“You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14
Friends, Christians and church leaders, I’ve got a special message for you today that you don’t want to miss. In fact, I’m not only asking you to WATCH this week’s video “Abortion: What the Bible and Church History Have to Say …” (linked below 👇) but also to SHARE it. In addition, VOTE ✅ for life in the ballot box this week. If you’re in Ohio, that means voting “NO” on Issue 1 which seeks to pave the way for unrestricted abortions and other anti-family values in our state.
Historically Christians have ALWAYS opposed abortion and valued life from conception. Did you know that? On this topic, Reformer John Calvin once remarked, “If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed mor atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb.”
In addition to a multitude of Scripture verses saying the same, similar quotes are also echoed unanimously throughout church history which stood in sharp contrast to the culture of DEATH ☠️ espoused by the pre-Christian pagan world. I don’t know if you realize it, but the reputation of Christians being pro-life goes all the way back to the Roman Empire when our spiritual ancestors would rescue unwanted babies left out to die from exposure.
Yes, we even started the first orphanages because of our convictions like this command from the Didache (and restated in the Epistle of Barnabas), one of the earliest Christian writings outside of the New Testament: “You shall love your neighbor more than your own life. You shall not abort a child nor again commit infanticide.”
Friend, being pro-life isn’t just in the Bible, it’s in our BLOOD, that is, if we’ve truly been redeemed by his. So make sure to take the Holy Spirit into your voting booth this week and to maintain a pro-life posture about yourself in your community every day! 🙏
Can you think of any Bible verses that are “pro-life?”
Do you need God’s forgiveness for bad decisions or attitudes in regard to abortion? Read 1 John 1:9 and feel God’s forgiveness today!
What can you do to support the Christian pro-life movement in your community?