Listen to God\’s Voice

Words of wisdom for today

Why do I oppose abortion?

There is a broad amount of scripture that opposes abortion, most of these are by way of showing that a young human being in the womb is sanctified by God. This means that the baby in the womb is not a “fetus”, but a person from conception. The thing that strikes me the most as I get older has to do with the beauty in all new born human beings. This is an area that I am unable to back away from and would not if I could, there is no compromise in this. This is an on going list:

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
(Psalms 139:14-16)

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.”
(Luke 1:41-44)

Infants in the womb can be aware of events in the outside world and some times very early. Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist was visited by Mary and her baby recognized the presence of Jesus Christ. It is supposed that Jesus in the womb at this point is significantly younger then six months, because Elizabeth conceived first and then we are told about the conception of Christ. No length of times are given as to how long Mary had been pregnant. However, what months are given places Mary well into the second trimester.

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Written by tfheringer

May 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm

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