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AO1 ii) What Biblical & church teachings might be used in a disussion on abortion?

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AO1 ii) What Biblical & church teachings might be used in a disussion on abortion? The Christian teachings that might be used in a discussion about abortion would be those with views on life, death and murder. Genesis 1:26-31 states that god wishes for us to have many children to rule over the animals. therefore it is implied here that he would fron upon abortion. in the ten commandments (found in Exodus 20:13) commandment number 6 states that 'thou shalt not murger' therefore once again abortion must be wrong because it involves the murder of a foetus. However the commandments were written at a time hen abortion was not an option, and it could be argued that when one is a foetus, one is not truly alive therefore cannot be murdered which implies that abortion is not an act of wrong doing. jeremiah 1:5 explains how God chose Jeremiah before he was born which means that he is aware of each of us when we are just a foetus. ...read more.


when Jeremiah is called by God to be a prophet he is told: Before i formed you in the womb i knew you, before you were born i st you apart; i appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5) This could be used to argue that the Bible teaches that God knows and plans every person even before they are born. Therefore some Christians say that it is wrong to spoil this plan by preventing the baby from being born, either through using contraception or through having an abortion. One passage in the Bible explains what should happen by law if someone causes a woman to miscarry: If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. (Exodus 21:22-25) ...read more.


the Untied reformed church recognises that there is a wide range of views among its members, but it suggests that there is a difference between a foetus that is almost ready to be born, and the early stages of pregnancy. they would not talk about a pregnancy of a few weeks as if this were already a child, and they believe that somtimes abortion is necessary, although it should be taken seriously. all of the different church denominations stress the need to provide the woman with plenty of counselling and support. Matthew 26:24 '. . .but woe unto that man by whom the son of man is betryed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.' this verse states that it would have been better for any person who betrayed jesus if he had never been born. The verse might be interpreted as meaning that a terminated pregnacy might be better than a completed pregnancy, if the child's life would be miserable. ...read more.

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