What Does The Bible Say About Abortion
What Does The Bible Say About Abortion
The Bible is clear that abortion is the ending of life, and not merely a pregnancy. God created all living things, and has the right to take that life away. The question then arises: Is there anything in scripture that condones abortion?
The answer depends on who you ask. For some people, nothing in scripture says anything about abortion at all; for others, everything does say something about it—and both sides of this argument have very compelling arguments to back up their views! The problem for many Christians today comes from trying too hard to fit everything into neat little boxes labeled “good” or “bad”; instead of following what we think we know about God’s Word with an open mind and heart (remembering always how fallible humans are), we allow our own biases and opinions determine what parts of scripture apply where…and then fight over whose interpretation is right!
Thou Shalt Not Murder.
The word “murder” does not apply to self-defense or capital punishment. However, abortion is clearly murder according to the Bible because it is an act of killing a child who has been conceived by God.
In order for you to understand what the Bible says about abortion, let’s start off with some definitions:
- “Murder”: The deliberate and intentional killing of another person (Exodus 20:13).
- “Thou Shalt Not Kill”: A commandment given by God in Exodus 20:13 where he states that people should not kill each other but rather live together in peace and harmony. This commandment does not apply to acts of self-defense or capital punishment which are explicitly allowed by God (Exodus 22:2)
Does God Love The Fetus?
What do you think? Does God love the fetus?
The Bible says that God loves all people, including unborn children. All of us have been created in God’s likeness and image (Genesis 1:26-27). The Bible teaches that every person has eternal value and worth no matter their age or stage of development. A person’s spiritual identity does not begin at birth, but rather when God breathes into them the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, before conception a child was just as human as anyone else who walks this earth today; therefore they are deserving of our respect, care and love from conception until death—regardless of how far along they may be along in their development stage.*
What About Rape And Incest?
For example, the Bible does not specifically mention abortion in cases of rape or incest. However, there are many Christian leaders who believe that God would want us to forgive those who commit these acts and for us to be compassionate toward them as well. After all, Jesus said we should love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).
There are other ways that Christians can help women who have been sexually assaulted get through this difficult time. The first step is to encourage her to seek counseling or support from her family and friends so that she can find comfort when she needs it most. After the trauma of being raped fades away, another important thing is for victims to speak out about what happened so they don’t feel alone—and so they aren’t blamed by others because they were assaulted.
Father Of The Unborn Child’s Rights
The father of the unborn child has a right to know if he is indeed the father of the unborn child. It’s not his responsibility alone to take care of his children, but it is his right as a father to be involved in their upbringing.
If you are pregnant and unsure if you want to have your baby, you may feel like it’s easier to get an abortion than raise a child on your own. However, if you go through with an abortion, there will be no way for that child’s biological father ever finding out about them unless they put themselves into contact with him later on in life after they’re adults
A Third Party Can’t Take Away Your Personal Choice (Pro-Life)
The Bible says that a third party cannot take away your personal choice. The only way a third party can do this is by force, which is not an option in the United States. You are not a slave to the government or anyone else, so you can decide what you want to do with your body as long as it doesn’t harm someone else.
The Bible is clear about the sanctity of life, and with regard to abortion, it’s not just a fetus. It’s a human life. The Lord loves us and wants us to be happy. He also loves the baby too! That’s why I believe if you find yourself in this situation, don’t let anyone pressure you into something that isn’t right for you or your little one. God bless!
These are all the Bible verses that deal with abortion. You will find relevant verses at the top of the page to help you find what you need. Remember that God loves you and He loves the baby too, don’t let anyone pressure you into something you don’t want to do.
- Genesis 25:21-22 says, “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant.”
- Psalms 127:3 says, “Children are an heritage of the LORD: and happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.”
- Isaiah 49:15-16 says, “Can a woman forget her sucking child? Yea; she may forget; yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.”
- Luke 1:41-44 says, “And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost…”