 NIV) — Murderers will not get eternal life, but eternal death

“We are God’s offspring” (Acts 17:28 NIV) — Life comes from God.

“With you is the fountain of life” (Psalm 36:9 NIV: NRSV) – -God is the source of life.

“Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God” (Romans 14:12  NIV) — We’re accountable for life.

“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed”– (Genesis 9:6 NIV)

“Anyone who hates a brother or a sister is a murderer, and you know that no murder has eternal life residing in him” (1 John 3:15 NIV) – Willful murderers deserve death.

“Sons are a birthright from Yahweh, children are a reward from him”– (Psalm 127:3 NJB) – Children are gifts from God, and the unborn should be seen as gifts from God.

“Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4 NLT) —- The Old Testament provides principles that never change.

“These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age” (1 Corinthians 10:11 NLT) — We can learn from this history.

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”  —(2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV) – -All scripture is useful.

“We have been released from the law” (Rom 7:6 NIV) – -Christians are not under the Old Covenant.

“Christ is the end of the law” (Romans 10:4 CSB) –However, principles drawn from the Old Covenant and Patriarchal era are useful.

“Perish the day on which I was born and the night that told of a boy conceived . . . why was I not still-born, or why did I not perish as I left the womb? . . . or, put away like an abortive child, I should not have existed, like the little ones that never see the light” (Job 3:1, 2, 11, 16 NJB) —Job was a “boy”, or child, when he was conceived.  If aborted, he would have been an “abortive child”, not a fetus, zygote, or tissue.

“Things that Yahweh hates . . . abhors . . .  hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17) — God hates those shedding innocent blood.

“In everything do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12 NIV) – -Abortion violates this principle.

“In the last days there will be violent periods of time. People will be selfish . . . .  and lack normal affection for their families . . . and have no love for what is good” (2 Timothy 3:3) – Lack of natural affection is evident in the world in general, and is manifest by those who willfully abort the unborn.

Combining all these principles helps us to get God’s viewpoint of elective abortion—-which is murder!

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