Abortion and the Bible

Abortion and the Bible

Abortion: A topic that has been dividing America and the world for that matter for decades. Even with the passing of the controversial Roe v Wade it remains a highly charged topic. Therefore, in this article we’re going to look at abortion and the Bible. What does the Bible say about abortion?

The Bible and abortion
Pro-life March in Ireland

With the appointing of conservative judges on the Supreme Court, it has become an even more heated topic. However, as Christians there’s no need for debate as we have the ultimate source for guidance—God and His Word the Bible.

What does God say about Abortion?

Born Again Christians sincerely believe the Scriptures to be the written Word of God—all of it. To dismiss God’s Word is to dismiss God Himself. Therefore, it is prudent to seek and obey His Word in all matters, including abortion.

The Bible never specifically uses the word abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion, and the sacrificing of children. Let’s look at some examples.

Abortion and the Bible

The book of Leviticus contains the Law of God handed down to Israel. In Lev 18:21, it reads:
21 “‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord. NIV
The Idolatrous nations sacrificed their children to their pagan idol gods as part of worship, in this case Molech, the god of human sacrifice. God specifically forbade His people to engage in such practices. To do so was to profane or disrespect His name.

However, as time went on, the Israelites turned away from God and practiced the ways of the foreign nations and suffered the consequences.      2 Chron 28:1-6
28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord.
2 He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and also made cast idols for worshiping the Baals.
3 He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
4 He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.
5 Therefore the Lord his God handed him over to the king of Aram. The Arameans defeated him and took many of his people as prisoners and brought them to Damascus. He was also given into the hands of the king of Israel, who inflicted heavy casualties on him.
6 In one day Pekah son of Remaliah killed a hundred and twenty thousand soldiers in Judah — because Judah had forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers. NIV

We see that King Ahaz did not follow the ways of the Lord but performed detestable sacrifices, including sacrificing his children, and He paid a heavy price.

Abortion and the Bible - King Ahaz

Now, we may not throw our children into fire these days, but we are sacrificing them for material reasons for a majority of the time, and that is idolatry.  Anytime we chose something (in this case abortion) that is against God’s will is sin and idolatry (Eph. 5:3-5). Instead of trusting God for our needs, we take matters into our own hands. This solution only leads to disaster.

Abortion defined

Let’s look at what abortion is. Abortion is defined as: a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus. [Merriam-Webster Dictionary Thesaurus] So we see that it causes the death of a fetus. A fetus is defined as: a human being or animal in the later stages of development before it is born. [Merriam-Webster Dictionary Thesaurus] Later stages in this case being after eight weeks, prior it is an embryo. Therefore, abortion is the termination of a human being. It is a deliberate, premeditated termination of life. This fits the definition of yet another word: murder. Murder is defined as: The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. [The lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries]

Now that abortion has been defined, so, what does God say about abortion? Ex 20:13 reads:

13 “You shall not murder. NIV

This is the sixth of The Ten Commandments, the base of God’s law. For the Scriptural modernists, New Testament Scripture reads in Matt 5:21:

21 “… Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.” NIV

This is what God’s Word says about murder.

There are many that disagree that abortion is murder. The common rebuttal to this determination is: a fetus is not a human being or it’s not a person yet so it’s not murder. So, let’s take a serious look at when life begins.

When does life Begin Scientifically?

Prior to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed abortion on demand, developing embryos were considered unborn persons. Now, even a fetus that can survive on its own outside its mother’s womb can be aborted, under certain medical circumstances. This demonstrates that we do not consider an unborn child to be a true human being.

So, the question becomes, is a fetus a human? Is it something else? Biologically speaking, human life begins at conception. When the female’s egg and the male’s sperm join together, they combine and create a new string of DNA that is personalized and totally unique. DNA is coded information, the blueprint for the new human’s growth and development. The child’s genetic makeup is already complete. Its gender has already been determined, along with its height and hair, eye and skin color. The only thing the embryo needs to become a fully-functioning being is the time to grow and develop. No more genetic material needs to be added; the fertilized egg in the womb is as human as the mother in whose womb it dwells. The only difference between a fetus and any one of us is one of age, location, and level of dependence. Therefore, when a mother aborts this process of fetal development, she is destroying a unique life.

