Monday, February 08, 2010

NO Doubt About It

Part Two

Today we'll look at the New Testament for its clear and unmistakable instruction on when life begins. Again, our emphasis is not to condemn anyone for past mistakes regarding an abortion, but simply to reveal that there is only one "choice" that is biblical. Women are still told today that their babies are nothing more than a blob of tissue which they should not feel badly about aborting. If that is true, then we are all merely bigger blobs of tissue!

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air....Your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Ephesians 4:23-24
Be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and (to) put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Matthew 22:39
And a second commandment is like (the first): You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (If we should love our neighbor, who is not even a relative, should we not love what is of our own body? A child? Is it loving to ourselves to abort that which has been created within us by God? An abortion is a traumatic event, biologically and emotionally.)

Colossians 3:9-11
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator......Christ is all and in all.

Returning to the Old Testament, here is the punishment for an involuntary abortion, caused by another: (It isn't the woman who is punished, but the perpetrator.)

"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. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life" (Ex.21:22-23).

One website says: "God does not make exceptions that tolerate injury to any pregnant mother, or any child in the womb. (He provides them strong protection) In fact CURSES "come upon" and "overtake" nations that refuse to administer justice (Deut. 28:15)."

Links, information, a great many more Biblical references and more, can be found at Pro-Life America.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter.
Blessings, my friends.


Sarah Baughman said...

Thank you again; this is a great post and a great reminder of God's gracious presence in our lives and in the lives of all His creations.

I apologize if my comment on the previous post seemed to be overly-condemning. It wasn't meant to be. I think that sometimes I get caught up in thinking about the babies and I tend to forget that there is another human being within whom they found their beginning. That's as bad as disregarding the baby for the sake of the mother.

There is such a need for healing and renewal in regards to this issue. Many women who have had one, families affected, people who have suffered undesired pregnancy loss, and the list could go on.

May God's grace pour out on those people, covering them in His mercy and His love, so that they are able to heal and be made whole, even as we all need the same. also has some good info/resources. :)

Linore said...

Thanks for sharing that, Sarah.
And AMEN to your prayer!