In the Womb
Standing in the Gap
Benefits of Witnessing
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.
Brephos is a Greek word associated both with preborns and newborns.
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.
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.
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.
Gen 4:10 The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen!
Your brother's blood cries out to mefrom the ground."
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. . ."
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 . . .
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.
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!
So, let's review.
1. Babes in the womb and older children have the same value to Him.
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.