Abortion is clearly prohibited in the Bible

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You may be pro-choice, but GOD is Pro-Life.

But Jesus said to them,
"Let the little children be,
and do not hinder them from coming to Me,

The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14

Does an aborted child ever get to enjoy this heavenly privilege?

The word 'children' is mentioned over 1500 times in Holy Scripture.
From that, I must deduce that 'children' are of paramount
importance to GOD.

To the author of a book the fruit of his works belongs to the author.

To the Author of Life, the fruit of His works belongs to the Author.

God is the Author of life

"But you disowned the Holy and Just One, and asked that a murderer
should be granted to you;
but the Author of Life you killed
whom GOD has raised up from the dead; whereof we are witnesses."
Acts 3:14-15
GOD is Pro-Life.

Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
He answered, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
And the Lord said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's
blood cries to me from the ground. And now cursed are you in the soil
which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from
your hand." Genesis 4:9-11
GOD is Pro-Life.

"Learn then that I, I alone, am GOD, and there is no god besides Me.
It is I who bring both death and life, I who inflict wounds
and heal them..."
Deut 32:39
GOD is Pro-Life.

"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you.
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.
Choose life then, that you and your descendants may live,
by loving the Lord your GOD, heeding His voice,
and holding fast to Him. For that will mean life for you,
a long life for you to live on the land which the Lord swore
He would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Deut 30:19-20
GOD is Pro-Life.

"Thou shalt not kill."
The Fifth Commandment.
Exodus 20:13.

"Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery;
thou shalt not corrupt youth; thou shalt not commit fornication;
thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not use soothsaying;
thou shalt not practice sorcery;
Thou shalt not kill a child by abortion,
neither shall thou slay it when born;
thou shalt not covet the goods of thy neighbor."
Didache 2:2

Note: The 'Didache' is a set of instructions to the first Christians,
written in the first century,
hundreds of years before the New Testament books
were made canonical by the Catholic church (approved as inspired).

"Your hands have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about,
yet you do destroy me. Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me
as the clay; and will you bring me unto dust again?
Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me as cheese?
You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me
with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and favor,
and your visitation has preserved my spirit."
Job 9:8-12

"The Spirit of GOD has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty has given me life."
Job 33:4

"As you know not what is the way of the Spirit,
nor how the bones are joined together in the womb
of her that is with child; so that you know not the works of GOD,
who is the maker of all."
Ecclesiastes 11:5

"Thus said the Lord that made and formed you, your helper from the womb."
Isaiah 44:2,24

"The Lord has called me from the womb,
from the bowels of my mother He has been mindful of my name."
Isaiah 49:1,5

"Before I formed you in the bowels of your mother,
I knew you;
and before you came forth out of the womb,
I sanctified you..."
Jeremiah 1:5

GOD has a plan for each one of us and He knew when He would form us,
and He knew it for all eternity.

Holy Scripture is quite clear, the Author of Life gives life and
only He may take it away.
We, therefore, have no control over who lives and who dies. We are all
GOD's children (Gal 3:26), and we must live by the rules of Our Father.
No one 'owns' another human being. No one can say, 'I live but
you must die'. No one can say of an unborn child, 'This is my body
and I will do with it as I please'. The unborn child belongs to its
'Author', the Creator of Life, and to Him alone, and not to its mother.
The mother serves as a nurturing vessel, as GOD is forming the
child in her womb. Neither she nor anyone else has a right to destroy
a human creature which GOD has created.

It is GOD's will that we:
"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it."
Genesis 1:28, 9:7

In Scripture, God viewed children as a blessing:

"No woman in your land will be barren or miscarry;
and I will give you a full span of life."
Exodus 23:26

"I will look with favor upon you, and make you fruitful
and numerous, as I carry out My covenant with you."
Leviticus 26:9

"Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord;
and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
Psalms 127:3

GOD's warnings for those who take human life

For those who cause a woman to miscarry:
"When men have a fight and hurt a pregnant woman, so that she
suffers a miscarriage, but no further injury, the guilty one shall
be fined as much as the woman's husband demands of him..."
Exodus 21:22

"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by a man shall his blood be shed."
Genesis 9:6

Abortion is mentioned as a terrible thing here:
"May they pass like the snail which melts away, like the aborted
fetuses of a woman which sees not the sun."
Psalms 58:8 (9)

Hosea mentions infertility as a sign of punishment for infidelity
"As for Ephraim, their glory has flown away like a bird,
from the birth and from the womb and from the conception.
And though they should bring up their children,
I will make them without children among men.
Yes and woe to them when I shall depart from them.
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place,
but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Give them O Lord. What will you give them?
Give them a miscarrying womb, and dry breasts."
Hosea 9:11-14

"Yet you have brought me forth from the womb;
you did watch over me when I was at my mother's breast."
Psalm 22:10-11

"And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away My eyes from you;
and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear,

for your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of
your devices from my eyes."