When does life Begin Medically

Dr. Joseph DeCook, executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a group of about 2,500 members, said an embryo is a living human being at the moment of fertilization. “There’s no question at all when human life begins,” said DeCook, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist. “When the two sets of chromosomes get together, you have a complete individual. It’s the same as you and I but less developed.” “Pregnancy begins when the embryo is implanted on the uterine wall,” he said.

OK,this is a medical definition from a medical professional. So there isn’t much to add to that! The fact is, you don’t get a baby without a fetus.  This isn’t rocket science!

When does life begin Biblically

Last, but certainly not least, The Bible clearly points to conception as the beginning of human life.

Let’s look as some examples: In Judg. 16:17 Samson said: “…for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb…” here Samson, a judge appointed by God, refers to his unborn state as having already been what God planned him to be—a Nazairite.

Abortion and the Bible

In Ps 139:13 David said: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. Again, we see acknowledgment of life in the womb. David refers to himself as a person in the womb. Then he says, in verse 16: Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Here David continued this thought by saying that God had all of his days planned out for him while he was still in the womb. Again, this evidence points to personhood beginning at conception, rather than at the moment of birth.

We see God had a similar plan for the life of Jeremiah before he was born. In Jer. 1:5, God said: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” The next example is a passage. Ex 21:22-25:

22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. KJV

Here if two men get into a fight and injure a pregnant woman in the process and she miscarries. The man responsible will be punished. If there is further injury, then the penalty will be equal to the injury. Bottom line: causing loss of life born or unborn is a serious crime.

These Scriptures clearly indicate that God considers a baby in the womb to be just as much of a human being as a full-grown adult.

The Bible considers a fetus to be an unborn child, a planned human being that God is forming from the moment of conception. This being the case, it doesn’t really matter what human philosophy or science of law says or how socially or politically acceptable abortion is. God’s law takes precedence. A mother who decides to abort her child is unilaterally making a decision to end another person’s life—and that is and always has been the definition of murder.

It’s interesting to note that science, medicine, and the Bible are on the same page: life begins at conception.

Question: So why is abortion legal in this country?

Again—the only difference between an embryo, a fetus and any one of us is one of age, location, and level of dependence. Therefore, when a mother aborts this process of fetal development, she is destroying a unique life.

The scientific, medical fact is: all of us began the first 30 minutes of our lives as one cell.

Question: how many of us wished we were murdered?

Arguments Against Pro-life

In addition to disagreeing of abortion being murder, there are other arguments against the Biblical pro-life position.

One of the main arguments that always arise against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about cases of rape and/or incest?” As horrible as it would be to become pregnant as a result of rape and/or incest, is the murder of a fetus the answer? Two wrongs do not make a right. The child who is a result of rape/incest could be given in adoption to a loving family unable to have children on their own. Again, the fetus is completely innocent and should not be punished for the evil acts of its biological father.

Question: I wonder if a pro-abortionist received proof that they were the result of rape or incest, would they want to be murdered? I doubt it!

The second argument that usually arises against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about when the life of the mother is at risk?” Honestly, this is the most difficult question to answer on the issue of abortion.

First, let’s remember that this situation is the reason behind less than one-tenth of one percent of the abortions done in the world today.

Second, let’s remember that God is a God of miracles. He can preserve the life of a mother and her child despite all the medical odds being against it. It has been done!

Third, even in the one-tenth of one-percent of abortions that are done to save the life of the mother, in the vast majority of these cases, an early induced delivery of the baby or a C-section is what is necessary, not an abortion. This early inducement may result in the death of the baby, but it is extremely rare that a baby must be actively aborted in order to save the life of the mother. Some doctors say that abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of the mother. Ultimately, though, if the life of the mother is genuinely at risk, a decision like this can only be decided between a woman, her doctor, oftentimes the father of the child, and God. Any woman facing this extremely difficult situation should pray to the Lord for wisdom (James 1:5) as to what He would have her do.

