What does the Bible say about Abortion?

There is no question that the subject of abortion is a controversial topic. Nearly every day, news reports cover the fast-changing laws and the heated clashes between pro-life and pro-choice proponents. Both sides of the issue stand firm on their beliefs and rights.

Often if you are not on the side of the loudest advocates, you may feel as if you are under attack by both the world and the enemy. The world calls the choice of abortion a right, but what is the position of Christ-followers on the subject?

As followers of Jesus, our stance should align with God’s. Now, more than ever, our voice should speak truth against the enemy, and the best defense against the world and the enemy is knowing the truth found in the Word of God.

Although there are no explicit “anti-abortion” passages, the Bible is clear that God is the Creator of life and all life is precious, born and unborn. So, what does the Bible say about abortion?

God is the Giver of Life

God took the dark and formless nothingness and made all things, including man. From dust, God created the first man. “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7).  From nothing, He gave humanity life.

An object cannot move without applying power. Life cannot happen without the power of God, breathing it into existence. “This is what God the Lord says — the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it” (Isaiah 42:5).

Job lost everything precious in his life, yet he knew that all things, including his existence, came from God. “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4). Our life and the breath that sustains us is from God, our Creator, the giver of life, and He is the only one who can take it away. To end a life given by God is to presume the position of the Creator.
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