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Abortion: Is the Bible Quiet on the Subject?

Although the Bible does not directly mention the word “abortion”, one can conclude that abortion is wrong, directly from the pages of the Bible;

1. The Bible reads that it is wrong to murder a person.

Matthew 15:19
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Mark 10:19
19 You know the commandments, ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”

2. The unborn are persons.

Luke 1: 44
4 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.

Psalm 51: 5
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

3. Jesus was a baby at conception.

Matthew 1: 20
“But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’” The fact that the angel tells Joseph that “the Child who has been conceived” is “of the Holy Spirit” indicates that Jesus certainly was a person at the moment of conception.

4. The unborn are named children.

Luke 1: 41
“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”

5. Scripture states that children are protected by the same punishment as adults are.

Exodus 21: 21-23
“If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life .

6. The unborn are known personally by God.

Jeremiah 1: 5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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2 responses to “Abortion: Is the Bible Quiet on the Subject?

  1. paytej

    Great stuff. I think Luke 1:15 is a big one. “He will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.” Pretty heavy verse full of truth!

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