Personally, my position, if the life of the mother or the fetus is surely at stake that should be the only exception if that is what the mother and husband chooses.

However, over 98 percent of the abortions performed today involve women who simply do not want to have the baby—birth control. Less than two percent of abortions are for the reasons of rape, incest, or the mother’s life is at risk. Even in these more difficult two percent of instances, abortion should never be the first option. The life of a human being in the womb is worth every effort to allow the child to be born.

Let’s look at what these percentages are based on. Over the course of 45 years, there were an average of one million, seventeen thousand, five-hundred forty-six (1, 17,546) abortions performed annually in the US alone (worldwide an estimated 55 million) with three states not reporting (for more of a breakdown for the US, click this link). That’s a lot of lives thrown away and there will be a price to pay. Murder is sin and Prov. 14:34 reads: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Abortion is murder and barbaric and does not belong in a civilized society.

A Woman’s Right to Choose?

A common contention coming from pro-abortionist is: women have a moral right to decide what to do with their bodies and I agree! A woman does have the right to decide what to do with her body. However, the issue isn’t what a woman does with her body. No one is really concerned with what a woman does with her body. That really isn’t the issue. The issue is the human life that is contained inside of her body. A moral right? What’s moral about terminating a human beings life? Termination of life is murder outside or inside of a woman’s body. Therefore the unborn needs to be protected, honored, and by the government if necessary because a fetus can’t protect or defend itself. Not tossed away for societal selfish reasons.

In the article, postmodernism and the church,  detail is given on the effects of postmodernism on society. One of the issues born under this movement is abortion. In short, it (postmodernism) has ushered in the tearing down of our moral fiber; that we should do what we think is right in our own minds, and has led to an increasingly narcissistic culture. When you look at the reasoning of the pro-choice movement in favor of abortion, it’s totally about self without regard for the fetus. At the end of every reason the question is: but what about the fetus? It’s a human, does it not have rights? Does it have a right to live? Does it not want to live? I have yet to hear of a suicidal fetus!

It the state that I reside, if a woman deliberately kills a dog, she is subject to imprisonment and a fine. But if she kills a human fetus, that’s legal—no penalty or fine. Huh? An animal has more rights than a human being, a fetus? There is something wrong with that picture! Talk about inequality – a woman can choose to end a human life but a man cannot. Fact is, no one has the right to choose to take another human life.

As the postmodern movement permeates, society continually seeks to

The Bible and Abortion
Rev. Dr. King Jr.

devalue the lives of the unborn, creating its own definitions of humanity based on distorted views of morality. But the undeniable fact is that life begins at creation, and a human is created as soon as he or she is conceived. God is present at our creation; He is, in fact, our Creator. Our value as human beings created in His image is conceived even before we are.

For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose. It is a matter of the life or death of a human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6).

If Roe V Wade is overturned, it is said to be “barbaric.” But what is the killing of our young – before they even have a chance to live? How civil is that?

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44 thoughts on “Abortion and the Bible”

  1. Hey thanks for the awesome post! I am glad there are still people who hold to the Truth that a fetus is a human person. It is a beautiful thing to see. Though I am not a traditional Christian (one could make an argument that I may be a Gnostic one), I still believe abortion is murder. That being said, how should we go about punishing those that have abortions?

    1. Hi Jessie – I’m not sure about the punishment.  The first step would be to end the legality of it.  Thanks for viewing and responding.

