Throwback Thursday: Does Scripture Support Abortion?

This article was first posted back in July of 2019, you can view the original here.

Today, dear friends, for Twisted Tuesday I’d like to address the verses many in the pro-abortion camp quote. To say that it is ironic to hear Scripture used out of context by those that claim Christians “cherry pick” the verses we like is an understatement. Regardless, these are all too often used to defend the needless murder of babies. Last month there was a popular meme on social media listing several verses claiming to support abortion. If you come across these arguments, my hope is to better equip you with proper context so that you can respond with truth, and love. The most loving thing we can do is tell the truth of God’s Word.

Exodus 21:22 is one of the verses that is used and is self contradictory to their point. Unfortunately, there is little to know teaching on how to think logically, or critically, today. Most who hear this and repeat it don’t realize what they’re saying is not what the verse is saying. The argument is that killing the baby in the womb only results in a fine, but killing the mother is the death penalty. Read it again, if any harm is done, to the mother or the baby, it’s the death penalty. Only if the baby lives, and comes out healthy, is there just a fine.

Leviticus 27:6, as seen above, is used to claim that the baby has no value to God until it’s one month old. This is the logical fallacy of Arguing from Silence. Not only are there many verses in Gods Word that proclaim God knew us while we were still being formed, but also about how we bare Gods image and thus are given specific dignity from conception. This verse does not say a new born, or not yet born, baby has no value.

From Numbers 3:15-16 it is argued that God does not count infants younger than a month to actually be human beings. As in the last verse we discussed, this is an argument from silence. It’s not stating that infants are less human, or not human at all, it’s not addressing that topic at all. To pull this out of its context is not arguing with honesty and integrity, nor does the argument follow logically.

Numbers 31:17 is used alongside a list of verses, none of which describe the murder of infants in the womb. However, the list includes the killing of enemy peoples during war. This particular verse is referring to the sons of those who fought against Israel, the killing of which we don’t understand today but was a common practice in war. Ironically, in any other circumstance, pro-abortion atheists would use such verses to accuse God of being evil. However, when they themselves want to take the throne and decide who lives and dies, these verses are cherry picked for their own purposes. Only God has the authority to give and to take life, He is the creator, the only true and living God.

I wanted to separate the verses in Hosea from that of Numbers because the context, and literary usage are completely different. Numbers is a historical narrative, Hosea includes prophetic judgment language. The idea of a barren womb was often used as judgement in the Old Testament. Likewise, being fruitful and multiplying was often used as a term for blessing on a people group. This is, yet again, not God approving of man murdering infants or the unborn. It’s judgement language is not outward, but inward to Israel. You can see the kindness of God in that, although Israel had forsaken God and worshipped idols, Hosea includes a promise of reconciliation.

This is the last one I want to deal with today. Numbers 5:27 is such a strange thing for the pro-aborts to use as a verse supporting abortion. There’s no indication that this is referring to a miscarriage, much less an abortion. The Hebrew root term translated thigh here, yarek, is most likely a euphemism for lady parts. There are other places where it’s translated loins. I’m really not sure how anyone could have taken this to mean abortion. What we do know is that the lost suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Using any of these verses to justify the pulling apart of an unborn image barer limb from limb, or poisoning them in ways more painful and cruel then we kill our worst criminals, simply adds one sin on top of another. Those that would misuse the Bible in this way need our prayers, and our steadfast, uncompromising stand of the truth of what Gods Word actually says. It’s not a mystery, beloved brethren, it’s a clear and inerrant Book. Share the Gospel with the lost, with those who promote death, with those who argue for the right to murder. Do not falter in this area, dear ones. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Women’s Ministry with Erin Coates – A Story of Death to Life

Today’s episode is one of those interviews that I recommend tissues for. And a notepad and pen!

Hello, dear ones! I hope this post finds you all doing well. Today’s episode is one of those interviews that I recommend tissues for. And a notepad and pen! Erin Coates joined me and tells how God graciously saved her from drugs, partying, and abortion. She now directs the women’s ministry at her church as a pastors wife and a homeschooling mom. She has a heart and passion for the truth of Gods Word to be taught to women! After watching how the women’s ministry was done at Grace during her husbands time in The Masters Seminary, she had a good foundation for how to grow women in Biblical maturity. Don’t forget to mark your calendars because Erin will be a featured speaker at Brooke Bartz free online Women’s Conference Open Hearts in a Lost World July 13th thru the 17th 9:30 CST, with worship done by CityALight.

There were some really fun, light hearted moments that I was able to get for the blooper reel at the end, so don’t miss it. I don’t usually ask this, but if you know someone who has had an abortion, is considering an abortion, or works at the abortion mill and could use some encouragement, please share this episode with them. Below is a timestamped outline in case you’d like to zip through this episode, as well as the links to Erin’s social media so you can follow her ministry. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube.  As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:01:37 – Erin shares her testimony

TS 00:16:00 – We talk about abortion, and forgiveness

TS 00:29:30 – How did you end up in women’s ministry?

TS 00:36:50 – What led you to run the women’s ministry in such a God glorifying way?

TS 00:40:40 Should a younger woman teach an older woman if the younger has been in faith longer?

TS 00:45:00 – How can we address unbiblical teaching in our own churches?

TS 00:51:55 – We talk about the upcoming Women’s conference Erin will be speaking in, Open Hearts in a Closed World

TS 00:57:55 – How can we be praying for Erin?

TS 01:00:00 – Silly Questions

 You can find Erin on her social media accounts here: https://www.instagram.com/erincoates80/

and here: https://www.instagram.com/womenofgrace_glc/

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The Abolitionist Movement

Dear ones, I’m absolutely thrilled to drop today’s episode about a topic that I’m so passionate about. Michael Coughlin, a brother who has been such a blessing to me through his podcast and social media. We discussed his testimony, how he went from Roman Catholicism, to mysticism, to being saved by the grace of God. Then he explained the difference between being pro-life and being an abolitionist, as well as giving advice for sharing the Gospel at the abortion mills. I’m hoping this episode will be both encouraging to those of us that are frustrated with the current state of “legalized” murder, and educational for anyone wanting to do more.

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Below is an outline with timestamps, to help you find your way around this episode. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


Introduction to Michael Coughlin, a writer for Things Above Us, and a podcaster on BTWN. His show is called Be A Berean, link to the blog and the podcast below:

More info for Michael Coughlin: https://thingsabove.us  

https://biblethumpingwingnut.com/be-a…

00:01:50 – Michaels Testimony

00:08:50 – Does Catholicism lend itself to mysticism beliefs?

00:14:00 – Why are the Abortion mills still open, even during a pandemic?

00:16:30 – What is the difference between Abolitionists and Pro-Life?

00:21:45 – Why are Pro-Life folks opposing the Abolition bills?

00:30:00 – Going to the abortion mill during the pandemic.

00:36:10 – What advice do you have for folks going out to preach in public or at the abortion mill?

                 1. Using signs

                 2. Do not appeal to the flesh

00:47:30 – Can you please share the Gospel?

00:57:00 – What’s coming up on your podcast?

01:05:20 – What is the craziest thing that has happened to you while preaching at the mill?

01:07:20 – How can we be praying for you?

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