One of the most debated issues in the world is the issue pertaining to abortion.
There are questions such as: Does life begin at conception? Is abortion exclusively a woman’s choice? Is abortion right or wrong?
Abortion can be defined as the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. This termination clearly involves the destruction of a human life. Whilst this unborn life may be living temporarily inside the womb of a woman – this developing embryo or fetus is nevertheless a unique life and it is not simply a “part” or extension of a mother’s body.
Therefore, pro-choice slogans such as “My Body, My Choice” tend to deceive many people regarding both the value of an unborn life and the consequences of abortion.
Below Are 4 Reasons Why Abortion Is Wrong:
1. A Fetus Is A Unique Person
A fetus is a unique human individual who is temporarily residing in the womb of his/her mother.
A fetus is a developing unborn child who has:
• A different blood type from his/her mother
• A different genetic code than his/her mother
• An unborn child may also have a different gender than his mother
These arguments clearly point to the fact that abortion is the termination of an innocent and unique human life.
The Bible uses the terms “child”, “son”, “daughter”, “baby”, “with child” when referring to unborn children. These terms are therefore evidence that a fetus or unborn child is a unique person with a right to life.
2. An Unborn Child Has a Right to Purpose & a Future
It is wrong to kill human beings that would have a future like ours if they lived.
An unborn child should have a right to live. Therefore killing an unborn child is also killing the future of that child.
In Jeremiah 1:5, God says to Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…”
This points to the fact that God has a future and a plan for an unborn child.
3. Abortion Reduces People’s Respect For Life
Worldwide Abortion Statistics reflect that between 2010 and 2014 more than 56 million abortions occurred throughout the world.
This statistic alone exposes the fact that we live in a society and culture where innocent and defenseless lives are not respected.
People put a lot of value on animal rights and animal life? Yet fighting for the life and value of an unborn child can be frowned upon. The Bible says that human life is of more value than animals (Matthew 6:26). The reason is because unlike the animals, God made man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-28).
4. Abortion Is A Spiritual Problem
Abortion involves the shedding of innocent blood. The culture and promotion of abortion is deeply rooted in the fact that mankind has a spiritual problem. The shedding of innocent life in order to achieve personal comfort is a form of sacrifice. Also the shedding of innocent blood to avoid personal responsibility is wrong.
Ultimately abortion is an act and a plan that is straight from the devil because Satan seeks to kill, steal and destroy anything that is a creation of God (John 10:10).
GOD OFFERS FORGIVENESS IF YOU HAVE HAD AN ABORTION
It’s important to note that God can forgive any sin no matter how bad we think our sins are. God can forgive any person who has had an abortion.
1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
God is also able to help us deal with the guilt and pain of abortion. He is also able to help us to move forward. However, we must genuinely come to Him and confess and repent.
Jesus Christ paid for ALL our sins – past, present & future. To receive forgiveness and everlasting life we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord & Saviour.
Have You Accepted Jesus Christ? Are You Born Again Christian?
If you are reading this article and have never given your life to Jesus Christ, it’s important to know that Jesus died for your sins. He took your punishment on the cross so that whoever accepts Him in faith will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
As mentioned above, salvation is a free gift. This salvation is not received by works but it is received by FAITH in Jesus Christ. It is that simple. A person must repent & by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour because Jesus is the only way, the truth & the life and the only Mediator between God & man.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?
We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
Today I repent and have decided to follow you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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