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All of creation was for God's pleasure. The only creature created in His own image was man and woman. Man was given the ability to chose between right and wrong, Heaven or Hell.
When asked if Suicide would send a person to Hell?
“Let me just say this to you: I wish I had an absolute answer to give to you. I would just say this: I wouldn’t want to meet the Lord, after I have taken my life. And the reason is, in Genesis 9:6, murder is called the ultimate attack upon the image of God. That’s what murder is- you have violated the image of God. So, if I violate the image of God in someone else, or I violate it in myself, it is the ultimate act of lack of faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God. So, I would say, I wouldn’t want to meet Him on those terms.” – Ravi Zacharias --**
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The Living Soul is a gift that God has given to man only, no other creature has a soul. The soul will live forever. After life on earth, man's soul will spend eternity (forever) ether in Heaven with God and Jesus or in Hell with Satan.
Gen 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Now Cain willfully destroyed a likeness (image) of God: this act is the ultimate of turning one's back to God, a grave sin, it is murder!
Jdg_13:7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
This child (Sampson) was God's property from conception; his mother was instructed on what not to take into her body during the pregnancy.
Psa_127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Children are a heritage (gift) from God from the womb (before birth); would you destroy a gift from God Almighty? Would you destroy an image of God?
Psa_139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
This is King David telling that he was guided by God, while growing in his mothers womb
Jer_1:5 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.
God knew Jeremiah while he was in the womb and blessed him with gifts of the holy Sprite before birth.
Luk_1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
John the Baptist, like Samson was blessed with the Holy Ghost and named in the womb; God knows the name of your baby before it is born.
Luk_1:41 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:
This again is proof of life before birth!
Luk_1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
This was John The Baptist named by God before birth while growing in the womb
Luk_2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Again we see that God's hand is covering the child before birth, even to naming Him.
Isa_49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
God knew Isaiah's name before birth, and he knew your name before you were born and knows the name of your child.
Man has no right to take the life of any human, including himself and including an unborn child!
WE hear the word choice used to promote the right to abortion, the only choice God gave to man is to obey Him, or not.
OrThese 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.Pro 6:16-19
1Jn_4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1Jn_4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
He that kills that Image which is Image of God, kills Love.
joh_15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Note:** Credits to Creation Moments, Population Research Institute, 20 January 2006, Vol. 8, No. 3, Joseph A. D'Agostino, "Why Think Abortion Good for Anyone?" and Ravi Zacharias
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory
14 “For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.’
A child in its’ mothers womb has: its’ own blood supply, its’ own blood type, It is a living human being.
Before an abortion something is living, After an abortion, something is dead!
Early church leaders (Fathers) recognized the Bible’s prohibition of abortion:
As the church began to spread to the Gentile cultures church leaders and others consistently forbade the practice of abortion based upon their understanding of the Bible.
Below are examples:
☛”Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born” (Letter of Barnabas 19 from 74 AD).
“You shall not procure abortion, nor destroy a newborn child” (Didache 2:1 from 150 AD).
“There are some women among you who by drinking special potions extinguish the life of the future human in their very bowels, thus committing murder before they even give birth.” (Mark Felix, Christian Lawyer, Octavius chap. 30 from 170 AD).
☛”The law of Moses, indeed, punishes with due penalties the man who shall cause abortion (see Ex. 21:22) Tertullian, 210 AD.
“Now we allow that life begins with conception because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does” (Tertullian, Apology 27 from 210 AD).
An innocent baby,
A sweet little boy,
A child so perfect in form.
An innocent baby,
A sweet little girl,
A child that will never be born.
A tiny body,
A mind, heart, and soul,
Ripped so painfully apart.
A gift from God,
A precious life,
Never given the chance to start.
Jessica D. Scott (age 15)
Never to play,
Never to make and mold.
A child no one will hold.
A tiny heart,
Never to love,
A heart that steadily beats.
A tiny baby,
Never to see,
The mother it will not meet.
The End Of The Innocent
Never to see the light.
A pudgy nose,
A babe quivers in fright.
Never to speak,
Never to make a noise.
Never to hear,
His mother say
“Abortion’s my choice.”