BibleAsk Team

Did Jesus ever say abortion was wrong?

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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