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PRo-life
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These resources have been compiled to show what the Bible says about life—particularly innocent life and our command to honor life. We take these commands seriously by supporting women who find themselves pregnant without resources, counseling men to be better husbands and fathers, as well as supporting those who foster and adopt children. If you have any questions, please contact us! Feel free to share this page or download/print the PDF below.

What is the Pro-Life Truth?

What is the Pro-Life Truth?

  • Since God is pro-life (as Creator) and we were made in the image of God, then we must protect the sanctity (or sacredness) of human life.

 

See Ge 1:26; Ex 20:13; De 30:19; Ezek 16:6; Job 31:15; Pr 24:11-12.

  • Human life begins at conception and continues to birth and adulthood. Since the human zygote meets the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction and since the zygote is a product of human parents, it is a human being.

 

Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name. - Isaiah 49:1

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”- Jeremiah 1:5

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” - Psalm 139:13-16

What Does the Bible Say about the Sanctity of Life?

  • We must choose life since God values it, even life in the womb.


Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. - Genesis 9:6

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?” The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” - Exodus 1:15-22

“If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.” - Exodus 21:22-25

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.” - Deuteronomy 30:19

“Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?” - ​Job 31:15

 

“Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, ‘Live!’” - ​Ezekiel 16:6

  • Murder (the taking of innocent life) is forbidden.

 

“You shall not murder.” - Exodus 20:13

  • We must rescue “those being led away to death.”

 

“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” - Proverbs 24:11-12

What Does Being Pro-Life Mean for Us?
  • God creates us as humans in the womb and gives each of us a purpose for our life.

 

Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name. - Isaiah 49:1

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” - Jeremiah 1:5

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” - Psalm 139:13-16

  • The human person can respond to stimuli in the womb and even express emotion.

 

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. - Luke 1:41-44

 

  • We must never abort a child in the womb except in the very rare case of the jeopardy of the mother’s life.

How can I learn more?

Below are video resources on a Biblical Pro-Life stance:

The Christian View of God's Nature: The Deity of Christ

Run Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 45 seconds

Sermon begins: 1:00:00

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