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Abortion: A Christian perspective

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Abortion: A Christian perspective A large number of people view abortion as a means of escaping from having to deal with a pregnancy and the birth of a child. Yet, although they do not condone murder, they do not consider abortion to be a form of murder. The bible, however, is quite clear on the fact that a foetus is a living being, with an eternal soul. It would therefore mean that abortion is equivalent to murdering a person. We know that God created man in His image. God also gave Adam and Eve the ability to reproduce and form new humans. So, their children would also be in their likeness, having a body, a soul and a spirit. At conception, the female egg (which has 23 chromosomes) fuses with the male gamete, which also has 23 chromosomes. It is only after this fusion process that the foetus contains 46 chromosomes. This indicates that the essential elements of a person are present at the moment of conception. ...read more.


If we explore the scriptures, we find quite a clear picture of how and when a child begins: In Psalm 139:13, we see David claiming that the Lord knitted him together in his mother's womb. He was made as a person in the womb. Jeremiah 1:5. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you. Isaiah 49:1,5. The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the body of my mother hath he made mention of my name. [He] formed me from the womb to be his servant. Luke 1:15. For he [John the Baptist] will be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. Galatians 1:15,16. But when he, who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his son to me...I did not confer with flesh and blood. ...read more.


1) There's a preacher and wife who are very, very, poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with 15th. They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion? 2) The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. They have 4 children. 1st is blind, 2nd is dead, 3rd is deaf, 4th has TB. She finds she's pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion? 3) A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she got pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion? 4) A teenage girl is pregnant. She's not married. Her fianc´┐Ż is not the father of the baby, and he's very upset. Would you consider recommending abortion? WELL... In the first case, you have just killed John Wesley. One of the great evangelists in the 19th century! In the second case, you have killed Beethoven. In the third case, you have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the fourth case, you have just declared the murder of Jesus Christ!!! ...read more.

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