God's view of Abortion Abortion is defined as the expulsion of a human fetus within the fi

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: ~~ God's view of Abortion ~~ : : Abortion is defined as the expulsion of a human : fetus within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, : before it is viable. : : As the sexual morals of todays society have : changed, more and more teens and unwed mothers : have seriously considered aborting thier babies. : : What is the bible's view on Abortion? : : To answer that question, we must first consider who : the creator of all life is. Let us look at the : following scriptures: : : (Acts 17:28 King James version]) : "For in him we live, and move, and : have our being: as certain also of your : own poets have said, For we are also his : offspring." : : (Psalms 36:9) : "For with thee is the fountain of life: : in thy light shall we see light." : : From reading these two scriptures, we see that the : giver of all life is God. Yes, it is obvious that if : God creates a living being he would be displeased at : its ungrateful destruction. But does God view an : unborn child as a living thing, or is it only after : it is born that it becomes life? Lets go back to the : bible: : : (Exodus 21:22,23) : (22)"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." : (23) "And if any mischief follow, then : thou shalt give life for life." : : There we read that if some men were fighting and they : caused injury to a pregnant woman, they were to be : punished. If they caused her to lose her child, they : were to be put to death. From this law that God gave : Israel, we see that God not only viewed an unborn : child as a living person, but that anybody responsible : for its death was accountable for murder. How does God : view the willful taking of a human life? Again, lets : turn to the Bible: : : (Exodus 20:13) : "Thou shalt not kill." : : (1 John 3:15) : "Whosoever hateth his brother is : a murderer: and ye know that no : murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." : : How straightfoward God's commandment to his people is. : He simply said not to kill. In 1 John, God let us know : that a murderer has no hope of a future. : : From reading the bible we can come to the conclusion that : God views the unborn human child as a living person and : the willful taking of that life as murder.

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