Abortion Is a Sin
Our Heavenly Father loves all people with a love beyond human comprehension. Our God in return wants us to love Him above all things, and our neighbors as ourselves. Our God loves all babies from the time they are conceived. Would have us love the babies He created, gave life to in the womb, as we love ourselves. To give them life, treat them lovingly, with dignity, as we would want to have been treated, if we were in their place, in a motherís womb.†
*For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn 3:16 NKJV+
*And he said to him, ďYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-39 ESV+
No child of God can support abortion, the murder of an unborn child in the motherís womb (except in very limited, very specific cases of another life being endangered). We should protect those who are the most helpless, the most vulnerable in our society. And keep innocent unborn children from being aborted, as though they never existed, as though they were never created by our God in His own image. We must stand up for our God, acknowledge the truth of His Word, never letting political correctness, the sinful will of this world control us. As we do everything which is pleasing to our Lord, and lawfully possible, to keep our future brothers and sisters alive.
*For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever. Jer 20:17 NIV+
*For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." Mk 8:38 NKJV+
*ĒWhoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. Matt 10:32-33 NIV+
We were made in the image of God, when we were created, first given life, as we were given a holy, eternal spiritual being in the womb. And any who are created in the image of God must not be murdered, except under certain circumstances made by our Creator. And unlimited abortion is not one of them.† ††
*And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Gen 1:27 ASV
*ĒWhoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. Gen 9:6 ESV+
Our Father allows a man and woman to physically conceive through sexual relations. He uses our parentsí genes to physically design us as a new and different mortal physical being. No two even have the same fingerprints. When the physical being first attaches to the uterus in the womb, our Father sends the Spirit to create our holy, mature, and eternal spiritual being. The Spirit creates our soul and spirit, our inmost being, and knits it within our physical being, which has been conceived by our parents, and has attached to our motherís womb. And as the Spirit spirit gives life to our eternal spiritual being, our spiritual being brings life to our physical being, and we are born as tiny baby in our motherís womb.†
*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. 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. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Ps 139:13-16 NIV+† Inmost being soul + spirit Ps 103:1
*The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, Zec 12:1 NASB+
*When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. Ps 104:30 NIV
Our physical being which is born of the flesh, is procreated, needs to grow to get understanding, and will die. Our spiritual being which is born of the Spirit is created mature and will never die.†
*"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:6 NASB+
*I will not accuse forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit of man would grow faint before me-- the breath of man that I have created. Isa 57:16 NIV+
*For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. Ja 2:26 ASV+
From first being created, when we first attach to our motherís uterus in the womb, we are a child, a baby in the womb of our mother. We are a living individual person, a baby with a mortal physical being and an eternal spiritual being. Our physical being is sinful from the time we are conceived; from the original sin we have inherited from Adam which is carried in the seed of all men.
*This is what the Lord says-- he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Isa 44:2 NIV+
*For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Lk 1:44 ESV+
*Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Ps 51:5 NIV+
Note: An embryo is the tiny human physical being which attaches to their motherís womb after growing for 6-12 days from the time they were conceived from a womanís ovum and a manís sperm. The Spirit then creates an eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) within this one week old baby who has many hundred cells; giving them life. Our God would not have us murder the physical being in which the Spirit has created an eternal spiritual being in the image of our God; nor the potential life which began at conception.
And when a physical being dies, even a baby in the womb, their eternal, spiritual being goes to either Heaven or Hell.† †
*and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Eccl 12:7 NIV+
*And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, Heb 9:27 NASB+
Godís Word tells us that when a miscarriage happens, and a baby dies in the womb, if one of their parents is a child of God, the baby in the womb likewise is a holy child of God, and inherits Heaven.
*For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 1Co 7:14 NIV+
Note: The husband or wife sanctifies their unbelieving spouse only as it concerns their children, their children alone are made holy. A believing husband or wife cannot make their unbelieving spouse holy. For as we continue in context through the following verses, a believing husband or wife does not know if they will save an unbelieving spouse by having them exposed to their Christian beliefs. And if the unbelieving spouse wants to leave, a believing spouse should let them, so they are not pulled away from their Christian beliefs.
*But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? 1Co 7:15-16 ESV+
We know that all who are truly repentant of any sin, including abortion, will have their sins forgiven by the grace of Jesus Christ. And all who will repent after committing an abortion, will be forgiven by Christís grace, will become children of God. And they have hope in the mercy of our Father, that they will be reunited in Heaven with the children they aborted.
*And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Ex 33:19 NIV+
*who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: 1Pe 1:2 NIV+
We must also realize that Godís Word tells us parentsí attitudes, their sins, can carry over to their children; even children who are still in the womb. Parentsí sins can make their children go astray, away from the love of our God; and when children physically die, even in the womb, their eternal spirit being can go to Hell. Abortion does not only take the physical life of an unborn baby here on earth. Abortion can also take eternal life away from an aborted child who has unbelieving parents, or parents who do not seek forgiveness after having any part in an abortion.