  2. Wow! You have given me a new outlook as to how everything operates concerning abortion and what is conceived to be the right and the wrong on it. This is a very sensitive discourse that I feel one should be subjective about. To me, life begins at conception just like the bible and I cannot conceive the thoughts of having a baby killed because it is still just a fetus. It is still wrong and also killing. Hence, I think I will stand with the bible on this one

  3. This is a very educational read on abortion and what the Bible says about it. The debate as to whether abortion is unlawful killing of a human, or not, has been going on for decades, with most Christians believing that abortion is wrong in the eyes of the Lord. 

    It is very interesting when one looks at when life begins scientifically, medically and in biblical terms. I am sure this is a debate that will continue for many decades still. Do you think there is ever justification for abortion if it is known that the fetus will not grown normally and become a viable life, or the mother’s life is at risk?

    1. You are correct, LineCowley; unfortunately, the debate of when life begins has been going on for decades and will continue for decades to come. It’s interesting because the facts are apparent. A fetus is a stage of development; you can’t have a baby without it first being a fetus. Therefore when the fetus is terminated, the process of developing human life is terminated. Deliberate termination of this process is morally wrong, Christian or not.

      As stated in the article, all of us living today began with a single cell. However, I believe abortion is justified if it is performed for the safety of the mother and or the fetus.

      Thanks for commenting! 

  4. When we look to the Bible for guidance on abortion, what we find is that it supports a woman’s right to choose. There are numerous references to God as Mother, which remind us that women have always been integral to the creation and redemption of the world. The Bible affirms that women are not vessels or property of men, but independent beings with their own voice and will. In fact, one of the first stories in the Bible is about a woman who makes her own choice – Eve choosing to eat from the tree of knowledge.

    The book of Genesis tells us that Eve was not created from Adam’s rib, but from his side. This suggests that she was his equal, and that God intended for her to be autonomous. Throughout scripture, women are shown making their own decisions and taking charge of their lives – even when it’s difficult or risky.

    1. Hi Julia – Here is what my Bible reads regarding the creation of Eve in Gen 2:21-23, And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
      22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
      23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. KJV

      It appears that Adam’s rib was an integral part of the creation of Eve.

      Further, yes, God has granted women and men the right to choose. Ultimately, His desire is for us to make the right choices. Deut 30:19 reads,
      “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
      NIV

      Depending on the choices we make, we bring upon ourselves blessings or curses. Eve made a wrong choice and the world was cursed as a result. We are still encouraged to choose life. This Scripture isn’t addressing abortion directly but our choices in general, including abortion. The sacrificing of human life is a wrong choice.

      Thanks so much for commenting!

  5. It is quite interesting to see this matter discussed in the light of God’s Word. It is very common yet swept under the carpet because the society as a whole is morally impoverished. From where I come from abortion is like an abomination but it happens every day. More prevalent among teens and young adults because some parents have failed in the place of discipline and teaching their children what is morally right.

    However, not all abortions are condemnable because it is sometimes carried out when the life of a woman is endangered or treated by the pregnancy. But this can be only 2-3% of the cases of abortion.

    May God have mercy 

    1. Yes, Bethel, society is undoubtedly impoverished and incredibly selfish. It is incredible how much drive and effort is put into the right to destroy human life as it is in the US. However, it is understandable when the life of the mother or the fetus is at stake.

      Thanks for commenting!

  6. One thing that Jesus said in the Bible is let the children come to me, and what humanity is doing the totally opposite, also the Bible said the satan blind the understanding of people, now we can understand why these people think different of what is good and what is bad. They tried to say the embryo has no feelings, no life and many things so they excuse for what they doing. 
    Is so sad when countries are passing this laws that go against God will.

    Thank you for sharing this great post is so nice to know the we still have people around who believe what the Bible said.

    1. For sure, Satan has been pretty effective in blinding people of the truth. All we can do is pray.

      Thanks for commenting!

  7. I have always enjoyed reading your articles as this topic is a very controversial one all over the world. There are those who share the view that it is a personal choice and no one should dictate. A fetus is a developing human and has life and no one should take any life in what ever form its in as this is my view. Yet based on the prevailing situation that may be the better decision.

