by Nakia Trader
Abortion has been long supported by Evangelicals and most eager to have seen Roe v. Wade overturned. On Friday, June 24, 2022, Evangelicals received an answer to their prayers and tireless efforts on this subject. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade which was originally enacted 49 years ago in 1973. Since 1973, there have been more than 63 million abortions. That is 63 million lives that have been aborted. The overturning of Roe v. Wade means that there is no longer a federal right to have an abortion. Since the decision on June 24, 2022, there have been many protests regarding the decision. The Biblical view of abortion is not widely respected or acknowledge; however, God speaks plainly about the matter of abortion in the Bible. These are the following verses:
Exodus 20:13 - Thou shalt not kill.
God declares that abortion is murder – the killing of a human being and that is sin. Mankind has persistently made attempts to redefine or restructure terms like “human being” to justify aborting a human life. Even at conception, there is a living being growing inside of a woman’s womb. Aborting a life at any stage during this process (of 9 months) is considered murder in the sight of God.
“Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
The Lord has called Me from the womb.
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
The severity of murder is mentioned in Exodus, specifically around hurting a woman who is pregnant:
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life
These verses really depict of the severity of the punishment God demanded for those who would cause a woman to lose the child she was carrying (whether intentionally or unintentionally). As you can see, the harsher punished came to the one who would intentionally cause a woman to lose her child. God demanded “life for life. “It is abundantly clear that the child that is in the womb of woman is just as important and as much as a life of a full-grown human being.
The battle is far from over on this subject matter and while the overturn of Roe v. Wade is a good thing and has now deemed abortion to be illegal, we Christians still have the privilege and obligation to still show the love of Christ, compassion, concern, and care toward the mothers who may have had an abortion in the past or are thinking about having one in the present. We should not act in a manner of hostility or belittle those who are struggling through this time. Let us also share the Gospel with those struggling during this time and tell them that Jesus offers them forgiveness and new life.
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