: ~~ 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
: (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
: (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.