You Can’t Be a Christian and Support Abortion
Democratic candidate for President and fake Christian, Kirsten Gillibrand, recently declared that the laws banning or restricting abortion are “against Christian faith.” She went on to say that Christians are not to be “imposing our faith on other people.”
I call Gillibrand a fake Christian because supporting abortion is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity. Saying you are Christian while defending the slaughter of babies in the womb is like saying you are a married bachelor. It’s a contradiction.
Indeed, the word Christian literally means “follower of Christ.” Christ said that a true follower of His is “one who does the will of my Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). What is God’s will in regard to abortion?
I realize that Kirsten Gillibrand likely doesn’t read the Bible and doesn’t care what it says, but if we want to know what God’s will is, we must go to the Scriptures because that is where His will for man is expressed.
So with that said, several biblical arguments could be made to conclusively prove that God finds abortion abominable. Here are three.
1) The Bible prohibits murder.
The fifth commandment is “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13), which is a prohibition against taking innocent life. Therefore, the fifth commandment prohibits abortion because abortion takes the life of an innocent human baby. To support the “right” to abortion, then, is to directly support sin. Pretty simple argument.
Liberal “Christians” will try to get around this clear command in Scripture by saying that a baby in the womb is not, in fact, a baby. Thus, in their mind, abortion does not break the fifth commandment. Both science and the Bible completely refute such a notion. That leads to the second argument.
2) The Bible affirms the humanity and inherent worth of unborn children.
Jeremiah 1:5 speaks of God forming Jeremiah in the womb and consecrating him before he was born. Psalm 139:13 speaks of God knitting David together in his mother’s womb. Luke 1:15 speaks of John the Baptist being “filled with the Holy Spirit” even from his mother’s womb, and Luke 1:41 says “the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Notice that he is called a “baby,” not a meaningless clump of cells.
Not only that, but Christ Himself was conceived in the womb. God could not have expressed the inherent value of unborn children more than when He sent His only Son, our Savior, into the world through a divine conception, which was followed by all the natural stages of human development inside the womb, eventually leading to His birth. God the Son literally existed as a fetus. Think about that.
3) The Bible teaches that violence against the unborn is violence against Him.
We’ve already established the Bible’s affirmation of the humanity of unborn children, which necessarily entails, therefore, that abortion is murder. But why is murder so wrong to begin with? Because humans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; 9:6), and thus human life is sacred.
To support the destruction of a human life would be to support the destruction of God’s image.
Jesus makes this concept all the more clear when He says in Matthew 24:40, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Children in the womb are certainly among the “least of these.” Committing violence against an unborn child is to do the same to Christ. Therefore, abortion is a direct attack against God.
What about Gillibrand’s statement that these clear Christian teachings ought not be “imposed” on others? Well, Jesus directly contradicts this notion too. He said that we are to teach everything he commanded to “all nations” (Matthew 28:20). Since Jesus clearly opposed murder, including abortion, that is a value that we as Christians are to teach to all nations.
There is no way around it. If you support abortion, then, by definition, you cannot be a Christian. In fact, your faith ought to compel you to do the opposite of what Kirsten Gillibrand wants. Christians are called to impose their faith on others. We are called to stand up for justice and righteousness and defend the innocent. Image: Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News