You probably are expecting me to quote such commandments in Scripture like, “Thou shalt not murder.” I think 95% of the people on both sides of the abortion argument at least agree PUBLICLY (what some abortionists REALLY think might be another matter) that one should not murder, so I will not do that, because I think there is one Scripture in particular that specifically condemns the killing of the unborn in the womb, as murder, in the Bible, and demands life for a life. Despite what many say, there is a Scripture that addresses abortion more specifically than “thou shalt not murder”.
There is a commandment in the Old Testament that addresses killing a baby in the womb, and the consequences, in a more clear and defining way than just the broad and vague commandment to not murder, found in Exodus 21, about stealing, killing, and destruction of someone else’s property, such as a wife and her unborn child. John 10:10 says the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. This is referring to Satan who tries to steal souls, kill them, destroy them. John 10 goes on to say that Christ gives life, and life more abundantly. The Bible not only calls Satan a thief, but a murderer, a liar, and the father of lies, in John 8:44. Does abortion give life, or steal, kill and destroy life? It does not give life, it takes it. Who promotes life and life more abundantly? Abortionists, or those against abortion?
Abortion is satanic. It is based on lies and deception, crafted by the father of lies, a murderer, the devil. It is stealing, killing, and destroying life. Not just the life of the baby, but the life of the mother. Many women post abortion need counseling, become depressed, suicidal, hooked on drugs, alcohol, prescriptions, etc… The claim is that this is because of stigma attached to abortion, but it’s not the fault of society, it’s the guilt she feels because she knows what it really is, and that she’s become a murderer. There is hope for the repentant woman. Many Christian women have found forgiveness and discovered that children are a blessing to be cherished, not a cursed thing to be destroyed. While they may still grieve their loss, they have found healing. Sadly, many women never find that healing. I suggest that if a pregnant woman is suicidal and “needs” an abortion, according to her and her doctor, she was suicidal to begin with, and not because she’s pregnant, but because she believes the father of lies, and the lie that abortion will make everything better, just like the woman believes drugs, alcohol, suicide, etc…, will make it all better.
Some people will argue that abortion is not murder or infanticide because they reason that it’s just tissue, and not a baby yet, that life doesn’t begin until birth, or when the heartbeat is heard at 6 or 8 weeks gestation. Many people have been deceived or are confused on the subject, while there are other people who won’t acknowledge that murder is wrong, who are just pure evil, and don’t care what the Bible has to say about it. I have known people, even had (notice the past tense) an “intelligent” friend who was an engineer in college, who suggested on a regular basis that the existence of humans was a sin against the Earth and that everyone should just go kill themselves because they are all miserable and make life miserable for everyone else. I felt sorry for the person at the time, and one of the reasons I befriended this person was to try to show him how people can be good, and a blessing, not a curse. After getting to know him better, I realized he was lying to himself and others, was not rational, and no matter how good I was to him, no matter how much I blessed him, he continued to curse and be a curse. I began to wonder, “If he really believes everyone should kill themselves, why hasn’t he ever attempted suicide?” Not that I wanted him to, or didn’t believe he could ever have an experience that might humble him and change his perspective. I do hope he lives to see a day of repentance. I later realized he didn’t really believe that the world would be a better place if everyone commited suicide, or else he would have. He was lying just as Satan lies. He enjoyed life. He had a good time. He was successful in just about everything he did. He exercised and took care of himself believing it would increase his length of life. He enjoyed his family, food, sunny days, his friends, music, dancing, the outdoors, the creation, his possessions, his dog, everything YHUH made for him and gives to him. He didn’t act or appear miserable at all, and he didn’t act like everyone made him feel miserable, he seemed to very much enjoy the company of other people. He was a social person. He was ungrateful for it all, though. On a daily basis he shook his fist at Yah and would intentionally try to defy Him and curse Him. His stance on abortion was just one of many ways he would do that. He was in rebellion. It was all a lie.
This article is not for people like him, but to those who need encouragement on what they know is right, and those who want to do the right thing, but are told conflicting things about what the Bible says about killing a baby in the womb, and when life begins. I am not going to give you just a bunch of scientific theories, facts, arguments, or my own understanding or other people’s opinions, but I will throw some of that stuff out there just to show how silly it is that we are even arguing when the Bible clears up the matter quite refreshingly. I have recently found a Scripture that I believe settles the abortion argument for those who are genuinely confused about what the Bible says about this issue.
Many of us struggle to understand those who are confused about whether it is immoral or considered murder to end a woman’s pregnancy and destroy the baby in her womb. They are confused about whether this is a sin, whether they could lose their salvation, whether they will face any punishment while living on this Earth or after death. Why are they so confused? Why was I so confused about this issue for so long in my youth? I was not confused on this matter until my late teens, basically, when sexual sin entered the picture. It was black and white to me in my pre-teens, until my sins started to make the matter less clear. All of a sudden, scales started growing on my eyes and I started to wonder if there weren’t some circumstances when abortion might be okay, and the lines got blurrier the more sins I accumulated. Then you add the liberal media, a lack of knowledge and boldness in the pulpit, and lack of righteous influence in a young and vulnerable girl’s life, and you can start to see why people who claim to believe in the Bible are confused about what it says about abortion.
I was recently listening to a couple of conservative talk show hosts complain about what Alyssa Milano recently said about her supposed beliefs, the Bible, and abortion. I say “supposed” beliefs, because I have not seen any works that are evidence of any belief in the Bible, and she even seemed to admit that her faith opposed her stance on abortion. She is a Hollywood actress who pushes for a woman’s “right” to have an abortion. Here is what she said recently that sparked the conversation on these two radio shows:
“I love God. I believe in God. But I don’t believe my personal beliefs of which we can’t confirm should override scientific facts and what we can confirm.”
She then quoted the Bible:
“If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” John 3:12
Personally, I believe that scientific facts that we can confirm, are consistent with the Bible and my personal beliefs. Why would Alyssa Milano hold belief in something that she believes science confirms to be wrong? Why would anyone? Science is really just the study of Yah’s creation. While SOME mens’ interpretations of science and Yah’s creation sometimes contradict what the Bible says, it’s man’s mistaken interpretations that are wrong about Yahuah’s creation. Science, when not misconstrued by man, confirms the Bible, and confirms that abortionists who claim to be enlightened, aren’t very knowledgeable about Science. Science, the faith they CLAIM they have, that they CLAIM trumps other religious beliefs one may hold, confirms that living things grow, and non-living things do not grow. Therefore, we do not need to hear a baby’s heartbeat in the womb to confirm that the baby is alive, we only need to know that the baby is growing in the womb to know the baby is a living being. When does the growing process begin? At conception! If there was no living being, there would be no need to kill in order to terminate the pregnancy, and as one bluntly and plainly true bumper sticker I once saw said, “If it ain’t a baby, you ain’t pregnant.” Women know there is a pregnancy at conception, that a baby is growing, or else they would not seek the morning after pill or abortion pills immediately after conception, and they would not use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. They don’t need to hear a heartbeat to know they are pregnant. It is their belief and intuition that a baby is growing inside them that propels them to go to the doctor to abort the pregnancy in the first place. No ultrasound or sonogram is needed to confirm this for them or the doctor.
The argument that a woman should have the right to abort her child is often based on their assertion that the baby is part of the woman’s body, and the woman should be able to do what she wants with her own body. This argument is illogical, as well. Science confirms that her unborn baby is a separate being and not part of the woman’s body. Her baby is not one of her body parts. Her baby has his or her own DNA, own genetic identity, own blood type, own gender, own set of two arms and two legs, own heart, own mind, etc… Women do not have two heads, two hearts, four legs, etc…
What frustrated me even more than what Alyssa Milano had to say about hers or someone else’s beliefs, and her misquoting of the Bible in an effort to support her apparent lack of belief in it, is that the two “CONSERVATIVE” talk show hosts both kept asserting that abortion is a social issue that is not explicitly addressed in the Bible, but that it is implied that it should be understood to be murder if you have any intelligence. This was extremely frustrating to me, because it’s not true, and these two talk show hosts are apparently just as confused as the others, because they can’t pinpoint a verse establishing that killing the unborn baby while in the mother’s womb is a murderous sin that calls for the death penalty.
Their lack of knowledge of such a verse reminds me of another one:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as My priests. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children. Hosea 4:6
Because people are unaware of what the Bible says, because they have rejected the Bible, the law, REAL KNOWLEDGE, our children are being killed, they are dying, they are destroyed.
What’s even more sad, is that Huffpost, a pro-abortion publication, published an article in 2012, that came closer than these two conservative talk show hosts to identifying the verse that establishes that killing the unborn baby is murder punishable by death, but the writer of the article either purposefully left out or accidentally missed and maligned the key portion of the passage that condemns abortion and those who support it, and establishes the death penalty which categorizes the sin as murder. Here’s what Huffpost said:
“Exodus 21:22-25 describes a case where a pregnant woman jumps into a fight between her husband and another man and suffers injuries that cause her to miscarry. Injuries to the woman prompt the normal penalties for harming another human being: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life. Killing the woman is murder, a capital crime.
The miscarriage is treated differently, however — as property loss, not murder. The assailant must pay a fine to the husband. The law of a life for a life does not apply. The fetus is important, but it’s not human life in the same way the pregnant woman is.”
