Did Jesus ever say abortion was wrong?

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While Jesus didn’t speak specifically on abortion, He upheld God’s moral law and all the teachings of the prophets saying, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17,18).

Abortion by definition is the deliberate termination of a human life while it is still in the womb. God’s moral law specifically stated: “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). The Lord brought strong judgment upon nations who sacrificed their infants to false gods (2 Chronicles 28:3; Jeremiah 19:5; Ezekiel 20:31).

The Bible tells us that God knows us before He formed us in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). And in Psalm 139:13-16, David speaks of God’s role in our creation. In fact, the Lord, in Exodus 21:22-25, gives the same penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. So, God considers a baby in the womb to be as human as an adult.

Abortion to the Christian is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose but it is a matter of life or death of another human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6). But for those that have been involved in abortion (directly or indirectly) and are seeking repentantly a new start, the Lord offers total forgiveness (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Colossians 1:14).

The Lord promises, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). The Lord is sure to forgive if people will truly repent. For faithfulness is one of the Lord’s outstanding qualities (1 Cor. 1:9; 10:13; 1 Thess. 5:24; 2 Tim. 2:13; Heb. 10:23).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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