Through the years, all the arguments I have heard to justify abortion seem to have one deceptive component in common. These arguments completely remove God from the equation. As if His hands are tied, His eyes and ears are closed, and His heart is irrelevant. Is it possible that the simple truths found here in Psalm 139 could debunk these horrible lies fed to many young women who find themselves carrying a child? God has a plan, and can make a way for your child to not only live, but to thrive.
Psalm 139:13-17 NLT
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
I also believe the root of all kinds of evil, which is the “love of money” is often at the bottom of many of the arguments I have heard. “I can’t afford to raise a child.” “I need to finish my education.” “I need a husband who is ready to help provide for this baby.” As if God can not make a way for this precious life to be provided for regardless of the difficult and opposing circumstances. So what is being said is that the governing force behind these particular arguments in this precious life created by God is not God their Creator, but money?
1 Timothy 6:6-11 NIV
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
But what about the spiritual issue of the blood of that life that cries out and enters into the heavens as a testament of murder to God?
Genesis 4:8-11 AMPC
8 And Cain said to his brother, [a]Let us go out to the field. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.9 And the Lord said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper? 10 And [the Lord] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed by reason of the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s [shed] blood from your hand.
You see this is the horrible truth that hits the consciousness of every woman who chooses to have an abortion. Her hands are now guilty of murder before God. God see’s the whole act, and the baby’s blood cries out into His ears. The guilty weight of murder is real and awfully heavy, and lands on everyone’s conscious involved the minute this decision is made and this brutal act follows. Fathers, doctors, counselors, parents and family are all held accountable before God for advising and performing abortions. Repentance is the only cure for this wound. Only God can lift that burden and cleanse the guilty conscious of every mother and all involved who promote and kill babies. I have had countless women come to me over the years, sharing their pain with me of this awful choice many made under such deceptive influences. When a mother, or anyone else involved, repents and allows God to wash them clean with the blood of Jesus, her heart is restored and her life can be free from the unbearable guilt that haunts her day and night. She can look forward to meeting that life in heaven. God alone can wipe away our tears and restore us to newness of life.
1 John 1:5-10 NIV
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.