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How God Addresses a Lump of Cells

March 14, 2014

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Baby in the womb at 17 weeks sucking his thumb and waving

Baby in the womb at 17 weeks sucking his thumb and waving

It’s a baby.

Through his inspired writers, the Holy Spirit gave us the exact words to indicate how God feels about things. In Luke 1:41 and Luke 1:44, he calls a child in the womb “the baby.”

Throughout Luke 1, Elizabeth’s unborn child was able to be selected by God, be filled with the Spirit, and was aware when the unborn Jesus came into the room.

Who in history do we know that might have been more inconvenienced by an unplanned pregnancy than Mary – especially in her place and time? What if she decided to exercise her “rights” over her body?

In addition to this one event, there are a few more scriptures that reinforce that the only difference between an unborn life and a born life being that one is in the womb and one is not.

Take a look at these with me (as always, you can hover over the references to read the passage):

  • Galatians 1:15 – Paul was set apart even before his birth
  • Jeremiah 1:4-5 – Jeremiah was known by God even before he was “in the womb.”
  • Isaiah 49:1 – Isaiah was called “from the womb.”
  • Psalm 139:11-16 – we are wonderfully made!
  • Proverbs 6:17 – A few things God hates

It is challenging to go against the noisy crowd in these moral issues, but Christians have to keep trying. God’s word is not subject to change based on popularity.

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We Are Wonderfully Made

August 31, 2013

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Every time I read how Luke in his narrative and Elizabeth speaking to Mary refer to the life in her womb,  I think about how they both call it “the baby.” (Luke 1:39-45)

Baby in Womb - 14 Weeks

Baby in Womb – 14 Weeks

  • He was not called a lump of cells.
  • He was not called a fetus or any other scientific name

He leaped for joy when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, spoke to Elizabeth. So based on what the Bible tells us, the life inside the womb is a person and is capable of being filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:15)

The Biblical attitude of life in the womb is that the person’s life is already mapped out and that God is looking upon him, even then. (Psalm 139:13-16)

Baby in Womb - 17 Weeks

Baby in Womb – 17 Weeks

The Biblical attitude of life in the womb is that it is part of the Lord’s heritage. Further, it tells us the “fruit of the womb is his reward” (Psalm 127:3-5)

So an open question to the world is this:

Is that life in the womb a child or a choice?

If you still have trouble with this question, here are some more passages to consider:

  • 1 Corinthians 12:18 – God arranged the members of the body
  • Galatians 1:15 – Paul set apart before his birth
  • Proverbs 6:17 – shedding innocent blood is something God hates
  • Isaiah 49:1 – Isaiah was named from the womb
  • Jeremiah 1:4-5 – Jeremiah was appointed a prophet from the womb

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