The Sanctity of Human Life and the Right to Life for the Baby in the Womb

Refuting the culture of death as in abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, suicide & doctor-assisted suicide, Abortifacients, cloning & embryonic stem cell research, and the killing of excess babies, as in in-vitro-fertilization (selective reduction).

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One of the core principles of the Virginia Christian Alliance is the sanctity of human life from conception and the baby in the womb, to natural death.

In the midst of modern ethical dilemmas and scientific advancements, the sanctity of human life remains a cornerstone of Biblical teaching. From the dawn of creation, as depicted in Genesis, where God breathes life into Adam, to the profound declarations in the New Testament, the Bible consistently affirms that life is a precious gift from God. Every human being is created in the image of God, imbued with inherent dignity and worth.

This divine perspective mandates a profound respect for life at all stages, from conception to natural death. As technological advancements challenge traditional ethical boundaries, it is crucial to reaffirm the Biblical truths about the sanctity of life and the God-given right to live. This article delves into these sacred teachings, advocating for the protection of the most vulnerable among us, particularly the unborn, against practices that devalue human life.

 God as the Giver and Author of Life

  • Acts 17:25: “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”
  • Acts 3:15: “You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.”

Life Created in God’s Image

  • Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
  • Genesis 2:7: “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

God’s Delight in and Protection of Life

  • John 10:10: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
  • Psalm 139:13-14: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

God’s Plan and Purpose for Every Life

  • Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Responsibility to Protect Life

  • Proverbs 31:8-9: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
  • Exodus 23:7: “Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.”

Innocence and Sacredness of Life

  • Psalm 127:3: “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.”
  • Isaiah 49:1: “Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.”

Condemnation of Taking Innocent Life

  • Exodus 20:13: “You shall not murder.”
  • Proverbs 6:16-17: “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood.”

God’s Care and Intention for the Unborn

  • Jeremiah 1:5: “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.”

These scriptures collectively highlight that human life is a divine gift, created in the image of God, and therefore holds intrinsic value and dignity. The Bible calls believers to protect and cherish life, speaking up for the innocent and ensuring that every human being’s right to life is respected.


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Given these Biblical principles, many Christians believe that supporting abortion is incompatible with obedience to God. They see the act of abortion as taking an innocent life, which violates the commandment against murder and disregards the intrinsic value that God places on every human being. Therefore, from this perspective, Christians who support abortion are seen as not aligning with the Biblical mandate to protect and honor life at all stages.

 

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The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views the Virginia Christian Alliance

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Jeff Bayard
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