    1. Hello, again, Shevonne – No doubt we are abusing our free will by making wrong personal choices. As you say, “no one should take any life in whatever form it’s in.” So well put!

      Thanks for commenting!

  8. This is such a hot topic and one that I am very one sided about. A question that for me has gone unanswered is they have a Plan B pill otherwise known as the morning after pill. In the case of rape or incest why is this not the go to position? Abortion in no way should be used as birth control. All women who can get pregnant have taken a health class and know how this happens. Why are babies paying the price? Even if you took the bible out of the equation, which is between you and God, how can you justify this cruel act?

    Great read, thank you.

    Tammy

    1. Hi Tammy – Your suggested alternative of the Plan B pill is a reasonable one for rape and incest. At least it prevents pregnancy instead of terminating a life.

      Thanks for commenting!

  9. You have certainly done a lot of research to write this article and I am sure that anyone who believes that the bible is God’s word will agree with you that the act of abortion is a sin and should at all costs be avoided. There are many options for children nowadays and many families who are looking to adopt children, so there is always a solution.

    On the other hand, I can imagine how scary it must be for a young girl to find herself pregnant and not want to go through with it due to being disowned by her family or friends, or somebody who doesn’t have the financial means to support a child. I would never judge anyone who has an abortion as it is a choice that only that person can make, but I advise anyone who is in this predicament to do their research thoroughly first.

    1. Yes Michel, the circumstances you’ve highlighted are certainly difficult ones. We must pray to God for the strength to make the correct choices, especially the difficult ones.

      Thanks for commenting!

  10. Your bible probably didn’t have the word for abortion yet, but it sure is good at describing when and how they used them. 

    How do you explain the passage Numbers 5:11-31? The passage explicitly describes how a man can take his wife who he suspects of cheating to a priest and force her to take a potion that may make her miscarry. The man who takes her to do this is without fault here – the woman’s supposed guilt to be determined by a godly miscarriage?? Somehow this is okay with you if your priest does it (and possibly against the woman’s will)? But rape and incest pregnancies are gods will? 

    No thanks, I can’t understand how any woman would agree to follow such a cruel dogma.

    1. Hello Ali – I pray that all is well with you!

      The focus of the passage of Scripture that you’ve zeroed in on is infidelity and illustrates how serious it is to God. It is the only Biblical grounds for divorce (Matt. 5:31-32, 19:8-9). The punishment was a curse that resulted in a miscarriage if pregnant and the ability to conceive. This action of the priest was under the order of God.

      The passage never mentions that the woman was forced (it was the Law), nor does it mention that rape and incest pregnancies are God’s will, as you stated. However, punishment for adultery is God’s will. Rape and incest are addressed in other Scriptures.

      We see this played out when David sinned with Bathsheba and the resulting child from that adulterous relationship died (2 Samuel 12 18-19). These consequences may seem cruel to us, but some of  God’s ways are above our understanding (Isa. 55:8-9). Nonetheless, only God can legitimately take life.

      Going back to the initial passage, it is also important to note that this was a test. There was no consequence if the woman was not guilty (vs. 19). We also see that the woman had the right to choose; she could choose not to engage in an adulterous relationship. All of us have a choice to do right or wrong. Probably no woman would accept this dogma today, but there are still consequences to pay for our actions. We cannot have our cake and eat it too.

      As always, thanks for commenting!

  11. Hey there. Goodness, that’s a clear article. But though your position is expressed very clearly, you also seem to approach the issue rather cordially and respectfully. Well done there.

    I am very pro-life myself. I’m Catholic as of 2019, but I’ve been pro-life since I was about 15. All because when I was 15 I was chatting with friends about abortion. I was in favour of it, but one of my friends, 14, a girl, said: ‘I would never, ever do that.’ That struck me rather hard and that’s when I changed my mind on the issue. It was obvious she believed the unborn are real people and children and that we just don’t have the right to do this.

    You write one interesting thing here: “Personally, my position, if the life of the mother or the fetus is surely at stake that should be the only exception if that is what the mother and husband chooses.”

