Social media has been saturated with debates and commentary on abortion after the leak of the draft ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from the Supreme Court was released. Polarization has not been a stranger to Americans for many years now, so this bombshell has caused an explosion of emotions, arguments and reasoning about abortion that usually lands most people on one side of the political isle or the other.
However, the question every Christian in America should be asking themselves is, what does God say about this issue? It’s easy to get caught up in all the online turmoil and miss clearly communicating sound biblical truths about human life, sex, marriage and God’s will for all of them. Our culture is filled with “go along to get along” mindsets among Christians who are too eager to willingly adapt to lifestyles and ideological standards that are contrary to the spiritual and practical lens God has revealed for us to view His world in for every area of life.
This is where having a biblical worldview comes in. A biblical worldview is based on truth claims and principles from the Bible that inform a person’s beliefs and actions. It leads to consistently interpreting and responding to life situations based on biblical principles and teachings. A person exhibits a biblical worldview when their beliefs and actions are aligned with the Bible, acknowledging its truth and applicability to every area of life. One of the greatest errors in the Christian church today is believing we can actually live the way God has called us to in a fallen world without holding to a worldview that is completely anchored in God’s revealed Word.
So, when it comes to abortion, many of us have either just adapted to the standard of willful ignorance on what an abortion process is, and in turn regurgitate political talking points from the liberal and progressive media that are shouted in the name of justice. Most of them sound like this:
- Women's Rights
- Abortion Justice
- Bodily Autonomy
- Medical Decision
- My Body My Choice
- Reproductive Healthcare
All these terms have absolutely nothing to do with what is truly happening during an abortion procedure that includes taking a chemically laced pill to force the baby out at her earliest stage of development through cramping and bleeding, sucking her out through a vacuum, and later in the first and second trimester, injecting potassium chloride into the baby’s heart to force her into cardiac arrest, then dismembering and removing her.
Every Christian must be informed of this gruesome and ugly reality to properly communicate a clear biblical worldview. Christians are about the truth. Mainly because Jesus Christ is the Truth. Taking sides, worldly agendas, political bias or even one’s own opinion takes a back seat to the truth of God. This very harsh reality let’s all followers of Christ know the foundation of the abortion movement is built on a culture of death. To have an effective response for why abortion is what it is, we must start from that understanding and not be swayed by emotional appeals and a good sounding justice clause that seems to be in favor of helping people in their situation, but at the cost of an unborn child’s life.
So here are five things a Christian with a biblical worldview believes about abortion.
- God is directly involved in the conception of every human being,
13 For You created my innermost parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You When I was made in secret, And skillfully formed in the depths of the earth; 16 Your eyes have seen my formless substance; And in Your book were written All the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
God is making it clear that every conceived life involves the creative and life-giving work of His hand. He is the giver of life. There are no accidents, even in the horrendous act of rape or kids conceived in sexual sin. God’s purpose, providence, and grace is there. We don’t have to know the why behind His allowance for it to know it’s His perfect and sovereign will. Therefore, every life is precious and worthy of value. Not because we think it’s morally right, but because God has a standard of human life that establishes that foundation for all time. We know in understanding this that God should also lead us to comfort women who may be in one of these exceedingly difficult situations with these biblical truths and the Gospel of hope in Jesus Christ.
13 “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed a complaint against me,
14 What then could I do when God arises?
And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
15 “Did not He who made me in the womb make him,
And the same one fashion us in the womb?
Job is acknowledging in this Scripture that all human life is valued equally and directly fashioned by God in a woman’s womb. So, reaching inside the womb to intentionally destroy the direct work of God’s hands in creating what is made in His image is a direct assault on Him.
The initial breathe of life God breathed into Adam is still bringing life to every human being that has come out from him generation after generation. This is the life-giving spirit of God seen through creation. That is what’s being destroyed in the abortion process at any stage of development. Modern secularism says, “I want to take the place of God” by championing the destruction of His image bearers for their own personal convenience. The Christian response to this fallen mindset should point back to God’s clear declaration of being sovereign over His own creation.
- Sex was created by God for human flourishing, our good pleasure, and His glory. We’ve perverted that good pleasure by disregarding marriage, to the extent of emphasizing abortion which hinders human flourishing.
Genesis 1:26-2826 Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God originally created and purposed sex for human flourishing inside the foundation of the marriage covenant. Sex is not just a thing people do for fun, feel pleasure, nor fulfill some self-centered lustful desire. Sex has always had a purpose that includes a married man and woman that leads to the flourishing of family from that covenant. Our society has dismantled that purpose by prioritizing the ideological framework of “sexual freedom” in where sex between anyone and everyone is the standard. That standard is not sustainable in any society. Families are decimated. Children are abandoned and discarded because self-seeking interest is elevated to a place where it should never be.
