First I would like to say that I did not create this blog as a place to debate controversial Christian issues, but more as a place to talk about issues that stem doubt in the Christian faith. However I do realize that it is often the biblical view of controversial issues themselves—such as abortion and homosexuality—that have caused many people to doubt Christianity. I have heard many non-Christians state that they feel the Bible has oppressive views on matters that have now become morally acceptable in our culture. They say Christianity holds back the development and evolution of humanity. The problem here lies in this disagreement: non-believers think they can be the judge of themselves and make up in their mind what they feel is morally right or wrong, while believers think it is up to God to tell them what is right or wrong. Obviously if you don’t believe in God then why would you think you should have to listen to a law given by God? The problem with the non-believer’s system is trying to decide what man is worthy enough to make the moral laws for society. If God is thrown out the window because of unbelief then what man can rightfully make a decision on what is morally acceptable to another human being? The answer would be no one man is righteous enough to make the moral law of others. So to make things fair in comes our system of democracy, where we as a collective group of disagreeing individuals get to cast our vote for what we think is right and majority rules. With this system comes debates and arguments with the motivation of hopefully persuading someone of the opposite view to change their mind and move to the stand point in which you believe to be right. With that introduction I would now like to talk about—and defend—the biblical view of abortion.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” (Jer 1:5)
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)
“From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” (Psalm 22:10)
These are a few of the verses in the Bible that clearly state life starts in the womb. I think that all people whether a believer or non-believer in God would agree that life starts in the womb. Of course it does. A baby is clearly a life before it is born. The question pro-choice activists bring up is: When does the fetus become a human life? Where can we draw the line? Is there anywhere the line can be drawn? Isn’t there life from the second a sperm fertilizes the egg and becomes an embryo?
The video below is of mathematician and scientist Alexander Tsiaras showing newly documented footage of life in the womb that was just recently made possible with technology advancements. This man has written algorithms for NASA and is obviously quite educated. With all his studies of science and mathematics he looks at this new data of life in the womb and cannot describe it as anything else than “divinity.”
Life is so amazing right? After watching this video I personally do not see how anyone could think something as complex and miraculous as life itself could against all odds come from nothing. That idea in itself is such an unscientific theory. From this video we see that at only 25 days a heart has begun to develop and by 32 days we see it beating. This is clearly a living human being and not just a disposable fetus. How could anyone argue and say that something with a beating heart is not alive?
You could say it’s a woman’s body and she has the right to decide. So because the baby will be developed within her body this woman then has the right to kill her unborn child? I’m sorry but that doesn’t make any sense. We as humans are the only creatures that are smart enough to control our own reproduction. So I do believe the woman has a choice. She has the choice to have sex or not. She has the choice to use birth control or not. She has the choice to give the baby up for adoption or not. She should not have a choice to kill her unborn child. Where is the child’s choice in this? Aren’t you glad your mother didn’t abort you? If you’re still not convinced then please watch the video below:
So in the words of Ray Comfort:
“It’s ok to kill a baby in the womb when ___________?”
The answer is never. I am not trying to instill guilt on anyone who has voted pro-choice in the past or anyone who has had an abortion but I am trying to raise awareness to the severity of it. The fetus is a human life. There’s no arguing this. Maybe today you’ve been shed a new perspective on this subject that you never saw before. If you’ve had an abortion before then know that God is merciful and He will forgive you if you seek to get your heart right with Him. It’s not too late to change your mind. Please vote pro-life.
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