Here’s the logic of being prolife from The Holy Bible
I’ve often heard believers say that since the Bible is silent on the question of abortion, it is simply a matter of conscience. But that’s a logical mistake. In his excellent essay Does the Bible’s Silence Justify Abortion? Scott Klusendorf points out, silence does not equal assent. Consider all the other modern ills not mentioned—cyberbullying, drunk driving, internet porn, and so on. We can infer God’s instructions even when they are not explicit.
The main reason the Bible is silent on abortion is Hebrew culture. When the Bible was written the worst tragedy a woman could bear was to be childless. Stories of rejoicing women like Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth who were granted children after long periods of infertility bear this out. Jewish culture could not imagine child-killing as anything other than a seriously evil sin, as borne out in Psalm 106 where the Lord recounts his anger for child sacrifice the Jews adopted while living among pagan culture.
God’s Word says in Genesis 1:26-27 and James 3:9 that we bear the image of God from the very beginning. This is the basis for the doctrine of the sanctity of human life, following Exodus 20:13 which strictly prohibits shedding innocent blood.
On all these measures, the Bible tells me the unborn is a human being deserving of dignity and protection. Just knowing that makes me prolife.
If you have already had an abortion, please know that I wrote Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion just for you. Throughout its pages you will find affirmation and hope from the Scriptures. You may also browse a list of resources for help and healing. The Good News is that you are forgiven in Jesus’ Name and you will be welcomed into fellowship as you seek your restoration.
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