“It’s ok to kill a baby in the womb when _______?”

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.

-I Want To Believe In God [dot com]

9 thoughts on ““It’s ok to kill a baby in the womb when _______?”

  1. Desiray Lewis

    It’s never okay to kill any human being. The ten commendaments tells us not to kill for it’s murder, Only God gave life and only GOD can talk it away…

  2. Ranzall

    Nice post on a very important issue.

    When Cain killed his brother Abel, God said to him, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.” (Gen 4:10).

    I don’t even want to imagine the horror of the ‘chorus of cries’ heard by our heavenly Father from the blood of millions of innocent babes – coming NOT from the ground – but from the very dwelling place God created for a child’s safety and protection while awaiting birth – the mother’s womb!

    The scriptures you cited (Jer. 1:5, Ps. 139:13 & 22.10), arguing the point of life beginning at conception, are good ones (probably the best ones). Additionally, we should not miss something else these verses reveal to us, which have theological and moral importance.

    Looking again at Jer. 1:5 (“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”) and at Psalm 139:13 (“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”), both writers employ personal pronouns: “you”, “my” and “me”. These pronouns suggest not only that “life” is present in the womb, but actual “personhood”. When the Psalmist refers to the creation of his “inmost being” (Ps. 139), he is NOT suggesting the creation of our skeletal structure or intestinal track; he’s referring to a spiritual being. This is important because it further distinguishes us from life in a generic sense, such as the life of animals.

    We were created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) and He is spirit (Jn. 4:24). We not only have a body, but a soul and a spirit. Some would argue that prior to regeneration, we are dichotomy’s (spiritually dead with only a body and a soul), but upon regeneration spiritually alive, and therefore, trichotomy’s (body, soul and spirit). Despite one’s position on that matter, the additional truths revealed to us in the verses you cited prove our lives to be special to God. We’re not animals, which do not have spirits. And yet how many people will come to the defense of them and not innocent human beings that have been created in the image of God?

    Billy Graham once quipped that if God doesn’t judge America for the blood of innocence, He will owe Sodom and Gomorrah and apology.

    May He have mercy on us. And may we raise our voices for those who cannot.

  3. gospasdaughter

    My question is, how do we convince those who do not believe in God, of the dignity of each human? If there is no God, why are humans any more important than, say, trees? In fact, if there is no God, why does anything matter? There simply vast numbers of people, who, b/c of the eclipse of God in our culture for so long, do not believe, or at least they live their lives practically as unbeleivers.

  4. The Rev. Deirdre Whitfield

    Thank you for liking my blog. the video you shared concerning life in the womb is very powerful indeed. I also like your blog on the subject of pro-lfe/choice as well, and found it to be poignant and agreeable to me. However I have to ask; is it your opinion that it is only the woman’s responsibility to say “no” to having sex? I only ask because I believe this is essentially where the potential for another life begins, two people making the same choice.

    1. iwanttobelieveingod Post author

      The responsibility of a potential life from having sex would of course be on both the male and the female. I see neither one as more or less responsible. However the woman is the one left being pregnant. It is the womans body that will carry the child and because of this she is often left with the final decision on abortion, even if the father is against it. What it ultimately comes down to is whether people value the life of a fetus as a human being or not. Unfortunately so many people see the fetus as something less than human until some undefined point along the development process which I dont understand. I don’t see how there could be a line drawn anywhere. There’s obviously human life from conception.


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