Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
God is over everyone and everything. There is no authority above God’s. We know we are to obey the laws of our nation but we are to obey God’s above mans. Man permits abortion but we should consider how God would feel concerning the matter and what his thoughts are on the value of a baby and at what point the child is considered a living human.
It is very clear God considers a child to be a living human from the time it is conceived.
Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
Psalm 139: 13 For you formed my inward parts;you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in ithe depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Jeremian 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
The bible teaches us we are born imperfect and will sin. Adam and Eve brought sin on us when they rebelled in the garden of Eden. If the child was not a human until it was born then it could not have imperfections as mentioned in Psalm 51.
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Since the child is considered a life from the time of conception we are not to harm the child. The command not to kill would apply to a baby from the time of conception also.
“This is what the LORD says: “The people of Ammon have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! When they attacked Gilead to extend their borders, they ripped open pregnant women with their swords.”
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
Matthew 19:18 Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’
Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that a4e swift in running to mischief,
We are to appreciate children they are a gift form God.
Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward”
Rape has occurred in the bible and it used to be punishable by death. But the victim was not to be punished for she did not commit the sin. You can read about an occurrence of rape mentioned in Samuel 13. The incidence mentioned in Samuel was a case of rape and incest. Genesis 19 also mentions children being born out of incest. They did not harm the children.
Deuteronomy 22:25-27 if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her.
Those willfully committing incest were to be disfellowshipped. We are not to associate with them until they repent and do not commit the sin again.
1Coringthians 1:5 5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? 3 For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. 4 So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 27:22 “‘Cursed be anyone who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
We have to keep in mind the child that may be conceived is innocent and in part is a victim also because the father will most likely not be a part of the child’s life. If a person does not want to keep a child then adopting the child out would be a better option rather then ending the child’s life. The child does not carry and should not carry the guilt of the father.
Deuteronomy 24:16 “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall the children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.”
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.[a]
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
Ezekial 18:20 “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son… the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” –God
Those who have caused the death of a child can be forgiven if they repent. Jesus was a ransom sacrifice for repentant sinners.
Collosians 1:9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks4 to the Father, who has qualified you5 to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.