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Okay, so Wayne is asking, what does God say about abortion? Well, Wayne, that is a heavy question. And so we’re going to start our show tonight. I think maybe this might be the heaviest question we have, to be honest. And this is a tough one because the Bible never uses the word abortion. The concept actually isn’t even anywhere many mentioned in the Bible as far as having the life of a child in the womb taken, whether for whatever reason that may be. And so it’s kind of a tough one as far as what does the Bible say? Because it gets down to definitely a question of is this murder? Is this not murder? And because the Bible does say as part of the Ten Commandments in Exodus, chapter 20, verse 13, thou shalt not murder. And so when you’re ending the life of a child that’s in the womb, it’s difficult to say, is this murder? And is every situation the same? And that’s something that I think needs to be prayerfully considered by each individual who’s in every different situation. I know some people are like, well, what about the first trimester? What about incest or rape?
What about all these different circumstances that somebody could be in? And to each of those circumstances, I think you really have to prayerfully consider this. But as far as what does the Bible say about human life as far as in the womb, I do believe that the Bible says that life in the womb is still life. It’s still human life. And you see that pretty clearly. I’ll just show you a few verses as far as what the Bible does say about human life in the womb. If you look at the Book of Jeremiah, chapter one, verse five, he’s talking about the prophet Jeremiah. And it basically says in Jeremiah one, verse five, it says, before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I ordained you a prophet to the nations. And so here we see. God is speaking to Jeremiah. He’s saying, even before you were born, even before you were in the womb, I knew you. You were important to me. You mattered. And so here we do see, you know, the Bible does definitely indicate that life in the womb is still human life.
And God knows each person before they’ve been born and had time to develop. God has already placed his value and knows each of us personally because he’s our Creator. And it’s kind of interesting how the Bible doesn’t just talk about when the child in the womb. God already knows, you know, a lot of things about their future. And like you see in Genesis, chapter 25, verse 23, god’s speaking to excuse me, basically, Rebecca, that, you know, she had two she had twin boys in her womb. And he says in verse 23, two nations are in your womb. Two peoples shall be separated. From your body. One people shall be stronger than the other and the older shall shall be younger. Basically he was giving a prophecy about these two sons that she would have and she calls them nations. And so, you know, because within every life is other life. You know, everybody has the generally has the ability to reproduce as well. So that’s I think why God holds life so sacred because when we cut off the life of somebody, it’s not just their life that we’re cutting off but also those that could have come after them.
And so we really have to place the value of human life very highly. And just again, where does human life exactly begin? And the only thing closest I could say from my story of the Bible would be what we see in Genesis chapter 30. Genesis chapter 30 and verse excuse me, five. And where basically it’s talking about one of the sons of Jacob and it says in verse five that it says in bilhaw conceived and bore Jacob a son. So we just see conception and a son, a child, a human, you know, a life. And so I I do see that, you know, the Bible definitely holds human life sacred even, you know, life in the womb, even at conception. Now, again, are there circumstances that some people are in that medical circumstances where a child might being born its own life and the life of the mother? There are circumstances and I think we have to be considerate of that. And there’s also circumstances where pregnancy occurred through rape and incest and I think I’ve never been in that situation so I can’t place any judgment on somebody who has. That’s a very difficult situation and I would say come to the Lord and pray about it because it is a very delicate situation and we have to treat that with respect.
But at the same time, do we just disregard the fact that there’s still human life? We have to just, again, prayerfully consider that as we make our decisions and just know that God loves you and God loves every person and God loves like he says in Jeremiah one, he knows the child before they were born and he already ordained them, he already loved them. Jesus was already planning to die for that soul. So I do believe human life is sacred. We have to respect that. I think that’s the principle of what is in the Bible. But again, understanding that there are situations and things that I think every person kind of has to make their own personal decision on those specific matters, especially when it comes to medically complicated ones. So anyways, I hope that answers your question and I just pray that as you make your own decision on the matter because honestly this is something that you need to come to terms with between you and the Lord. I just pray that you would pray for consider what he said in his word. And again, what God is leading you by his spirit.
Jared, Wendy, any other thoughts on that?
I just want to echo kind of what you said, and I find that if we take everything in the Bible, we can distill it down to two core principles that really help everything else. And you were touching on this, we talked about it a lot, that, number one, God is love. See everything through that lens. And secondly, God is life. Jesus says, I am the resurrection and the life. And so when we see that, if we see anything that seems contrary to life, promoting life and promoting love, promoting relationships, to have happy, healthy relationships, we have to then question, is that the right thing to do? And all the law is really promoting love, promoting relationships, promoting life. And so, yeah, how does abortion then stack up to that? And I think what Tina said shows it doesn’t necessarily fit well into that. Maybe there might be a time where it would, but I think in most cases it might not.
Yeah, definitely. And actually, I’m glad you brought up that point, because there was a verse I was thinking about too, because there are some circumstances where I can be a little bit more understanding of where somebody might consider this something this might be something they would consider. But in other circumstances where it’s just like, oh, this is inconvenient for me to have this pregnancy. And when it comes down to love, you’re saying love should be the core principle. In One Corinthians 13 five, it says love does not seek its own. It’s not selfish. And so when we consider the life of this child that will eventually grow, we have to think not just about ourselves and what’s convenient for us, but living sacrificially and living in love, like you’re saying. I’m just saying. And again, I’ve known people who’ve had abortions. I’ve known people who’ve been pregnant through terrible circumstances and didn’t have abortions. And so, again, I think it’s a very personal thing, but I think you’re spot on that everything we do, we need to center around love and around promoting life as well.
And if you’re struggling with this, the answer is just draw closer to God. That’s the God of life, the God of love. Draw closer to Him and he will give you the solution you need. If you’re doing something that’s opposite of love, opposite of life, you’re putting distance now between you and God. It’s not God is putting distance between you and Him. It’s you putting distance between you and Him. He doesn’t ever want to see that, because that ultimately is what leads to us not being happy, us putting us in a state of death and feeling alone, feeling despair, all these things. It’s when we separate from God that we experience that, and we don’t want to see any of you go through that.
Yeah, absolutely. Bye.
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