Those That Don’t Get To Be Loved.
Today is the day after the day of “Love.” The official made-up holiday of “romance.” The day that people in relationships, whether married or dating, usually spends the day showing their “person” how much they love them or care about them by buying chocolate or flowers. Which in reality, if this person only shows that they love you one day out of the year, then they don’t really love you. Just saying. But today, I want us to think about those that don’t get to be loved.
“Those that don’t get to be loved,” what do I mean with that statement? Am I talking about the orphans who have been forgotten and abandoned in the system? Am I talking about the women and children who are sold into human trafficking like they are some item instead of a human being? While those are worthy things to put under this label of “those who don’t get to be loved,” I’m not talking about those today. Today, when I say “those that don’t get to be loved,” I’m talking about the babies whose lives are taken in the womb before they ever feel the love of another person. I’m talking about the babies who have been attacked in the comfort of their homes. Babies in America are aborted at a rate of around 2,000 per day, and something that, while most Christians will say is terrible, in the end, they don’t know what the Bible says about abortion. Or even worse, you have some Christians that see no problem with abortion showing that they don’t know what God’s Word says about what is in the womb. Today we will look at why abortion is wrong from a biblical standpoint, so let’s look at what God’s Word says, the only truth that matters.
“You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image” Genesis 9:6
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: …17 hands that shed innocent blood.” Proverbs 6:16-17
Just in these three verses, we see that God hates murder. He is against the shedding of innocent blood. If God hates the shedding of innocent blood, then so should we as His children. And if there is an entirely innocent life, it is the life that is in the womb. But that is where some Christians get wishy-washy on the topic. “Is it life in the womb?” “When is it considered a human life?” “Is it at conception?” “Is it when there is a heartbeat?” “When the baby can survive outside the womb?” This is what needs to be defined for Christians biblically. What does God say is in the womb? Is it human life at conception or a clump of cells?
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14
“Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.” Psalm 119:73
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5
In these verses, we see what God says is in the womb. It says, “You formed my inward parts,” “Your hands have made and fashioned me,” “Before I formed you.” God is the one who gives life to the baby in the womb. God’s Word shows that He forms life at conception. That God knows the baby before He even creates it. This shows us that life starts at conception, not when there’s a heartbeat, not when the baby can survive outside the womb but at conception. God didn’t give the baby life after it was formed; He’s the one who did the forming. He’s the one that gives life. Without Him, there is no life. Without Him, there is no baby. Every baby formed in the womb comes from Him and has value because He’s the one that formed the precious life in the womb. It’s an image-bearer of God and should be treated as such. These verses give immense value to the life that is in the womb because that life comes from God. But how does God feel about harming this innocent life that is the womb? Exodus 21:22-24 gives us an idea.
“22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
Specifically looking at verse 23, God commands “life for a life” in the Old Testament Law for the harm of a baby that has been forced to come out of its mother’s womb. That is how serious God takes the life inside the womb! That if the baby is harmed, the person who caused the harm is to die. If God takes this so seriously, then shouldn’t we as Christians take it seriously as well? Something that I’ve seen in today’s culture, in today’s world, is some Christians are indifferent about abortion. It shows in how they see abortion, it shows in how they see it in the realm of who they vote for, and I think the thing that bothers me most is I can’t tell if its ignorance about what Gods words says about life in the womb or worse, they don’t care. In either case, it is unacceptable as children of God. What we have is the normalization of murdering innocent children who can’t defend themselves. In a place where they are supposed to be safe inside the womb of their mother, it turns out to be a place where their life is taken away from them. We have normalized something that God hates, which seems to be the running theme in this country. And the saddest part is some bible believing Christians are indifferent when it comes to this atrocity. God hates the shedding of innocent blood, and it’s something that happens daily by the thousands. No Christian should ever be ok or indifferent about abortion. And to be unconcerned about it is to ignore what God’s Word says about the issue.
Now comes the ending. How do I end this? To be honest, I don’t really know. The post needs to be more extensive and more in-depth, and at the same time, I should be able to quote scripture, and that be the end of it. God’s Word is to be our guide for all things in life, whether in the personal or political sphere. As I’m writing this, I can’t help but think of all the lives lost, all the unborn babies in the womb who have never known the love of others that we get to enjoy. All they knew was the invasion of their home, and then they were disposed of as a mere object. In the end, I hope this gives someone a biblical view of what God’s Word says is in the womb, a human life that He made. I will leave you with this quote from John Calvin:
“The fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is almost a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.”
PS: I know I’m using more of a serious tone than in my previous blog post, but this is something that has become a growing passion of mine. If it sounds like I’m aggravated at Christians who take abortion lightly, it’s because I am. I know some people may not like that, and I understand, but in the end, God’s Word is the only truth that should matter to any Christian. Not what we want, not what we think, not what we feel, but what God says. That is always my driving goal with any of these blog posts, TO SPEAK GOD’S TRUTH.