    I am Catholic and the Catholic position seems similar to this. So for instance, if a woman has a terrible illness whilst pregnant and she needs treatment to survive, but that treatment could harm or kill her baby, she is permitted to take the treatment, because an abortion is not the direct intent, but a very unfortunate indirect consequence. Apparently this is called the philosophical principle of double effect.

    An abortion can never be done directly, according to the Catholic Church.

    All in all though I find it hard to argue against your article. It’s highly reasonable.

    I also think the connection between contraception and abortion is inseparable. Abortion seems to spring from an acceptance of contraception. Pope Paul VI writes about this in his famous encyclical Humanae Vitae.

    Every, single nation that has accepted contraception has seen an increase in abortions. Without any exception.

    Also Gandhi was very anti-contraception.

    I found this book very insightful on all of this: ‘The Contraception Deception’ by Patrick Coffin. Cracking read.

    Once the connection between sex and reproduction/openness to life is severed, sex becomes something that is only optionally reproductive. Sex becomes something that is now seen as fundamentally for pleasure. Reproduction is only something optional if the couple so choose. This is a result of the 1960s sexual revolution in the western world.

    When this mindset is accepted, an unplanned pregnancy can easily become an unwanted pregnancy, which can lead to increase in abortions.

    Anyway, God bless and thank you for standing up for the truth when so are afraid to do so.

    1. Hello Matthew – Yes, this issue of abortion really took a leap with the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and the link between contraception and abortion is strong. In the US, it’s called “reproductive rights.”

      Although contraception isn’t Biblical, I think it’s a better option than terminating a human life. I label it as the lesser of two evils, and prevention is better than cure.

      Even so, as you pointed out, sex has been far removed from God’s intention for it, which is procreation. These days it’s pleasure first and procreation last, if at all. The world simply doesn’t regard God’s will hardly at all anymore.

      Thanks for commenting!

  12. As a woman, Christian and advocate for human rights, I will have to agree to disagree. I grew up in foster care due to childhood neglect, CSA, and abuse, and if I had the opportunity (before I was born) to decide if I wanted to be born, I would’ve have declined so fast. The Bible also states that lying is a wrongful sin, so is lust, pride, envy, etc. And guess what? We’re all guilty. Salvation is an individual matter and from what I can remember from Bible study, judging others is also not a “Godly” thing to do. 

    1. Hello Stephanie – I am sorry about your unfortunate circumstance during your childhood.

      Yes, we are all guilty of sin; we are born into sin. But sin is still wrong and transgression against God. This consequence is why we need a Savior as God has supplied to us. We now have a choice to do what is right to the best of our ability with the help of the Holy Spirit. While we are not to judge others, we are to help one another when we falter. As the Scripture reads in Gal 6:1-2, “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (2) Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” NIV
      This Scripture includes all sin.

      Thanks for commenting!

  13. I believe abortion is wrong if you are a christian or not. Children are a gift from God and it states in the bible you shall not murder that is how I look on abortion you are murdering that child. I have strong believes that all beings should have a right to live. My believes are so strong I don’t believe even if I got raped I would still have the child because it is not the Childs found. Children are a blessing not a curse.

    Elke

    1. I agree with you, Elke; the child is not responsible for the circumstances in which it was conceived. It’s amazing to me how little regard is given to the unborn child’s life; almost no one seems to care about them at all. It’s all about the mother and her body. May the Lord help us!

      Thanks for commenting!

  14. I was raised in a Christian home and my dad has been a pastor for the majority of my life. It is so very important to back up what you’re saying with biblical proof and scripture. You hold no credibility if it cannot be found in the Bible. Thank you for using scripture and not just “opinion”.

    1. Thanks, Shelbi – For sure, it is the Word of God that we must stand upon, and not the word of man.

      Thanks for commenting!

  15. It’s been an intense topic recently- the right to abortion? 

    Are you allowed to kill your fetus legally?

