SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: Is Abortion Murder?

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed…do not defile yourself in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled; so I punished them for their sins, and vomited out their inhabitants.” (Leviticus 18:21, 24-25)

While the word abortion is not explicitly used in any text, the concept of killing an unborn child and its consequences could not be clearer!

Scripture even goes so far as to mandate punishment to those that bring harm to an unborn child.

“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…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 (Ex 21:22-25).”

The debate over physician assisted suicides, passive and active euthanasia, and abortion begs the question of the sanctity of life and elevates human desire over subjection to divine will. It places function ahead of human uniqueness. However, know this. No matter how many there might be who align themselves against God and the sanctity of human life; dismembering an embryo, killing a fetus, and heart stopping injections to the elderly are all indisputable murder. It has always been and it always will be. Regardless of what our earthly judges hold, our heavenly Judge will soon have His day in court and everyone will be held accountable for their actions.

Devotion taken from Pastor John Hagee’s book Bible Positions on Political Issues

Author: Pastor Don

Don Walton is our Senior Pastor. He leads our congregation through biblical and relevant messages every week. Each week you can hear his Sunday sermon on our website or listen to past sermons on our website’s “Weekly Sermons” page. Don also writes many of our Daily Devotions and has written a number of books and booklets to help you grow in your Christian faith.

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