ABORTION

    DEFINITION:  Abortion is the termination of the life of an unborn baby.

     

    FACTS ABOUT ABORTION:

    Abortion is sin.  The Bible says “You shall not kill”  (Deuteronomy 5:17). It is wrong to take the life of an unborn child because the child is a living soul from the moment of conception.  The only exception would be in order to save the life of the mother.  Despite this exclusion, many have opted to trust God for the lives of both mother and child instead of aborting.

    The fetus is a living being.  God knows a child in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5).  God creates every part of the unborn child (Psalm 139:13-16). What right do you have to terminate God’s workmanship?  Who are you to say that even a deformed child cannot live and/or even be healed by God?  A heart is detectible in a fetus at 18 days, brain waves at 43 days, and all systems are formed by eight weeks and functioning at eleven weeks.  Except for size, by 20 weeks a child is fully developed.

    A child in the womb is capable of emotional responses.  John the Baptist leaped with joy in his mother’s womb when he heard Mary’s voice, the mother of the Messiah to come  (Luke 1:41,44).

    You do not have a right over your own body.  Pro-abortionists claim a woman has a right over her own body.  God’s Word says “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20). If you want to control  your body, exercise self-control over your passions so you do not get pregnant if you do not want a child.

    There is an alternative to abortion.  Adoption would bless a couple who are incapable of having a child.  Choose a Christian adoption agency to assist with this option.

    DEALING WITH ABORTION:

    Seek forgiveness from God.  When you abort a child, your are consenting to its death.  The Apostle Paul (Saul) consented to the death of Stephen, yet God forgave him and called him to a tremendous ministry.  If you have aborted a baby, confess your sin and ask forgiveness from God.

    Know that abortion is no greater than any other sin.  God views any transgression as sin whether it be gossip or murder!  If you confess your sin, God forgives you (1 John 1:9) and forgets your iniquities (Jeremiah 31:34).

    Forgive yourself.  Your sin is forgiven.  Jesus bore your sin on the cross, and He also bore the shame of your sin  (Hebrews 12:2).  Do not live under the shame and condemnation of abortion.

    Consider adoption if you are pregnant with an unwanted child or one for whom you cannot provide.  You will be greatly blessing a childless couple.

     

    WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT ABORTION:

    You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13)

    From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. (Psalm 22:10)

    Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. (Psalm 22:19)

    From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you. (Psalm 71:6)

    Your hands made me and formed me. (Psalm 119:73)

    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body (Psalm 139:13-16)

    This is what the Lord says–he who made you, who formed you in the womb. (Isaiah 44:2)

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. (Jeremiah 1:5)

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

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