Are you allowed to abort according to the Bible?
First, it is the responsibility of men and women to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies. The Bible speaks clearly DO NOT have a sexual relationship BEFORE marriage. THAT is forbidden by God. This is a failure of self-control. The degree of divorce is higher among people who have sex before marriage.
In some country, contraceptives are free for couples who do not want more children, so they do not need an abortion. Think about it, a lot of people are looking for a child to adopt. In case you become pregnant and do not want the child or in case of sexual violence, the best option is to give your child for adoption.
God finds life very important and He ordered within the 10 commandments not to kill.
Life begins with the division of cells when the seed enters the egg. Division proves life. In countries where abortion is allowed up to 9 months, this is ridiculous. There is a law that says it is a crime to kill a person, but an 8 month old fetus lives normally. And now, there is another law that says this is not murder. For God it is!
I would like to be serious with you, with abortion you give a breach to Satan and demons. You bond with them!
If you had an abortion, you need to confess this (second degree) sin and repent. You need to ask God for forgiveness and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ break ALL CONNECTION with satan and demons. This is a very serious thing! This is no joke or exaggeration!
Better to do this together with adult Christians in faith.
THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF ABORTION EXPLAINED
The Bible clearly teaches that abortion is wrong. This doctrine comes in many forms and for many reasons. Some people point out that the word "abortion" is not in the Bible and that is true. However, teaching about abortion is present in it. This is the case for many doctrines. The word "Trinity" is not in the Bible, but the teaching of the Trinity is there. Anyway, anyone who wants to deny the doctrine of abortion, abortion is not Biblical, even if the word is there.
Let us take a look at some of the Biblical reasons why abortion, that is the voluntary killing of a child in the womb, is very wrong.
1. The Bible teaches that human life is different
Human life is different from other types of life because humans are made in the image of God.
The stories of the creation of man and woman in Genesis (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:4-25) tell us: "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27).
The word CREATE is used three times here, with a particular emphasis on culminating the whole process of God creating the world and everything in it. It gives men and women 'dominance' over everything else in the visible world.
Even original sin does not take away the image of God in man. Apostle James refers to this image and says that we should not, therefore, speak evil of each other. "With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be so." (James 3:9-10).
The image of God! That is WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN! We are not just a bunch of cells randomly shuffled by impersonal forces. Instead, we truly reflect an eternal God, who knew us before we existed and who deliberately called us into existence.
At the heart of the tragedy called abortion is the question raised in the Psalms 8:4-6:
What is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him? 5 Yet thou hast made him little less than God, and dost crown him with glory and honor. 6 Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
That is the key. God not only created us, but He also values us in doing so. The Bible tells us of a God overflowing with love for us, so much so that he became one of us and even died for us, although we still insult Him (see Romans 5:6-8).
With all of that in mind, can we say that you can throw people out, like a car that gives you more trouble than it is worth? "God does not make a mess." If you believe the Bible, you have to believe that human life is sacred, more sacred than we ever imagined!
2. The Bible teaches that children are a blessing
God ordered our first parents to "Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28). Why? Because God Himself is fertile. Love always spills over into life. When the first mother gave birth to her first child, she cried out, "Eve conceived and, having given birth to a man with the help of the Lord" (Genesis 4:1). The Lord's help is essential because He is the ruler of human life and its origin. Parents work with God to produce life. Since this whole process is under the government of God, it is a sin to break it. The prophet Amos condemns the Ammonites "Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of the Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they have ripped up women with child (=pregnant women) in Gilead" (Amos 1:13).
"Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward" (Psalms 127:3).
3. The Bible teaches that the child in the womb is a human child
And that even has a relationship with the Lord. The phrase "conceived and gave birth" is used repeatedly (see Genesis 1:17) and the individual has the same identity before and after birth. "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me," says the repentant psalmist in Psalm 51:5. The same word for child is used before and after birth (brephos, which means "son", is used in Luke 1:41 and Luke 18:15.)
God knows the unborn child. Psalm 139:13 and 15
For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret
God helps and calls the fetus Psalms 22:9-10.
Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts. Upon thee was I cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me thou hast been my God.
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace (Galatians 1:15).
4. Scripture repeatedly condemns the death of innocents
This stems from everything that has been seen so far. The very finger of God writes the command “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17) on stone, and Christ reaffirms it (Matthew 19:18 - note that He mentions this command first). The book of Revelation states that (unrepentant) murderers cannot enter the kingdom of heaven (Revelation 22:15).
The murder of children is mainly condemned by God through the prophets. In the land that God gave his people to occupy, foreign nations used to sacrifice some of their children in the fire. God told His people not to participate in this sin. However, they did as Psalm 106 narrates: "They mingled with the nations and learned to do as they did ... They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood" (Psalm 106:35, 37-38).
This sin of child sacrifice is actually cited as one of the main reasons why the kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians and the people brought into captivity. "And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings, and used divination and sorcery, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight" (2 Kings 17:17-18).
It is important to know that this practice was a religious ritual. Killing children cannot be tolerated even for the sake of "freedom of religion". Today this ritual is normal in the church of satan.
5. The Bible teaches that God is a God of justice
An act of justice is to defend the helpless, to defend those who are too weak to defend themselves. In the Messiah's prophecy, Psalms 72 says: "In his days may righteousness flourish ... because he will save the poor when he cries out, and the oppressed when he has no one to help him" (Psalms 72:7. Jesus Christ is ours justice (1 Corinthians 1:30) because He delivered us from sin and death when we had no one to help us (see Romans 5:6, Ephesians 2:4-5).
When God shows justice to His people, He expects His people to show justice to one another. "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36). "Go and do likewise" (Luke 10:37). "So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them;" (Matthew 7:12). "to love one another" (John 15:17).
Abortion is the opposite of this teaching. It is a deprivation of justice. It is an annihilation of the helpless instead of their salvation. If God's people do not intervene to save those whose lives are under attack, then people are not pleasing and worshiping Him.
God says through Isaiah 1:13-17
Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and the calling of assemblies--I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them. When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
In fact, those who worship God but support abortion, fall into the same contradiction as the ancient people of God and need to hear the same message.
6. Life beats death
This is one of the most basic themes in Scripture. The victory of life is predicted in the promise that the serpent's head, through which death entered the world, would be crushed (cf. Genesis 3:15).
Isaiah promised: "He will swallow up death for ever" (Isaías 25:8). At the scene of the first crime, the ground opened its mouth to drink Abel's blood. Instead of the final victory of life, it is death itself that will be swallowed up by victory. "Death is swallowed up in victory." "O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?" ... But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:54-57).
Abortion is death. Christ came to overcome death and, therefore, abortion. "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10).
The end result of the struggle for life is already determined by the resurrection of Christ. We do not just work for victory; we work from the victory. We joyfully take possession of a victory that has already been won and proclaim it, celebrate it and serve it until He returns to bring it to its fullest. "There will be no more death" (Revelation 21:4). "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!" (Revelation 22:20).
What does the Bible say about pregnancy?Psalms 139:13-16
For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well; 15 my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. 16 Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
God not only creates human life, but is also intimately involved in His work. This is stated when the Bible speaks of God meeting specific people in the womb. For example:
The children (Jacob and Esau) struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is thus, why do I live?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger." 24 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.Psalms 139:16
Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.Matthew 1:19-20
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy SpiritLuke 1:15
For he will be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.Galatians 1:15
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace.