Proof from the Bible

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Bible, Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
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Even most of the abortionists agree that an unborn baby is still a living thing, but their problem is they do not believe that the unborn baby is a baby, just a thing that can be terminated at the whim of the doctors or parent(s). The problem that many Christians have is that they don’t, or rather, can’t defend the pro-life side of the argument mainly because they do not think the Bible has the answer to the question – Is an unborn child really a child with a soul from the time of conception? Or is it just a fetus/embryo that is given a soul when it is born?

The place everyone starts is usually in the book of Jeremiah where the prophet writes the following…

“Then the word of YHWH* came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly [womb] I knew thee;” (Jeremiah 1:5, KJV)

(*The name YHWH or Yahweh is the original Hebrew word for the Name of God. Whenever you see the word Lord or God in all caps in the Bible, YHWH is what should be used.)

Christians sometimes stop here and say “Look, God formed the baby and said He knew it, so therefore, it has a soul and killing it is murder.” They fail terribly because they missed the rest of the verse…

“…and before thou camest forth from the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

This is the real meat of the verse. The word “sanctified” means “set thee apart” in the literal, but in the original Hebrew it means “appoint, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, prepare, or purify/purified” and the word “ordained” in the Hebrew means “occupy, offer, or ordain.” Basically this means that God is telling the prophet Jeremiah that He, God, set Jeremiah apart by purifying (setting apart) Jeremiah by the means of occupying him. In other words God saved Jeremiah as one of His people before Jeremiah was even born from the womb i.e. Jeremiah had a soul while still in the womb!

 Another common verse used is by King David in the book of Psalms….

 “(For) thou hast possessed my inward reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; that my soul knoweth right [very] well.” (Psalm 139:13-14, KJV)

In the original Hebrew the phrase “possessed my reins,” means “create, to procure, especially by purchase, redeem, my (figuratively) mind (as the interior self).” In the Bible, when we are saved by Christ it says we are bought…

 “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1st Corinthians 6:20, KJV)

The word “covered,” means, “(figuratively) protect, cover, defense, defend.” “My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield (protector), and He in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.” (Psalm 144:2)

In summary, the psalmist is praising God for “buying”/saving him while he was still in the womb all the while protecting David from danger. Think about it… David was saved while he was still in the womb, only men and women with souls can be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, all humans have souls, while David was an unborn child in the womb he had a soul, therefore he was a human, and therefore if his mother, father, or doctor killed him while he was still in the womb (with a soul) that would be murder of a human life, murder of a soul. This is true for every unborn child in all of history. The laws of God are unchangeable because God Himself is “the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8, KJV)

 Abortion is simply premeditated murder, plain and simple. The Bible is the law book of life and states that abortion is a murderous sin clearly. I will go into where later on. For now the point is the Bible says that unborn children have souls, were designed by God, and God knows each and every unborn child by name, just like the sand by the sea or like the stars in the heaven are counted by our Father in Heaven.

 Praise be to the Great Physician for all Eternity!

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