I'm told I can't talk about this cuz I'm a guy, but you and I were both privileged to be born.. so why can't I?
You were taught that you have a right to abort, but what about his or her rights.. inside you? The Bible doesn't specifically address the issue of abortion directly per se. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion is. In Jeremiah 1:5, it tells us that God knows us individually before our birth—He knits us in the womb.
What does God think about this? See Psalm 139:13-16. It speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation inside our mother’s womb. Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes the same penalty for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as the penalty for someone who commits murder. This clearly indicates that God considers a baby in the womb just as much of a human being as a full-grown adult. For a real Christian (and many who claim to be are not), 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 the very image of God’s (see Genesis -27; 9:6).
Think!..this is a full term baby here.
Think!..this is a full term baby here.
Prior to the 1973 court decision that allowed abortion on demand, developing embryos were considered unborn persons. Today, even a fetus that could survive on its own outside its mother's womb could be aborted (murdered), under certain medical circumstances. Science teaches us that human life begins at the time of conception. Yes, from the moment fertilization takes place, the child's genetic makeup is already complete. Its gender has already been determined, along with its height… along with its hair, eye and skin color. The only thing the embryo needs to become a fully-functioning being is the time to grow and develop. More importantly, God reveals to us in His Word that not only does life begin at conception, but He knows about us even before that time (Jeremiah 1:5). King David said this about God's role in our conception: "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb....Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them" (Ps. 139:13, 16).
Society continually seeks to devalue the lives of the unborn and elderly today, 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 it is conceived.
*Note: It’s interesting to me that most of the people that I talk to who are against all forms of Capital Punishment; are also the ones who are for abortion (even late term or even after the birthed baby has survived). They audaciously think that I am the one being contradictory in standing against abortion and yet being for Capital Punishment (in serious criminal cases) and think that they are the ones being non-contradictory in their opposite stance from mine.
Hey, we all just need to get back to the Bible to see what God has to say about these subjects and back to Him. It's because both my opinions, yours and theirs aren’t worth more than the next guy’s.
The Bible.. God's Word is authoritative and He should always have the last say in these matters. What’s interesting is that they want to see the very innocent people die (babies with an eternal soul), and want to protect the heinously guilty people who are deserving of expedited judgment… when I want to see the heinously guilty people—guilty of living for self, pleasure and convenience at the expense of others—properly judged (so that others will be both warned and protected from their homicidal habits)… and I want to see all the innocent people protected.
Perhaps guilty people can relate well to the very guilty innately knowing that they too deserve God’s judgment (as I have also deserved it), when they should simply turn in repentance and faith to Jesus Christ, asking for His free forgiveness... and then act like the people who have recieved it should. Yes Christ already paid for it on the cross for all individuals (for all have sinned - see Rom. 3:23). They want me to speak out in defense for those on death row who can still speak out (and do in many ways), but my question is this: Who will speak out for those who cannot speak out… and never could? On average, there are 46,000,000 innocent babies who are killed worldwide each year. We know much more on this now and we've seen the pain babies feel in the womb. THIS MUST STOP -- WE MUST DO SOMETHING …but never something foolishly wrong that would go against what the Scriptures teach ..as some have sadly done. Ask, cuz God gives wisdom for us stopping all this killing, and for each of us rightly applying His Scriptures.
Why are Christians pro-life when it comes to abortion while at the same time in favor of the death penalty and supportive of war?