A Pagan Says Abortion is Not in the Bible

April 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM 2 comments

I was reading through some articles this morning and came across one called “A Pagan’s Blog.”  One of his articles is called “Abortion is NOT Condemned by the Bible.  Not even close.”  The title sounded interesting, so I stopped and read his short article.

In the article, Gus diZerega referenced a passage of Scripture that I’m sure most of us are familiar with and that is Exodus 21:22-25.  That portion of Scripture tells us the following:

If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

Gus tells us that this section of Scripture is not talking about abortion.  I agree with him.  It’s talking about something else and is pretty clear.  If there is some sort of physical assault of a women who is pregnant and the woman gives birth prematurely, depending upon whether or not the baby is born with injuries will determine what type of punishment (if any) is to be meted out on the individual who struck the woman, causing her to give birth.

Gus diZerega did well here, especially for someone who considers himself to be a pagan.  While I fully agree with him that the above text references an unintended miscarriage and not abortion, this does not mean that the Bible is silent on the issue of abortion as he claims.  Unfortunately, too many believe that since the word “abortion” is not used in Scripture, God is not against it.  But that’s like saying that since the words “rapture” or “trinity” are not specifically found in Scripture that these concepts are also untrue.

Of course, we also need to understand that many individuals do not see an unborn child as a viable human being.  They refuse to call it a human being, preferring instead the terms “zygote,” “fetal tissue,” “clump of cells,” or something else entirely; whatever they can call it that will remove any semblance of humanity from it, as if the fetus doesn’t become a true human being until it’s born and even then, only if it is actually wanted.

What is the principle that applies to this situation?  “Thou Shalt Not Kill” is the commandment that applies to the situation of abortion.  Why is that?  Because throughout Scripture, the unborn baby is treated as a creation of God, therefore, the unborn baby is created in God’s image (cf. Gen 9).

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.

The above text is a well-known passage from Psalm 139:13-16 and most Christians are aware of what David is saying.  The text refers to the sanctity of life.  David says that God formed him and literally put him together.  God even saw David when he was nothing but “unformed substance” to the human eye.

Before David was even created, he testified that each of his days as a living, human being outside the womb were numbered and ordained.  This was before he had lived even one of them.

Paul uses the same reasoning in his letter to the Ephesians, when he says, “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love,” (Ephesians 1:4).  In other words, because God indwells the eternal present (seeing all things in the past, the present, and the future at the same time), as far as God is concerned, when He creates life, He knows everything about that individual before they breathe their first breath of air after separation from the womb.  This does not mean that each person is in relationship with Him, but it means that God knows everything about each person while they are still being formed in the womb.

If this is the case, then it seems to me that killing that unborn child deliberately through the process we call abortion is wrong.  In God’s eyes, it appears to be no different from killing someone who has been born and is recognized as a human being by other human beings.

Thou Shalt Not Kill is a commandment that is supposed to keep us from killing others.  I also believe this extends to simply killing animals because we feel like it.  We’ve all heard of situations in which animals were tortured or brutally killed simply because the owner of said animals enjoyed it.  This is murder and is completely different from humanely slaughtering animals for food.

Killing for the thrill of it is against God’s law.  Whether it stems from a hatred for another person or jealousy or some other emotion, murder is wrong and it is against the law (not that the law actually has the ability to stop someone).

Women who go to an abortion clinic do so because they do not want the unborn child they are carrying.  In order to justify their decision, they have to believe that the child they carry is not really a child and it is valueless.  Hence, they refer to it as fetal tissue or something else that denies its complexity and the fact that it is a human being.  When they have their abortion, they do not believe they are authorizing the killing of an innocent life.

Proverbs 6:17 states, “Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood.”  Innocent blood.  An unborn child is certainly innocent and yet Planned Parenthood abortion clinics shed the innocent blood of nearly 4,000 unborn babies every day throughout the United States.  Planned Parenthood teaches women to lie about the human being they carry.

Isaiah 59:7 tells us, “Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.”  The whole of chapter 59 speaks of the many sins that keep Israel away from God.  Yet, the general principles here apply to all people.

Those who are quick to shed innocent blood – whether in abortion, killing of another person out of hatred or jealousy, or even atrocities of war outside the general fighting that occurs – are wrong and have separated themselves from God.

I’m amazed at how Planned Parenthood sees the unborn child.  In fact, as we learned in my last article, it is rather appalling how Planned Parenthood views the child that was not killed through the abortion process, but is born alive.  To them, it’s still not a human being unless it is wanted by the mother.  That’s not what God says.

Does the Bible speak to the issue of abortion?  Of course it does through the principles mentioned here.  David believed that life began in the womb.  If life begins in the womb, then obviously, causing that life to stop is murder.

The passage in Exodus 21 does not refer to abortion at all and our self-labeled pagan friend has it correct.  Unfortunately, our pagan friend does not take it far enough.  God gave the commandment that we should not kill (murder) because in essence, it is striking out at God Himself.  In Genesis 9, God explained this to Noah when He told Noah to institute capital punishment.  Genesis 9:6 tells us, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.”

I cannot fault our pagan friend for not knowing this.  After all, he is, by his own admission, a pagan.  However, I most certainly do blame those who refer to themselves as Christian and believe that abortion is not wrong.

In the meantime, for me, murder is murder and that applies to the unborn child as well as the full-grown adult.  I think most intelligent people recognize that murder is committed by someone against someone else who is considered to be an “innocent” individual.  Capital punishment kills someone who was found guilty of murdering someone else.  Manslaughter occurs when someone accidentally winds up killing someone (but not purposefully), but is generally considered to be less culpable than someone who deliberately chose to murder someone.

Abortion hinges on whether or not the unborn child is actually a human life.  If it is, then it seems to me that as far as the Bible is concerned, it teaches that murder is wrong.  This would then apply to abortion.

I’m opposed to abortion because I believe it is the murdering of the truest of innocents.  I believe life begins at conception and should be honored by all.  Yet, we have come to a point in society where we are now expected to believe that even a child that is full-term (or nearly full-term) and survives an abortion attempt is only a human being if the mother actually changes her mind and decides she wants to keep it.  Then and only then does that “clump of fetal tissue” magically turn into a human being.

You know, I have read of so many babies who survived abortions who were simply left to die.  In at least some of those cases, a nurse held that child until it actually took its last breath, which may have not occurred for a number of hours after the failed abortion procedure took place.

It is tragic that humanity has come to such a low point that an unborn child can be believed to be nothing more than unrecognizable fetal tissue.  David says that this is decidedly not how God sees that child.  We need to see things from God’s perspective, whether we like it or not.  After all, it is on His perspective that we will be judged.

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  • 1. Sherry  |  April 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I’ve always thought it interesting, using PP’s term for an unborn child being fetal “tissue”, that we don’t ever hear someone say that they are having a procedure to abort cancerous tissue…

    On a gruesome note: years ago I watched a documentary on pagan-satanic rituals and a young man that had come out of one of those cults, here in the USA, said that first born babies were being sacrificed on altars. The vast majority of babies aborted are those that are the “first born” if they were to be born and from the decisions of scared young ladies (virgins?). Seems to me Satan has found a way to get his sacrifices through legalized abortion.

    • 2. modres  |  April 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      You make some good points, Sherry.

      In my mind, today’s eugenics, through the abortion killing fields, are not that different from Old Testament times when parents deliberately sacrificed their children “through the fires of Molech” (cf. Leviticus 18:21). I believe that since Satan was a “murderer from the beginning,” (cf. John 8:44), it is something he continues to excel at and, as you say, if he gains worship from it, all the better for him.

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