How many innocent lives are taken by abortions performed without batting an eye! The question when does life begin is as the age old question which came first the chicken or the egg? Thankfully we have scripture from the creator of all life to help us see life begins at conception! The book of Jeremiah teaches us God knew him even before he was formed in his mothers belly and was sanctified before his birth to be a prophet just as Christ our Saviour was. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 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…… (Luke 1:30-35).
Oh How great a messenger God created in John the Baptist who was the forerunner of our Lord, he was even foretold of in the Old Testament as the one to come in the Spirit of Elijah and was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb. (Malachi 4:5-6) Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse…… Luke 1:13-17).
Of course one does not have to have the Holy Spirit from the womb to be a servant of Christ, but we see another born for greatness in the eyes of God in Moses who led many out of the bondage of Egypt. (Exodus 3:13-15). And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
The many unborn taken without the chance to live for the purpose God created them for is horrendous, except in the event of incest or rape should abortion even be considered and even then it is a fine line to consider ending a life God saw fit to be conceived!