SANCTITY OF LIFE

“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.” Jeremiah 1:5

THE BIBLE SAYS…

GENESIS 1:27

“So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

EXODUS 20:13

“Thou shalt not kill.”

GENESIS 9:6

“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”

PSALMS 139:13-16

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 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.”

PSALM 127:3

“Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.”

JOB 31:15

“Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?”

THEREFORE…

WE KNOW THAT THE BIBLE TEACHES THERE IS PERSONHOOD BEFORE BIRTH: God views the unborn child as a person.

“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Psalms 51:5

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE UNBORN ARE CALLED “BABIES” IN THE BIBLE: God’s Word describes an unborn child as being capable of exhibiting joy.

“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:41-45

WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNBORN: He takes the harming of an unborn child very seriously, and pronounces harsh punishment for those guilty of this sin. 

“Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Luke 17:1-2

WE KNOW THAT ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA IS MURDER: God condemns murder in all its forms.

“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 

WE OBSERVE THAT GOD DEFENDS THE WEAK: Human life is precious to God and He will avenge the innocent and oppressed – both young and old.

“Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.” Exodus 22:22-24 

WE BELIEVE GOD LOVES US: He takes no delight in the death of the wicked!

“Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:14 

WE REJOICE THAT JESUS IS THE SAVIOR: He pardons all who repent and believe in Him!

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17