Abortion is one of the most significant moral issues of our day
with emotions running extremely high. As to what a Christians perspective should
be on this subject can be found in God's word.
What does God's word say about abortion?
Genesis 9:6-7 " Whosoever sheds a man's blood, by
man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God he made man. And you, be
you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply
The command is to multiply, have lots of children, to not want
children goes against what God wants.
Exodus 20:13 & Deuteronomy 5:17 " You will not
Exodus 21:22-23 " If men strive, and hurt a woman with child,
so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief (not intentional)
follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay
upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow
(deliberate hurting of the unborn child), then thou shalt give life for
Deuteronomy 27:25 " Cursed be he that takes reward to slay an
Psalms 139:13-16 " For you have possessed my reins: you have
covered me in my mother's womb. ... My substance was not hid from you,
when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the
earth. Your eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in your (the
Lords) book all my members were written, which in continuance were
fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."
Jeremiah 1:5 " Before I (the Lord) formed you in the
belly, I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you,
Romans 14:11-12 " For it is written, As I live, says the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then
every one of us shall give account of himself to God."
1 Enoch (Ethiopic) 99:5 "And in those days the destitute shall
go forth and carry off their children, And they shall abandon them, so that
their children shall perish through them: Yea, they shall abandon their
children (that are still) sucklings, and not return to them, And shall have no
pity on their beloved ones."
2 Sibylline Oracles 279-282 "Again, those who defiled the flesh by
licentiousness, or as many as undid the girdle of virginity by secret
intercourse, as many as aborted what they carried in the womb, as many as cast
forth their offspring unlawfully."
3 Sibylline Oracles 765 "rear your own offspring and do not kill
it, for the Immortal is angry at whoever commits these sins."
Reading the above, it seems clear that;
God forbids us to take the life of another person, except in those
circumstances that he alone has out lined in his word, and abortion is not
listed as one of them.
At the time of conception, in the womb, God knows us.
Everyone will have to give account to God some day.
Act 5:29 " ... We ought to obey God rather than men."
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