Rescinding Roe… Biblical Response! 0.2.
Hello guys! I pray all is well. Still, on “rescinding/overturning Roe” from a biblical perspective, let’s continue where we left off. It is imperative to reiterate that this article is addressing Roe v. Wade based off the tenets of Scripture, and not based upon feelings, emotions, society or whatnot. Let’s get right to it.
So we left off talking about what Roe v. Wade is, establishing what it is and how it came about. Our last words from the previous article were based off Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Continuance of Rescinding Roe
It is profound to know that rescinding or overturning Roe is a good thing, as well as the right decision. However, there are various human perspectives or categories of people I’d like for us to consider before bringing the Bible to bear on this. Most of us are quite elated as to the decision, particularly Christians. While that’s not wrong, it is essential that we know enough not to neglect to be empathic but to compassionately feel with others who are well aware of how right the decision is but are somewhat hard-pressed or pressured probably because of their current challenges/circumstances.
Also, it is critical to know that not all persons who have had or participated in an abortion had it by free choice, sometimes probably, it could be out of medical necessity or even by force. There are a whole lot of categories of people as to the abortion issue, which is why, as I stated early on in the previous article, I hope that everything I say here is fairly attired in tenderness, compassion, hope, and most of all, God’s love.
That said, we’ll go through this with a few asseverations into a few applications and see where it goes from there.
The Womb of a woman Contains a Person Known and Loved by God
It is quite unfortunate to hear people, particularly scientists, say babies unborn or fetuses still inside their mother’s uterus shouldn’t be considered a life-possessing being or entity, but in contrast, they consider funny objects, like cells etc, in space as life-possessing objects or entities in an attempt to explore the possibilities of living in other planets. Psalm 139:13-16 says
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
This is a beautiful passage of scripture that describes gestation and reinforces or explains the fact that all babies are formed, from start to finish, and valued by God…and as such, we should hold them in high regard. It is crucial to know that David, the author of the book of Psalm, didn’t possess as much biological knowledge as we currently do. How God takes the ova or egg cells and sperm and brings them together, how within 14 days, a human heart is beating, circulating its own blood… Within a few weeks, fingers are forming on hands and brain waves are detectable, after six and half weeks, these inward-formed parts starts getting a few motons.
Two weeks after that, there’s detectable sexuality, kidneys are forming, and functioning, then the gall bladder. By the 12th week, all the organs of a baby’s body are formed and functional, and a baby can cry. within the first trimester/three months, all of that, the heart, the kidney, fingers, sexuality, reaction, all of that are happening and the sovereign God is having all of it done. so then, to take or destroy the life God is designing at this period or after is despicable, barbaric, not to mention it is grossly ludicrous and schizophrenic. Most abortions occur between 10 to 14 weeks of gestation, what’s called the optimal time for dismemberment or removal by some. It is critical to know that this picture isn’t just here alone, it is everywhere in scripture. Let’s see a couple:
8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.
9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
10 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?
11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Furthermore, for clarity, the exact word used for a child in the womb in scripture, “Yele”, is the same used for a toddler or an infant or a child outside of the womb, in other words, God makes no distinction whatsoever between a child inside a mother’s womb and a child outside a mother’s womb. This is absolutely essential because virtually all of the arguments or discussions on abortion are based upon or come back to one major central question, it’s the crux of the entire argument or discussion… What is the unborn? what or who is in the womb? Once that is answered, then other questions come into perspective. Because if the unborn are not human, then justifications or advocacy for abortion are unnecessary.
If the unborn is not a living person, and just a part of a woman’s body, or a non-viable tissue mass, regardless of the label you give to it, long as it implies it not being human, the discussion is totally over or done with. But if the unborn is not just a life-possessing entity but a human, then the overwhelming majority of the justifications or advocacy for abortion is flawed, inadequate, and futile.
Also, considering circumstances where a woman’s life is at risk, or a woman probably already miscarried and the baby in the womb is no longer alive is totally different. The majority of abortion is done not because a mother’s life is physically in danger or because of miscarriage, but because a mother’s so-called right to choose is elevated above a child’s God-given right to live. That’s the issue!
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