The CHOICE to Kill the Pre-Born
RIGHT: Some startling "statistics". The red part of the graph shows the immensity of the killing of tiny pre-born human beings since the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States. The small sliver (mostly blue) part of the graph shows the comparative ratio/number of ALL of the deaths of ALL of the wars in which the United States has fought in since its founding in 1776.
The number of pre-born human beings purposefully killed in one year--2017 for example--was 879,000.
The above graph doesn't tell the whole story. But the picture on the right does. The statistics are not statistics--they are people-- little bitty ones.
The Bible leaves no doubt about that fact.
Below is the remarkable view from God's eyes.
We will look at the conception, growth, and development of a little-bitty person, shining the light of Scripture on an actual medical chart of a full-term pregnancy. The chart represents man's finite knowledge of conception-to-birth; the Bible passages come from the Infinite, All-Knowing Creator-God.
The medical chart (with explanatory graphics added) shows a timeline of 3-Trimesters moving left to right from Conception, to Zygote, Embryonic, and Fetal stages until Birth, a period of about 40 weeks or 9 months.
RIGHT, The THIRD TRIMESTER:
At the birth of the twins to the Patriarch Isaac and his wife Rebecca, we read,
But the children struggled together within her…
Now the first came forth…And afterward his brother came forth
with his hand holding on to Esau's heel… (Gen 25.22-26
God explained the struggle going on between the babies within the womb as two HUMAN FOREBEARS of 2 Peoples--Esau would come forth to be the father of the Edomites. Jacob would come forth to be the father of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
So, at the stage of #3 on the above chart, two babies are foreordained as HUMAN FOREBEARS of 2 Peoples. This fore-ordination occurred BEFORE birth. More below...
LEFT: Esau came out in the birth first, but not without his twin brother's hand clinging with a grip on his heel. Jacob's hand was gripping the heel of Esau's foot, as only the human hand of a living human being can do, and Jacob had not yet emerged from the birth canal.
All of this, of course, occurred in what medical science refers to as the 3rd Trimester. The Bible shows at this stage two fully human persons.
The SECOND TRIMESTER: The Bible sheds tremendous light on this stage because it actually describes the following event as having occurred in the 6-Month period of the pregnancy. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was pregnant with him when Mary, in her first month of pregnancy with Jesus, came to tell Elizabeth (her cousin) of her own pregnancy with our Lord Jesus Christ. We read,
And it came about that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
the baby leaped in her womb;
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41, 44
Here we see the Holy Spirit's confirmation to Elizabeth that the baby within her overflowed with the Human emotion of JOY.
CONCEPTION, the starting-point of The FIRST TRIMESTER: The Holy Spirit-inspired Psalm 51 declares that David was "conceived" with a sin-nature (as all humans are).
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me. ( Psalms 51:5
Since ONLY MEN AND ANGELS HAVE SIN, humanness is therefore established at conception.
THREE BIBLE PROOFS OF the 'PERSON-HOOD' of the PRE-BORN
1. Personal Pronouns
"...and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,
while yet in his mother's womb." (Luke 1.15
Even sinful man doesn't refer to a mass of flesh as "he" or "his". And God doesn't refer to "he" or "his" as a mass of flesh.
The two personal pronouns make it clear that, "while yet in his mother's womb", the pre-born baby was shown by God to be a living person.
2. The Holy Spirit
"...and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,
while yet in his mother's womb." (Luke 1.15
Since the Holy Spirit never indwells, or never fills a tree, a rock, or an animal, but only living human beings, then the baby in the womb is a living human being.
Praise God John the Baptist wasn't Aborted!
3. "Brephos" Babies
The same Greek word, "Brephos", translated "baby", is used for the child both BEFORE and AFTER birth. For example,
1. BEFORE BIRTH: "the baby leaped in her womb" ( Luke 1:41)
—is the same word as—
2. AFTER BIRTH: "bringing even their babies to Him so that He might touch them, …” ( Luke 18:15)
What does the Bible teach? All "brephos babies" (see above, right), are LIVING HUMAN BEINGS. They ALL, whether pre-born or born, move through a continuum of growth and development, completely dependent both in and out of the womb on the protection and nurturing of their mother. In the 3 graphics below, from left to right, parents are blessed with a LIVING HUMAN BEING.
