Christians give great value to human life from conception until death. They
know that God is the author of life and dare not place themselves in His
position to decide if a newly conceived life should live or die. What
follows are some key scriptures that make God's will evident in this regard.
Killing the innocent
finds it's origins in Satan. It is he that gave birth to the attitudes of
arrogance that lead to taking away innocent lives. It is also he that hates
human beings and would love to destroy every single one of them. It is the
view of this author that atheists and others who support abortion are doing
John 8:44 --
You are of your
father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a
murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him.
God, on the other hand, values and protects life. Though he has the
prerogative to end any life that He has made, no one else has the wisdom, or
the right, to decide which human will live or die. To protect human life
from arbitrary decisions to kill, God has, therefore, "commanded" that
humans do not murder.
Exodus 20 -- “You shall not murder."
in the womb was to be precious and to be protected. The seriousness of
harming an unborn is shown in the next passage where we see that harm to an
unborn was to be consequenced firmly, even if unpremeditated.
-- “If men fight, and hurt a
woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows,
he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on
him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
If the taking of human life was premeditated, the
consequence would have been the death penalty.
Numbers 35:31-- Moreover ye shall
take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death:
but he shall be surely put to death.
Life is a great gift. God gives
children as blessings. This is the message that the scriptures emphasize
Deuteronomy 7:13--And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply
thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land,
thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the
flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give
Psalm 127:3--Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his
Isaiah 44:2--Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which
will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I
Spontaneous abortion can be a curse
which God has the prerogative of giving, if he deems appropriate.
Hosea 9:14--Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry
God is sovereign. God alone determines what is right and what is wrong.
taking His place is a statement of great arrogance. The created must submit
to the Creator not dare to stand in His place.
Romans 9:20--Nay but, O man, who
art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that
formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Unless repented of, murderers
have only one thing to look forward to: eternal punishment.
Revelation 21:8--But the cowardly,
unbelieving, abominable, murderers,
sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part
in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
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