Is it wrong to murder a baby by abortion?
First, to answer that question we must establish where human life comes from.
Do you know that the Bible teaches us that the Creator of the universe designed and created you, as well as your pre-born child?
In Jeremiah 1:5 God says: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” How could God possibly know you before you were conceived? How could He know you before your father’s sperm penetrated your mother’s egg? The Lord of heaven and earth knows you because He designed you even before He spoke you into existence.
No child is a mistake. No boy or girl is an accident. Every single baby is a gift from God Himself.
- Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, upholds the universe by the Word of His power.
- Psalm 139:13-14, 16 is a prayer which confesses to God: “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… Your eyes have seen my unformed substance…”
- Psalm 127:3 declares: “Children are a gift from the LORD.”
We, being created in God’s image and likeness, are moral beings.
We know right from wrong–not as taught by our culture, but by our Creator–for morality is a universal human characteristic. We know in our hearts and minds that it is wrong to lie, steal, and to be sexually immoral (have sex with someone we are not covenanted to in marriage). Every person also knows that it is wrong to murder. How do we know these things are wrong? God is good, and kind. He has given us His Law, the Ten Commandments, to show us His goodness, and to show us what is required of us. Because God is good, He has made it clear to us that He exists by giving us two things: the creation and our conscience.
We know there is a Creator by looking at creation--the sun, moon, plants, animals, humans, etc.
We also know there is a God because He has written His Law, the Ten Commandments, on our hearts. If we’re honest with ourselves we must admit and agree with the Creator that we’ve broken His Laws. And because God is good, He must punish Lawbreakers. For God, in His goodness, has promised to punish all sin (breaking His Commandments), and the punishment that He has determined for sin is eternity in Hell. He is just & has promised to let no sin go unpunished. God’s commandments include “You shall not murder.” There is a prophecy against all who murder the innocent. Do you know what it is? Revelation 21:8 says God’s just punishment for every murderer is: eternity in the lake of fire!
Jesus said: “No one is good.” Romans 3:23 says “all have sinned.”
More than that, the Bible reveals the reality that ever since the fall of Adam & Eve, that all people are sinners by Nature. God is just & has promised that He will not allow sin to go unpunished. Yes. Sin is that serious! In fact, did you know that the Word of God says that there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood?
But God is also merciful and loving. 2,000 years ago, God sent His one & only Son to earth to be born of a virgin and to live under the same Law that you & I live under. Jesus, the Son of God, was fully man, yet fully God. He was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet He never sinned. He was perfect in thought, word, and deed. Jesus was, in every respect, pleasing in the sight of God.
During His lifetime, Jesus claimed to be equal with God, saying, “I and My Father are One” (John 10:30). He claimed to be the exclusive way to God, saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). And He claimed that little children are precious to God, saying, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). Jesus also told us how to enter heaven.
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).
Despite Jesus’ goodness and perfection, He was taken by the hands of sinful men, to be executed.
He did this willingly, saying, “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. This command I have received from My Father” (John 10:17-18). He was crucified, and He died. On the Cross, Jesus cried these words: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus, being the Son of God, and in every respect equal with God, was forsaken by God. Why? Although He was, and is, the Son of God, He was also the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. At that moment on the Cross, the sins of the world were placed on Him, and the Father crushed Him under His just and holy wrath.
This is how God can forgive sin.
He caused His precious Son Jesus, who knew no sin, to become sin for all who repent and believe, that we could then become the righteousness that God requires, in Christ alone. Jesus, having endured the full wrath of God for His people, was buried and on the third day He arose from the grave, just as He said He would. Although this forgiveness is free, it is not automatic. Jesus Himself said that you must be converted. This is more than praying a prayer or going to church. Jesus said: “You must be born again!”
Scripture says, “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). God requires that you must repent (confess and forsake your sin) and that you must place your trust solely in Jesus Christ for your eternal salvation. God loves life. He created you in His image. And He created every child in every womb in His image. His desire for you is that you turn to Him & receive forgiveness so that you may live.
Precious little babies in the womb are created in the image of God, just as you are.
You know that abortion is wrong. You know that it is evil. You know that it is sin. So the answer to the big question…“Is it wrong to murder a baby by abortion?” is obvious. Yes! It is a soul-damning sin to murder a child in the womb. Please. Repent of your sexual immorality, turn to Christ today. Do not kill the precious infant inside you. The life God has created is the life God requires you to protect.
Do not be so ignorant as to presume that God will forgive your sins.
Going to church will not save you. Praying will not save you. Don’t be deceived–you cannot mock the justice of God. God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows, they will reap (Galations 6:7). If you sow the sin of murder, you will reap death, for the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). Fear God. Turn away from murdering today. Look to Jesus, the Savior. Only He has the power to forgive you of your sin, cleanse you by His blood, and give you a new heart. ‘Come now’, says the LORD: ‘though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’ (Isaiah 1:18)