1. The baby in God's Hands in the womb. 2. The baby at birth. 3. The Babies Jesus called unto Himself in Luke 18:15-16.
The title at the top of the page is "The CHOICE to Kill the Pre-Born". Does the Bible grant us "PRO-CHOICE" to Kill Pre-Born tiny humans?
The Bible says YES, we are free to choose (Jos 24:15), but then also affirms this,
1. "You shall not murder." (Exodus 20:13)
2. CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES--"LIFE and DEATH, the BLESSING and the CURSE" ( Deu 30:19). This applies to both individuals and to nations ( Jer 18.7-10
If a pre-born tiny human being has been aborted on our watch, we, both father and mother, are guilty. Our nation, America, is guilty.
Whether God forgives America in the future depends on America's response to God in light of Jeremiah 18:7-10.
But if any of us individually are guilty, we have confirmed our rightful place among "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". (Rom 3:23)
Yet ALL who have sinned may freely receive the "righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ" (Rom 3:22), and may yet give that little one an eternal hug in Heaven... and receive Eternal Forgiveness (1 John 1:9
NOTES & MORE
The Texas "Fetal Heartbeat Law"
vs End Time "Lawlessness" The Supreme Court took up the Texas "Fetal Heartbeat Law" in 2021. This law sought to preserve the life of unborn humans. That this law was even an issue is one of the great signs of the End Time.
Jesus said that those signs would include the overarching sign that "lawlessness will increase" (Mat 24:12).
Since the knowledge of God's Divine Nature is embedded in the Creation itself (Rom 1:19-20), then "lawlessness" begins at that level. And God's moral absolutes (the only true basis of righteous Law) flow from His Divine Nature. That Abortion is even an issue shows that "lawlessness" today is huge in America—& worldwide! For example,
1. Isaiah the prophet was set apart from the womb; Imagine, ABORTED ! Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things..." (Isaiah 44:24)
2. Jeremiah the prophet, set apart from the womb; Imagine, ABORTED !
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)
3. Paul the Apostle was set apart from the womb; Imagine, ABORTED !
But when He who had set me apart, even from my mother's womb, and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me..." (Galatians 1:15)
Below are typical sanitized-Godless-statements in support of Abortion,
Abortion opponents are wrong in complaining about...
"Banning a woman's right to choose"
"Opposing a woman's right to choose"
Why? Because those are incomplete sentences. Bad English! Here's the complete sentences,
"Banning a woman's right to choose to stop the heartbeat of a tiny person."
"Opposing a woman's right to choose to stop the heartbeat of a tiny person."
The Bible says "whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor 10:31). Shall we open an Abortion clinic "to the glory of God" ? The darkest of oxymorons!
The Bible says "whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Col 3:17). Shall we open an Abortion clinic "in the name of the Lord Jesus" ? Again, an oxymoron! Pure Biblical-Lawlessness...
An Abortion is not successful until this question gets a "YES" answer,
"Is it dead yet?"
Is this not true? The abortionist MUST answer that question with a FINAL "YES"... or the "procedure" is a FAILURE !
In an Abortion, some way, the heartbeat of a tiny person must be intentionally stopped—then, SUCCESS. Or, in an earlier stage, the connection of the tiny person to the mother's heartbeat must be intentionally broken—then, SUCCESS.
Prayer--"to the glory of God...in the Name of the Lord Jesus"--is needed.
Praise God...the Supreme Court declared "Roe vs Wade" unconstitutional on June 23, 2022!
(Abortion itself wasn't eliminated, but was sent back to each of the 50 states to decide the issue
within each individual state...a step in the right direction, but had it been decided on the basis
of God's Word, America would have found that the issue of the "sanctity of life"
was determined and settled by the CREATOR of LIFE from the outset of creation itself)
BELOW—PRAISE GOD in the NAME OF JESUS