*You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, Ex 20:5 NIV+ Part of 1st commandment††
*You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty, Jer 32:18 NIV+
*Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. Ps 58:3 NIV+
Men and women should not sacrifice their unborn children because of their sexual lusts and desires, their sexual mistakes, and sexual curiosities. They should not turn to abortion because of convenience, their economic situation, because another child does not fit into their lifestyle at this time. It is God who gives life to all, beginning at conception, and no one should try and play god, murder any child which He has created.
*For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. Matt 15:19 ESV+
*God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. Ac 17:24-25 NKJV+
Womenís bodies are not their own, her life is a gift from our Heavenly Father. The life our God has created within her womb is His creation, not the motherís to do with as she pleases; she does not have the right to kill a child in her womb.
Christian womenís bodies are bought by the blood of Jesus on the cross, and belong to our God. Christian women love our God, love all people, especially the child in their womb. They are one with Jesus, one with all believers.
Women must not fall prey to the deceitful lies of satan, which are told by pro-abortion groups, especially the feminist movements. Those who claim a womanís body is her own, that she has full power over it, which help make a mother kill her own unborn baby.†
*Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God , and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1Co 6:1-20 NASB+
*For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Ro 12:4-5 ESV+
Women become one flesh with their husbands, one flesh with any man she has sexual relations with. A child in a womanís womb is not her own, they have been created by God, with the help of a man, who is now also a parent of the child (excluding rape and incest). If either parent does not want the child to be aborted, they should never be aborted. But a plan should mutually be worked out allowing the child to have a good home.†††
*'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." Mk 10:7-9 NKJV+
*Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, ďThe two will become one flesh.Ē †1Co 6:16 ESV+
Our God gave children into the care of their parents, because He knew they would need guidance and nurturing. He would have no one lead an underage girl astray, sneak them away from the council of their parents, to have an abortion. Not allowing a parent to keep their daughter from making a terrible mistake, killing the baby which is within her womb.†
We as parents need to have, and be able to keep our God given right to parent our children. Any young boy or young man, any young girl or young woman, can make a mistake, no matter what their family background. But no underage girl, should ever be allowed to have an abortion, which involves the taking of a life, without the guidance of a parent. We cannot have laws which allow any who believe in abortion, including well organized abortion groups, teachers and nurses at our public schools, peer groups and acquaintances, to convince an underage girl that it is alright to have an abortion. Then assist her in getting an abortion without parental/guardian knowledge and consent.†
*Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Eph 6:4 NASB+
*Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. Pro 22:6 ASV
Some would even allow pro-abortion groups, those who believe in abortion, to transport underage girls without parental consent, to a state where abortion is legal, where underage girls are given an abortion. Young girls are given abortions, are killing babies without being granted the love, the council of their parents, without even realizing what they are doing. Jesus told us it would be better if those promoting abortion were cast into the sea than to cause a little one, an underage girl, to sin by aborting her baby, taking her babyís life.
*And he said to his disciples, ďTemptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Lk 17:1-2 ESV+
*Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Eph 6:1 ASV
Our Father will hold the abomination of abortion, the killing of 1.2 million baby children each year; against our country, against each and every individual who will not stand up against abortion. Until they come to our Savior, receive His forgiveness, and no longer support abortion. Do not let any change the conversation from abortion, for it is the large plank in our nationís eyes, compared to other topics which are but a splinter in comparison.
*Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye. Lk 6:42 NKJV+
*Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? Pro 24:11 NIV+
We will always have to live with, deal with unbelievers here on earth. This includes those who would suck an unborn child out of their motherís womb, have the unborn poisoned by a saline solution as the baby tries to swim away from it, or have a needle stuck in the babyís head to kill them in the birth canal. Those who believe they are doing a good deed by helping a under aged girl, or a woman get rid of her problem, by killing her unborn baby.
And we are to love all people, pray for all people, do good unto all people, even our enemies, even those who are pro-abortion. We should pray for all people and leaders in other congregations, for all of our government leaders, and all others who have committed abortion, have promoted abortion, who will not condemn abortion, who will vote for abortion. That they may come to Jesus, have all their sins forgiven, and once again hold sacred the life our Father has given to each at conception.
*But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, Matt 5:44 NKJV+
Our God would not
have us be bound together with any unbelievers, those who support, allow
abortion. Any who would murder, promote murder of unborn children, are on the
outside looking in at the
*Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 2Co 6:14 NASB+
Our God would not have us be partners with anyone or any group which supports abortion. We should not support the election of any person or leader who promotes abortion, including giving our time, money or vote to them. We cannot be partners with the lawlessness, those who would kill what our God has created.
*Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. Rev 22:15 NASB+
We should continually pray for all the believers, for all the leaders, for all others who will protect the life our Father has given to an unborn child. We should also pray to our Heavenly Father to be given the wisdom and strength to stand up for our God, to be diligent in supporting those leaders who will protect the life our Father has created at conception.
*Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Matt 18:14 ASV
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