Did you know that the Bible never mentions the word abortion? Did you know that the Bible never specifically addresses the idea of a woman purposefully terminating her pregnancy? However, this doesn’t mean that the Bible is not clear about the issue of abortion itself.
I want to share with you a question that came to my attention a few years ago while interviewing Alan Shlemon on the Creation Today Show. In the middle of the interview, he asked one question that pushes aside all other arguments and brings extreme clarity to the issue of abortion. So, what’s the question? What should we be asking?
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So, how can the Bible be incredibly clear about this issue without ever mentioning abortion? I am glad you are wondering!
Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb. Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes the same penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. This clearly indicates that God considers a baby in the womb to be as human as a full-grown adult. 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).
For those who have had an abortion, remember that the sin of abortion is no less forgivable than any other sin. Through faith in Christ, all sins can be forgiven (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Colossians 1:14). A woman who has had an abortion, a man who has encouraged an abortion, or even a doctor who has performed one—can all be forgiven by faith in Jesus Christ.
Now, what’s the question that brings extreme clarity to the issue of abortion? What one question can be asked that clears up this issue once and for all.
Alan Shlemon asks this question: What is the Unborn? Why is that so powerful? Watch this episode of the Creation Today Show to find out.
Two more videos that you must watch to help understand this topic!
And of course: 180 Movie
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So, why is abortion wrong? Simply put, it is murder. It is taking the life of an individual who has broken no law and does not deserve the death penalty. The question asked by Alen Shlemon was this: What is the Unborn? Science has given us unequivocal evidence that the unborn is a human being. Now we have to ask, when is it ok to kill a human being? We know that God allows the taking of life under certain circumstances such as self-defense, war, or the execution of someone who has taken the life of another individual. But these circumstances are not the case with the unborn baby. Taking the life of the unborn is not the same as “killing” in time of war or in “self-defense”, it is the taking of an innocent life. It is MURDER. That is why abortion is wrong.
Thanks for reading,