One of the most fiercely debated topics in our nation is the subject of abortion. The two sides of this debate are those who are Pro-Life and those who are Pro-Choice. The Pro-Life camp is against abortion, and the Pro-Choice camp is pro-abortion. As evangelical, Bible-believing Christians, the question that we must ask is, “What does The Almighty say in His Word about this issue of when life begins?” You see, the issue is not whose side God is on, but are we on God’s side of the issue? Today we will explore passages from Scripture that clearly reveal that life begins in the womb of a woman at the very moment of conception (Psalm 139:14-18).
The Old Testament book of Job records these words of Job: “Did not He who made me in the womb make him, and the same one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15) In one of the many Messianic Psalms, we read the incredible passages that speak of The Lord Jesus in the womb of His mother Mary. “But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.” (Psalm 22:9,10) I am so thankful that the godly Mary did not have an abortion because this unexpected pregnancy was an “interruption” to her life. Can we even conceive of a world without the influence and presence of Jesus Christ?
We read that Jacob and Esau were distinct individuals in the womb (Genesis 25:23; Romans 9:11-13). Samson’s mother was not to drink wine, because her son was to be a Nazirite, who would abstain from alcohol (Judges 13:3-5). A very interesting passage clearly reveals that a pregnant woman is not carrying a mass of fetal tissue, but a real baby. “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine.” (Exodus 21:22 ESV)
Yet, at the end of the day, God is also “pro-choice”. “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15) Whenever a person chooses Christ, he or she is choosing life. Choose to follow Christ today, my friend.