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The Air of Heaven
Biblical Evidence for a Pro-life Stance        

Some choose to believe that Scripture is silent regarding abortion, but that is not true. The Scripture is, in fact, quite clear. However, first let us look at the simple logic of the issue.

There would be no point to creating us if God did not intend for us to live. It rightly follows that He would also intend for our children to live. Given that He considers the children a blessing, it would also follow that killing them would be reprehensible to Him.

Now, let us look at whether God cares about, or even acknowledges, these little preborn children in Scripture.

Brephos is a Greek word associated both with preborns and newborns. Luke 1:41 speaks of John the Baptist leaping in the womb. Luke 2:19 refers to Jesus in the manger. Yet, brephos is used in both instances.

Ben is used in the Old Testament too many times to count. Translated "son", it is used from preborns all the way to adults. Genesis 25:22 describes the conflict between the twins in Rebecca’s womb. Exodus 2:25 refers to the entire nation of Israel.

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So the same words used for children that have been born are used for children in the womb. Logically that means that they have exactly the same value to God. Knowing our love of deception, He took it further and used the same word for adults.

Judges 13:3-5 The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, "You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son . . . because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines.   Samson

Psalms 139:13-16 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.  David

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.  Jeremiah

Luke 1:13-15 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord . . ."   John the Baptist

Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.  Jesus

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We are all His creation. Often He has plans for us before we are even conceived. By taking the children's lives, we affront God. We take authority that isn't ours, and we invite Him to come against us.

Because the womb is where He ordered the children to grow, they commit no crime by being there. Therefore, they are innocent -- undeserving of the death penatly.

Gen 4:10 The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to mefrom the ground."

Exo 23:7 "Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty."

Deu 19:10 "Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land . . . so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed."

Psa 106:37-38 "They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their son and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood."

Pro 6:16-19 "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood. . ."

Jer 7:6-7 "If you do not oppressthe alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood . . ."

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Abel's innocent blood cried out unto the LORD. The children's blood cries out to Him today. Perhaps we'd better consider the consequences for shedding it.

Gen 4:11 Now you are under a curseand driven from the ground . . .

Gen 9:5 I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellowman.

Deu 27:25 "Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocentperson."

Amos 1:13 "This is what the Lord says: For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead . . ."

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When Cain killed Abel, He was sent away from everything and everyone he knew, including the Lord. By his own confession his punishment was more than he could bear. Today the current state of our nation reveals that being cursed by God remains a very big deal.

Proverbs 21:12 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard.

Ezekiel 35:6 . . . Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you"

Eph 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins"

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death. . .

In Matthew 18:1-14 there is a whole discourse on how the Lord feels about those who harm little children. (Remember, the same word is used for preborns.) The final verse sums it up quite clearly.

"In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost."

Notice how this points out that not one of the little ones is expendable to Him. Again He is saying that the children are NOT ours to trifle with. To take their lives lightly is to invite the judgment of verse 6:

" . . . it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."

Please note that the Lord is not saying they would suffer this punishment. No, He is saying they will suffer much worse!

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So, let's review.

1. Babes in the womb and older children have the same value to Him.
2. He has a plan and purpose for them.
3. He hears when their blood cries out.
4. Killing them brings His inescapable judgment both on those that kill and those that ignore it.

Lastly, we need to get a firm grip on the reality that just being Christian doesn't give us a "free pass".

“For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

If we believe in the God of the Bible and accept the Bible as His word to us, then we must recognize that we have not been being His light in this darkness. Abortion should have never been tolerated. We should have stood against it. That we did not is shameful and we are witnessing the effect of that disobedience in the destruction of our nation. It should not be insignificant to those who claim to believe that those coming against us are profoundly pro-death. What started with children who could not defend themselves has not ended there, but has already spread to all levels of society.


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