By David Watson

Benchley, April 7, 2019

  • Introduction
    • Psalms 139:1-3, 13-16 – God knows us at every place and every time.
    • Jeremiah 1:5
  • When does life begin?
    • Life begins in the womb at conception.
    • Brephos (baby): Luke 1:39-44; 2:12, 16 – Same word used for baby after birth and before birth.
    • Huios (son): Luke 1:57, 36 – Same word used before and after birth.
    • Syllambano (conceive): Luke 1:36, 24, 31; 2:21
    • Exodus 21:22-25 – God demanded protection for the unborn child. The child was alive!
      • Yeled [child/youth]yatza [go out, come out, bring out]
      • Does not mean “miscarriage” like nephel (Job 3:16; Psalms 58:8; Ecclesiastes 6:3) or shakol (Exodus 23:25; Hosea 9:14)
  • What does that mean regarding abortion?
    • It means abortion is murder because it deliberately ends an innocent life.
      • Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6
      • Romans 1:29
      • James 2:26
  • Doesn’t a woman have a right to make choices about her own body?
    • No, not if those choices break God’s laws. Biblically, we should start with the understanding that we belong to God.
    • Romans 6:11-13; 12:1-2
    • Matthew 16:24-25; 25:14-30
    • Luke 17:10
    • I Corinthians 6:15-20
  • Scott Klusendorf

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