The time in the womb is finished. Now a mother's arms
take over the task of holding, loving, and caring for the baby.
The Bible gives us a primary scripture that deals with
all of human life.
Then God said "Let us make man in our image, in our
likeness"...So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he
created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26,27
This passage makes two powerful points: first, that man
is a created being, a special being, a unique being. The second is that
man is the very reflection of his glorious creator, and a being who by his very
nature has worth, honor, importance, and dignity.
The Unborn is a Human Being
The truth of this statement is self evident, but
nonetheless has been questioned by those who have a vested interest in the
taking of unborn life. The Bible is quite explicit:
For you (God) created my inmost being, You knit me
together in my mother's womb...My frame was not hidden from you when I was made
in the secret place. -Psalm 139:13-15
The psalmist David, who wrote this psalm, refers to himself in
the womb as "I" and "me," making it clear that he himself
was there, not something that turned into him at birth.
The Unborn is a Person
This point is critical, because the U.S. Constitution explicity protects
"persons." To get around this, the U.S. Supreme Court stated in
Roe vs. Wade that the unborn was "not fully a person."
There are many scriptures that establish the personhood of unborn children, but
in a main one the Lord says:
"Before I formed you in
the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..."
- Jeremiah 1:5
Another relevant scripture comes from the New Testament, in
which Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, greeted her cousin Elizabeth, who was
pregnant with John the Baptist:
When Elizabeth heard Mary's
greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed..."As soon as the sound of your
greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for
Clearly the baby in her womb experienced transcendent joy at
the voice of Mary, an experience that only a person can have.
Unborn and Born Lives are Equal Before God
It is extremely important that the Lord does not consider unborn children to
be of less worth than born ones, as do abortion advocates. A telling
If men who are fighting hit a
pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely, but there is no serious injury
(to mother or child), the offender must be fined....But if there is serious
injury you are to take life for life........ -Exodus 21:22,23
A clear implication of this passage is that all human beings
are created in God's image, born and unborn alike. All are precious, and
all must be protected.
Children are a Blessing
God places a very high value on children and encourages us to bring them
into our lives. This is a Christian viewpoint greatly at variance with
today's anti-child, anti-life sentiments.
Behold, children are a blessing
from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like armies in the
hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
God's Attitude Toward Abortion
The matter of shedding innocent blood threads through the scriptures from
Genesis to Revelation:
The Lord...hates...hands that shed innocent blood.
God's beloved nation Israel was sent into exile for
sacrificing its children to idols:
They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons
and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was
desecrated by their blood...Therefore the Lord was angry with his people...He
handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them. -Psalm
In a key passage innocent blood cries out:
How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you
judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?
America is ripe for judgment. The stench of the unabated
murdering of unborn children rises to the heavens. Unless Christians step
in and put an end to this slaughter, the destruction of our nation is
God's penalty for abortion is plainly spelled out in scripture:
Whoever shed the blood of man (unjustly), by man
shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God has God made
man. -Genesis 9:6
According to the Bible, abortion is first degree murder.
If the laws against murder in America applied equally to all murderers, the
abortionists would be getting the same penalty as other killers.
Christians should work diligently to bring this just condemnation about, rather
than letting the abortionists grow wealthy on the blood of innocent unborn