Isaiah 1:15-16

"But your iniquities have divided between you and your GOD,
and your sins have hid His face from you that He should not hear.

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your
fingers with iniquity.

Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue utters iniquity."
Isaiah 59:2-3

One of the saddest stories in the entire Bible is in the Book of Matthew.
"Then Herod, seeing that he had been tricked by the Magi,
was exceedingly angry; and he sent and slew all the boys in
Bethlehem and all its neighborhood who were two years old or under,
according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the Magi."
Matthew 2:16

Those slain children are called the "Holy Innocents."
There is no one any more innocent and helpless than a newborn child,
or one who is still in its mothers womb. They cannot speak for themselves.
They are helpless and defenseless, and they are all the property of GOD.
Scripture does not give a clue as to the number of Holy Innocents,
but it must have been a small number, as Bethlehem was a small town.
Compare those Holy Innocents with the 37,000,000 in the USA alone,
and the 1,200,000,000 worldwide, slain in the last 25 years by abortion.

"Thus said the Lord: A voice was heard on high of Lamentation,
of mourning and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children,
and refusing to be comforted for them,
because they are not."
Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:17-18

What did Church Fathers have to say?

St. Hippolytus of Rome, Philosophoumena, or Refutation of all Heresies,222 A.D.
"...for this reason women who were reputed to be believers began to take
drugs to render themselves sterile, and to bind themselves tightly so as to
expel what was being conceived, since they would not, on account of
relatives and excessive wealth, want to have a child by a slave or by any
insignificant person. See, then, into what great impiety that lawless one
has proceeded, by teaching adultery and murder at the same time." 9:12

St. Basil, the Great, First Canonical Letter to Amphilochius, 374 A.D.
"A woman who has deliberately destroyed a fetus must pay the penalty for murder." 188:1

"Those also who give drugs causing abortions are murderers themselves,
as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus." 188:8

St. Augustine of Hippo, Enchiridion of Faith, Hope, and Love, 421 A.D.
"...though I know not whether man can find an answer: when it is that a
human being in the womb begins to live, and whether there is also a
certain kind of hidden life there which is not yet apparent in the movements
of the living being. It seems very rash to deny that those fetuses ever lived,
that are cut away and ejected limb by limb from the wombs of the pregnant,
lest the mothers perish too, if the fetuses be left there dead." 23:86

A man pleaded with GOD. "Dear GOD, why don't you give us
someone who can find a cure for cancer and heart disease?"
GOD replied, "I did, but you aborted them."

Pro-Choice, exactly just what does that mean?
The persons who chose that title did so because it sounds less repulsive
than what it really means, which is...
"I have a perfect right to terminate the life of another human being,
a creature of GOD's creation, if I choose to do so."
Terminating human life is usually called Murder...

For those of you who would say,
"It is only a lump of flesh",
I am compelled to ask,
"And what would that 'lump of flesh' become if it were
left alone in the womb?"

I am again compelled to ask,
"Does a 'lump of flesh' have a heartbeat?"

"And behold, Elizabeth thy kinswoman also has conceived a son
in her old age, and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month."
Luke 1:36

"And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary,
that the babe in her womb leapt."
Luke 1:41

"For behold, the moment that the sound of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leapt for joy."
Luke 1:44

Now please explain to me,
"How can a 'lump of flesh' leap in its mothers womb,
and how does it know joy?"

"Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have
pity on the son of her womb?"
Isaiah 49:15

May GOD have mercy on us for what we have done.

"Thou art my GOD: have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I cry to thee continually. Give joy to the soul of thy servant,
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, O Lord, art good and kind,
full of mercy for all who call upon thee.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer,
and attend to the voice of my supplication.
I call upon thee in the day of my trouble,
because thou wilt hear me."
Psalms 86:3-7

You may be Pro-Choice, but  GOD is Pro-Life.



Written by Bob Stanley, November 26, 1998

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