    Per the sacred bible- God doesn’t grant you the permission to kill what he created. I abide by this. I am not Christian only a human though.

    Do I believe it?

    Absolutely not. I just can’t think of killing my fetus. I decide on my pregnancy. 

    I feel guilty even killing an ant, forget my child?

    I would advise women to think about and carefully their pregnancy. Life is a gift of God. It is created from love by God.

    1. Hello Anusuya – I pray that others see these words of yours and take heed!

      Thanks for commenting!

  16. Abortion is a topic that’s divided this country for decades. It’s abundantly clear what God‘s view is of abortion, child sacrifice, and the sacrificing of unborn children. Abortion is wrong because God says so. We need to trust Him for our needs instead of taking matters into our own hands by having an unplanned pregnancy. These are terrible choices that lead to disaster.

    1. For sure John – It’s never good when we take matters into our own hands. Trusting God is always the best route to take.

      Thanks for commenting!

  17. Very interesting topic – Abortion and the Bible. I am against abortion and believe a child is a blessing. The bible say go out there and multiply and sine we are created in God’s image and likeness, we should encourage people going through difficult situation.  Live and let live – my motto

  18. This is a great informational post concerning the Bible and Abortion. Lots of great material. It would be good for people who believe in abortions to read and maybe turn from that. I rarely get into discussions with people who are pro choice as it is most times fruitless. It is their sin and they will have to pay the price. It is our jobs as Christians (I believe) to put the owrd out there and peacefully let our stance be known.  

    1. For sure Steven, we must sow the seeds of truth with hopes that they will fall on fertile soil and that God will give the increase (1 Cor. 3:6)

      Thanks for commenting!

  19. Many womwn have made the decision to have the baby even when the father would have aborted the child. Too many people use abortion as a way to get rid of a problem that they have essentially created. Most of the time to cover their sin. People need to realize that using musrder to cover sin just results in deeper problems. This being said, when the woman’s life is in danger or when it is certain the new born child will be unable to live, I feel that we have a loving and merciful Father who would be supportive of this issue. The questions arises, however, how can we prevent any abuseif this is appied?

    1. You make a very valid point, toplink,  abuse is always an issue. Abortion really isn’t the answer. When will we realize that covering sin will never work. 

      Thanks for commenting! 

  20. Hi Nathaniel
    There is clear indication of in the Bible- the word of God, that abortion of a child is not correct. Many people may be in favor of it, and some may even be against it but the thing which is true will always remain correct. This concept has been clear in all the societies from centuries. A further debate cannot altar the truth that abortion is insane. I like the quote of  Martin Luther King at the concluding section. Thanks for your inspiring thoughts.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

  21. Hello Simon

    Thank you for this article. As a Pro-life myself, you offer many good arguments on the subject of abortion.

    I do like that your “arguments” are not confrontational but simple references to God’s Word on the subject. It’s either right or wrong, black or white. There’s no grey area in the Bible. 

    I really like what you wrote and it is very readable. My only critique is that perhaps you could proofread one more time. There are subtle mistakes, but not enough to detract from your message.

    Your About Me page is very good and from that, there is no mistaking where you are coming from. You represent yourself well.

    Again thank you for this informative and scripture-filled post.

    All the best in your ministry.

    Regards, Corinne

    1. Greetings Corinne – I’m not sure who Simon is, but I thank you for commenting. For sure, there are no gray areas in the Scriptures. It is when we try to shade in some gray that we run into trouble.

      I appreciate your comments!

  22. I believe that abortion is wrong, what gives a person the right to take another life. The Bible sees this as murder but there are so many that have tried to justify this sinful act that is not right in the sight of God. We must pray that the Holy Spirit will convict people of this sin, especially those who head these organization who try and make it seems like this sinful act is good.

    1. Yes, Norman, all we can do is pray. But as God said about Israel, they had a “stiff neck.” Things aren’t much different today; right is wrong, and wrong is right.

      Thanks for commenting!

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