What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?

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Rachel Merrfield 10A

A ii) What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?

There is nothing in the Bible that speaks directly about abortion. This is because during the time when the Bible was written, abortion wasn’t an issue. However, although the Bible does not address abortion directly, It does talk about how life is special and that murder is wrong. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about how life is special. For example in Jeremiah 1:5, the Bible says ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations’. This shows that God has plans for each person, and they are special, even before the moment of conception. Also, Christians might argue that killing a baby before it is born, is preventing it from fulfilling God’s plans. Another verse that talks about life been special is Psalm 139:13,15, this verse says ‘You created every part of me, you put me together in my mothers womb… when I was growing there in secret, you knew I was there, you saw me before I was born’. This verse also shows that God knew everyone before they were born and everyone is unique and individual, even mentally or physically disabled people.

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In Corinthians 3:16-17 the Bible talks about the body being a temple of God and that God will destroy anybody who should destroy the temple of God. This verse shows that God is against killing, and abortion is the killing of an unborn child. Also in Genesis 1:26-27 it says ‘God created man in his image’ this tells us that we are made in Gods image and to destroy another human being is a big act against God. Murder is clearly condemned in the ten commandments, ‘you shall not murder’ (Exodus 20:13).

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