|Does Numbers 5:11-31 support abortion?|
|Written by Josh Winslett|
|Tuesday, 04 March 2014 18:28|
Recently I was asked if Numbers chapter 5 verses 11-31 supports a woman's right to abort their unborn child. These passages define the civil actions that God commanded the Israeli men of the Old Testament to take if they were “jealous” of their wife; jealous meaning that the husband believed the wife to be unfaithful. The wife in question was to ingest a special drink made by the priests. This drink would give signs if a person was guilty; ie, the thigh would rot and the belly would swell.
When does life begin? It either happens at conception or it doesn’t. There is no grey area when life begins. To describe a pregnant woman, the bible often uses the term ‘with child’. Check out these verses: Ge 16:11, Ge 19:36, Ge 38:24, Ge 38:25, Ex 21:22, 1Sa 4:19, 2Sa 11:5, 2Ki 8:12, 2Ki 15:16, Ec 11:5, Isa 26:17, Isa 26:18, Isa 54:1, Jer 30:6, Jer 31:8, Ho 13:16, Am 1:13, Mt 1:18, Mt 1:23, Mt 24:19, Mr 13:17, Lu 2:5, Lu 21:23, 1Th 5:3, Re 12:2.
The bible does not support abortion. A human fetus is a living person and deserving of basic human rights. Every child is a "heritage of the LORD" and should be treasured as such.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:05|