The students gave various individual opinions, and then the professor asked them to break into small groups for "consultation." All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion.
"Congratulations," the professor said, "You just took the life of Beethoven!"
What Does God Say about the Sanctity of Life?
1. The sanctity of life was instituted by God because only humans reflect the glory of God.
27 So God created mankind in His own image,
in the image of God He created them;
male and female He created them.
We are a living image of Him and we’re created in His likeness. We are made to reflect His majesty on the earth.
2. God starts at conception to develop a child.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 reads, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God loves people so much that what starts out as a cell He wants as a child. Today’s 3D/4D ultrasound pictures show with clarity wonderful details of the developing baby.
3. Even when people are not perfect God acknowledges the fact that the one in the womb belongs to Him.
Psalms 127:3, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him.”
But understand that even if people are not perfect, God acknowledges the fact that the one in the womb belonged to Him.
Exodus 4:11 "“The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?”
It is not His desire that someone be born mute, deaf, or impaired in any way. That's the result of being part of a fallen world. We’re born imperfect, not perfect. Not a single person is born without a physical flaw and that's why from the time we're born we're on the path to death.
4. What God decides to start; He doesn't give us the liberty to decide when to end.
Exodus 20:13 we're told, "You shall not murder."
God has placed a high value on a human life. God is against murder and suicide because He gave life.
Mother Theresa "America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience." (Mother Theresa -- "Notable and Quotable," Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94, p.A14)
If you’ve had an abortion please understand that with God there is forgiveness. We all have things in our lives that are dishonoring to God. But when God forgives you, He puts all things we’ve done wrong on a screen and then he presses the delete button.
5. He loves what He sees in the womb although the infant is sinful from the day it’s conceived.
Psalm 51:5 says, “5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”
6. God so loves life He wants everyone on earth to live with Him.
God not only loves us coming into the world but He wants us to be in His world forever. That is why one of the best known verses in the Bible, John 3:16 says, “16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
We’re sinners from the day we’re born, and yet God loves us.
Jesus Christ saved us by dying for us. He took the punishment for our sin, died in our place and rose again. All God now asks us to do is to receive His salvation as a free gift by trusting Christ to save us.
So Now What?
*Listen and love those who have a deep wound from abortion; those considering abortion. Be a voice of love and share options.
*Volunteer your time, talents, and services to your local pregnancy resource center.
*Pray regularly for mothers and babies, for those who are suicidal, and for the elderly.
4. Grab hold of God’s forgiveness if you have had an abortion or have pressured someone to have an abortion.