One of the greatest lies told in American history is that sexual freedom is liberation. Then we pretend these results are simply normal:— John Mason (@LivingGodsTruth) December 1, 2021
Damaged self worth
Feeling of abandonment
God has always prescribed what helps a society build on flourishing lives and families, and that is marriage between a man and a woman.
20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
The world changes. God's word does not.— John Mason (@LivingGodsTruth) June 26, 2021
The world says abortion is healthcare. God says its murder.
The world says sex outside of marriage is normal. God says it's self destructive sin.
The world says marriage is just a piece of paper. God says it's a lifelong covenant.
Many professed Christians are unmoved about abortion because they are unmoved about having the sex outside of marriage that leads to most of them happening. We've settled for the standard of sexual sin left by a culture of death and abandoned what God left for sexual purpose in marriage. Every Christian should not only be declaring God’s standard is the only way to truly experience purpose and human flourishing, but also living it out in their own lives as an example of Christlike light in a dark and fallen world.
- Abortion is the intentional taking of an innocent human life at its earliest stages of development
The innocent blood of Able cried out to God from the ground in Genesis 4:10. God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Psalm 106:38). God prioritizes the protection and care for the most vulnerable and weakest among any people (Exodus 22:21-24, Psalm 82:3-4).
There is no more of an innocent place for a human being to be than in the comfort and nurture of his or her mother’s womb. This has been true for all of human history. Disguising abortion as a medical procedure that’s decided between a woman and her doctor does not remove this physical and spiritual reality of the act being committed, nor it’s evil intention. An innocent human being is having its life, no matter what stage of development it’s in, intentionally ended. That is murder. Not a medical decision.
Science has confirmed for a very long time, in fact for over four decades, that life begins at conception. Even though Christians know that God has made it very clear that every conceived life is a person made in His own image and worthy of dignity and value, science is just catching up to this revelation. Unfortunately, many in today’s culture including professed Christians, willfully ignore the scientific fact that at the moment of conception an entirely different person is now living, with his own DNA, that’s completely separate from the mother.
Science has proven that life begins at fertilization. This is human development in the first ten weeks of life. pic.twitter.com/VL3lZ5xsUc— Live Action (@LiveAction) March 4, 2021
- Children are a reward from God, not a barrier or inconvenience to having a better life
Children are considered precious gifts from God (Psalm 127:3). When the creator of the universe considers something a reward in this life, we should take His Word for it. Cultural and secular standards do not, and never will, change this. Sin has marked our world to be in the fallen state that it’s currently in, and we see the end result of that in multiple ways, but that does not change God’s promises. The sexual revolution gave birth to the cultural foundation for centering sex and life around self, ignoring its purpose and responsibilities, leading to the culture of death that is now built on the abortion industry. This allowed for children to slowly become viewed as almost a curse to economic prosperity, pursing life goals and living a comfortable life, but nothing could be further from the truth, and that’s what God has said about children.
Jesus invited children to come to Him saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God'" (Luke 18:15-16). Jesus saw the value in the innocence of children and compared it to being in His Kingdom.
The reality is, it takes personal responsibility and a giving up of self to raise another human being up in this world. Most people aren’t willing to do that, because they are so wrapped up in themselves, it’s not even feasible to consider lovingly nurturing and providing for another person that depends on you to survive. This is American ideology at its core. Life is all about you, but God’s perspective on life is the complete opposite. Life is about others.
Get married.— John Mason (@LivingGodsTruth) September 28, 2020
Have multiple kids.
God said they are blessings.
Trust Him to provide for them.
Disciple them in the Lord.
Embrace the journey.
Leave a legacy.
When sex is just a thing you do with multiple different people for self-seeking pleasure instead of an unselfish act of love between a committed man and woman in the covenant of marriage, the end result is genocide on an unprecedented scale, as we’ve been experiencing since Roe v. Wade was passed. That is and always has been a specific strategy of Satan. On the contrary, the family unit leads to the flourishing of human beings in any society.
The worldview on sex, marriage and children for the Christian must be centered on what God has said, not what the cultural circumstances are in America. God’s word is forever. America’s cultural norms, standards and ideologies are temporary. Kids aren't a burden on society. The standard for perverse and illicit sex that was established by the sexual revolution is. Life is precious. Sex was designed by its creator to be sacred inside a marriage covenant between a man and a woman that builds a generational legacy. Believe God when it comes to what he’s said about having children.
- Anyone that has had an abortion is not outside of God’s forgiveness founded on faith in Jesus Christ
Finally, there is hope beyond having an abortion that is eternal and true. Placing faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who was crucified, buried, and raised on the third day, followed by genuine repentance leads to the forgiveness of sins and the gift of salvation. Christians are called to reach women who may be feeling hopeless and regretful with this eternal hope in the Lord.