Huffpost got it wrong. Exodus 21 states the opposite of what the author of the article claims. It DOES prompt the normal penalties for harming another human being: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life, in regards to the unborn baby. The confusion, I believe, for some people, may have to do with which version of the Bible one is reading. Not that there is anything wrong with using the King James Version, but let’s admit that people in our current times tend to misinterpret the Old English. Here is what Exodus 21:22-25 actually says according to the New King James Version (which doesn’t always get it right either), since the verse is in more plain modern English in the NKJV:
If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.“But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, “eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, “burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Exodus 21:22-25
It is saying that if the woman gives birth prematurely to a LIVE child (not miscarries and loses the child, as “no harm follows” in NKJV means neither she nor the child dies), and that the woman and baby recover and survive, her husband can demand damages for injuries if there are any (in our modern society, that may be to cover hospital expenses for a baby in the NICU, or any health issues that may have resulted from the early birth preventing the baby from earning a good living or caring for himself without assistance). It goes on to say that if the mom or baby wind up dying (“harm follows” refers to death of her or the baby) as a result of her injuries, then life is demanded for life. It’s murder which demands capital punishment.
The Huffpost article claims that the “unborn” baby is dealt with by the Bible like property because it isn’t “born” yet (Actually, an early birth, or premature birth, IS birth, so the baby IS born!), while the woman is not treated like property, because if she’s killed, it’s considered murder of a human life, and the consequence is death. I guess Huffpost figures if the baby is property, the offender just pays a few shekels and goes on with their life. So their whole argument that the baby is not a human and that abortion is not murder is their assumption that because the baby is viewed as property of the man, it’s not a valued life in Yah’s eyes and doesn’t call for the death penalty. I’m going to further crush that case with the Bible.
The truth is, the Bible treats BOTH the baby and the woman like property, and ALL humans like property – men and women, elderly and children, born and unborn, they all belong to Yah from the womb. (Genesis 47:23, Deuteronomy 32:6, Judges 13:5, Job 31:15, Psalms 22:10, Psalm 139:13, Ecclesiastes 11:5, Isaiah 44:2, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 49:5, Jeremiah 1:5, Luke 1:15, Luke 1:41, Luke 1:44, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 7:23, and 2 Peter 2:1)
It’s a common claim from feminists that hate the Bible that the Bible is sexist, that it treats women as mere objects and possessions of men instead of fellow humans that should be valued and protected by men and YHUH. Now liberals at Huffpost who support abortion are using the Bible to argue that the Bible DOES place value on women and establish that they are humans who should be protected. They want us to believe that the Bible puts more value on women than their unborn babies, so that we will choose to abort a baby when someone CLAIMS the woman’s life to be in danger because of the pregnancy.
Yes, there is a bride price mentioned for a virgin in the Bible. (Exodus 22:16-17) This suggests the woman belongs to her family, usually the father, and becomes the possession of the husband once the exchange is made. The groom actually buys her from her father or other male relative. Hosea actually bought Gomer back after she went off in adultery in Hosea 3:2. When a man pays the bride price, it shows he values his wife, has what it takes to care for her, and is willing to spend his money to do so. When men don’t value their wives, they mistreat them for years, don’t provide for them during or after their marriage, and discard them like cheap paper plates after use, and we see that in the divorce statistics today. You are more likely to throw away something that you got for free than something you paid for. Even Christ paid a price for us, to buy our souls back from the devil. We were servants of satan and sin, and Messiah bought us so that we could willing serve Him instead. He rewards us with eternal life if we choose to, or He hands us back over to the devil if we prefer to serve the devil and be punished with the punishment fit for Satan and his followers. (Matthew 25:41, 46 and Revelation 20:10)
Yah places different values on men, women, children, and elderly, with the shekel. (Leviticus 27:2-8) Yet, in the case of murder, life for life means a man must die if he kills a woman, a child, or the elderly. A life is a life to Yah, of equal value. He commands us to not murder ANYONE, not to shed blood of an innocent person who does not deserve to have their life taken from them. Life is in the blood, and babies in the womb shed blood when they are killed by abortionists. A mother who takes the life of her child now deserves to die for the sin of murder. Life for life. HalleluYah that Yahusha died for our sins. Women who have aborted their baby can put her faith in Yahusha and His sacrifice for her, confess her sin, ask for His forgiveness, repent, and begin a life of service to Him teaching others to not make her mistake, how to love their children well, and she can be saved!
The Bible calls for the death penalty for the person who strikes anyone who then dies from the injury. Whether that person is an unborn child, the pregnant mother, or even a slave.
“Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.” Exodus 21:12
The verse above is in a section of the Bible speaking of treatment of the treatment of servants, violence, and personal injury, and how to rectify such injustices. It specifically states in verse 20, further in the chapter, that if the master strikes a servant, and the servant recovers, they cannot be punished because the servant is the possession of the master (in other words the master harms himself for harming his own possession, his servant who helps him), but if the servant dies of the injuries, the master must be punished, and as verse 12 above says and other verses in the Bible say, they must be put to death, life for life. The Bible promotes the idea that we ALL are and can be property of someone else, and it’s not just the unborn the Bible considers to be property of men. (Genesis 17:12 and Exodus 12:44)
Proverbs 22:7 says that the borrower is slave to the lender (So according to this verse, if you owe Wells Fargo or CitiBank, you are a slave. You thought you lived in a free country that outlawed slavery.), and that SOME people (brothers or fellow Israelites can’t be made slaves to another Hebrew, but they can become servants treated like a brother) can be made slaves if they don’t pay their debts, or if they steal and don’t have the means to make good on what they’ve stolen. The Bible allows people to sell their children to pay debts. (Genesis 44:17, Exodus 21:7, Leviticus 25:39) Abraham owned slaves. Joseph was a slave while in Yah’s will, according to YHUH’s plan to take Joseph from a humbled slave to an exalted ruler. I am my husband’s and my husband is mine. My children are MY children. There is nothing wrong with with being a cherished possession, and it doesn’t make us less human or of less value, especially to YHUH. He DOES require life for life (death penalty) for the killing of the unborn, just like Exodus 21 says, when understood correctly. If the reader can’t understand the language in the KJV, then maybe they should try reading the NKJV, the NLT, or the NIV.
I’d like to point out that it’s what the husband demands, not the woman who has been harmed, that the Bible says matters. It’s not because the Bible treats women as property, it’s not because Yah doesn’t care about the woman or is insensitive. It’s because the husband is her protector, he is supposed to defend her and see to it that those who harm her don’t do it again, that they pay the consequences so that nobody else feels that it’s okay to harm her or their child. The husband is a picture of our Heavenly Husband and Father who protects us and sees to it that anyone who harms His Bride, Israel, believers, or their children, will pay, and if necessary, life for life. Remember how Pharaoh killed the Hebrew babies being born? Did YHUH let Pharaoh get away with that? No! Yah killed the firstborn of all of the Egyptians! Exodus 21 tells us He won’t let people get away with killing the UNborn, either.
The Bible is saying it is NOT a woman’s right to decide whether her baby lives or dies. Nor does the husband or the judges decide that. Only YHUH is supposed to make that decision. The husband and the judges can only decide what the compensation is based on the injury, based on what the Bible calls for (hand for hand, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, etc…), but in the case of death for the woman and/or her baby, it’s life for life.
A husband who would let his child be aborted is a murderer, as much as the doctors and nurses who assisted, as much as the mother who would order her baby’s killing. This nation needs to repent. All offenders, all abortionists, must confess their sin and repent. Roe vs. Wade must be overturned. Murder laws must be enforced. Death penalties for unrepentant murderers must be called for and carried out. Anyone involved in abortions NEEDS to REPENT! You must seek the Bible, put your faith in Yahusha Messiah, the Christ, and obey what the Bible says to be saved!
I am concerned that Christian conservatives have become lax on abortion laws because they feel maybe it’s not so bad if abortionists kill their own babies who would otherwise probably end up even more wicked than their parents. I can imagine religious conservatives reasoning that the world would be a better place if abortionists don’t reproduce. We all know many abortionists feel that way about conservatives who are pro-life. Look at Jim Carey and his painting, when he suggested that Alabama’s Republican Governor, Kay Ivey, should have been aborted because she chose life instead of infanticide for her state. Let us believers not be so hateful and hypocritical as Jim Carey has been here, and let us remember that children should not be punished for the sins of their parents, but the soul who sins is the one who should die. (Ezekiel 18:19-32) Let’s choose life. Don’t allow abortionists to kill the children that may repent of the sin of their parents, just as I have repented of the sin of my parents. Let’s not forget the fact that there are people like you and me who have become knowledgeable and chosen life because of the Bible, regardless of the fact that their parents could care less what the Bible has to say. Why should the children of abortionists not have the same chance to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and knowledge, that you have? What if those abortionists convince your wife or daughter or granddaughter to abort? Don’t think it couldn’t happen to you or yours. It’s amazing how abortionists who don’t really care about what the Bible says have resorted to using the Bible to try to deceive those who actually do care what the Bible says. Read your Bible, and read them in several different versions, for there is safety in a multitude of counselors.
Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy, while Messiah Yahusha comes to give life, and life more abundantly. (John 10:10) Who’s side are you on? Choose life, that you may live…
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
But the children of the murderers he did not execute, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, in which the LORD commanded, saying, “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; but a person shall be put to death for his own sin.” 1 Kings 14:6
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 21:8
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. Revelation 22:15