National Sanctity of Life Week – Day 1

Jeremiah 1:4-8, 10 ESV

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,   “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  Then I said, “Ah, Lord God ! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.   Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord .”  See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Many people keep from discussing political issues when it comes to religion to keep from arguing. When it comes to Biblical Truth, there should be no arguement. Either an issue is declared right, wrong, or goes unmentioned. I have been told when it comes to following The Word, when it says to do something,  you do it. When it says not to do something,  you don’t. When it comes to an unmentioned topic, you discern God’s will through context and prayer.

Abortion is one of those unmentioned topics, but there are verses like the one above which declare that God knows us before conception, and that we are beings with value to him from the moment of creation.

We will see through the series this week that there were laws within the Hebrew people that dictated how to punish people who caused harm to pregnant mothers, and that God uses “unloved” and “unwanted” people for His glory.

Yes, I wholeheartedly believe abortion is wrong in any situation,  and that it is a sin to abort a child. It is no better or worse sin than any other sin against God, however, and forgiveness can be had if sought.

Jesus calls us all to love one another, and I would never want to shame anyone who has made this choice, but if you are considering abortion as a choice for your unborn child, I implore you to consider other options.

If you have made this choice, I am sorry you have and I mourn the emotions you have felt throughout the process, and those you will continue to feel. May God bless you with forgiveness and comfort you through your pain.

If you disagree with me, then I respect your right to do so. I ask that you please refrain from voicing your opinion more than once in the comments. I would rather counsel those in need and comfort those in pain than devolve this post into petty political arguments. I truly believe this is a life and death issue.

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