This is another one of those hot button topics in society that has little or no middle ground with anyone. Any opinions expressed are mine and the most important part of these blogs are the scriptures because if you will listen God will interpret the scriptures for you.
The question that truly surrounds it is simply at what point does human life begin? Is a fetus alive or is it in some other state while in utero where it's heart beats and it's limbs and organs form but it is not yet a human life.
My response to the above statements are that human life begins at conception. When the sperm and unite, and if the embryo forms ok and is allowed to develop into maturity what will it become? Without a doubt everyone can agree it will become a little baby person. Not any kind of creature, animal, or plant. Which says to me that human life begins at conception. While it is forming it will grow a heart and that heart will beat just like mine and yours.
The question we should really focus on when looking to answer whether abortion is morally acceptable or not is, "At what point does God acknowledge the fetus?". The Bible tells us right and wrong in black and white, I have seen no grey in the Book.
The answer to this is God knows us from the moment we are formed. He not only knows us, but has formed us to become what He has planned for our lives. We have to accept that pregnancy is not the result of the father, the mother, or both; it is the result of God's will.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. (Jeremiah 1:5)
This is what the Lord says - he who made you, who formed you in the womb. (Isaiah 44:2)
- You can set there and say that, but you don't have to deal with what I do. You don't have a child that is disabled or born with a birth defect.
I am sure raising a child with physical or mental challenges can be very difficult, but there is a reason God permitted them to be born that way. We just have to trust God because there is a purpose for that child whether to lead others to Christ themselves or serve as a reminder that we should always honor and obey God's will.
- What if the mother is going to die if the child is carried to term and birth is attempted.
A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. (Ecclesiastes 3:2)
- Rape Pregnancy
God allowed the conception for some reason, and we should not take away the life and the opportunity for that child to grow and live because they are the product of a bad situation. Again God allowed that pregnancy to occur for some reason and we have to trust God in doing what is best.
I know there are lots of more topics within this and many more things could be said about each one of these, but I am not here to write a book; just a blog. Also I am sure this one will have lots of feedback and opinions, I look forward to the interaction and views just remember I did not write to make anyone angry and I request any feedback to be polite and courteous.