We Americans love our rights. After all, in The Bill of Rights, we are guaranteed the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to keep and bear arms and more. We think, how dare anyone attempt to infringe upon my rights?
Indeed, while we are provided rights by the United States Constitution, when it comes to our rights, the real question we should ask ourselves is, “Do I have the biblical right to do something?” In other Words, “Does God, in His Word, tell me I can do a certain thing?” The fact is, regardless of what a human government’s constitution says or what it’s laws are, what God’s Word says takes precedence.
Such a question should definitely be asked by a woman who is considering an abortion. Does the Bible give a woman the right to terminate the life of another human being growing inside her?
It is true that the word “abortion” is never used in the Bible. But, God’s Word has plenty to say about life and the fact that He is the Creator of it.
For example, Psalm 139:13-16 says, “For You [God] formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” NKJV
God also told the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” NKJV
If God is the Creator of life, and He is, who are we to take the life of another, even the life of the unborn God Himself has formed in the womb?
Abortion has been defined as “the deliberate termination of a human life while it is still in the womb.”
Political activists have always attempted to insist that at the very least there should be exceptions for abortion. However, according to scripture, there are none. When it comes down to it, a woman should not have an abortion because it is the murder of an innocent human being. And of course, we are commanded in Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” KJV
Those who willingly participate in an abortion will answer to the Creator of the life they abort.
The good news is that if you have had an abortion or participated in an abortion in any way, you can be forgiven. Abortion is not the unpardonable sin.
1 John 1:9 is clear, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Here’s the thing, everyone of us has sinned. Romans 3:23 says, “...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
No matter what you have done, you can come to Jesus today, confess you’re sin and receive forgiveness (John 3:16-18; Romans 6:23).
Read Isaiah 53:5-6; Acts 13:38-39; 1 John 1:22
Jerry Fulton's goal in life is to share the love of Jesus, so others might become followers of Christ.