James McNellis from Washington, DC, United States,via Wikimedia Commons
Why a Creationist Cannot Support Abortion
Creationism and Abortion Video
A Christian friend of mine, who is an evolutionist, told me that abortion is OK because the foetus is “just tissue”. Another friend who is a feminist said that abortion is OK because a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body.
Both of these points of view ignore the fact that the baby is an individual in its own right with a destiny created by God. Abortion is simply the act of killing babies. Why would any believer think that this is alright?
The root of the issue is that Satan has deceived the world into believing in evolution. People believe that a foetus is just a bundle of cells. In fact some people still believe that a foetus in the womb goes through stages of evolution. For example people will be told that the embryo goes through a ”fish” stage because it has folds on its neck that look like gills. Perhaps they are told that the embryo is going through a monkey stage because it has a “tail bone”. The point of this is to show that the baby is not really human. It’s alright to kill a fish.
Romanes' 1892 copy of Ernst Haeckel's allegedly fraudulent embryo drawings. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
This whole nonsensical theory of evolution in the womb was invented by a man called Ernst Haeckel in the nineteenth century. He produced a series of comparative drawings used in both biology textbooks and abortion clinics.
Like Darwin, Haeckel was a racist who divided different racial groups into a hierarchy of descent. Papuans, Hottentots,
and Australians (and their respective races) sitting on the bottom branches and Caucasians (with their several varieties)
on the top. Why anyone still takes any of his theories seriously is a mystery to me.
Unfortunately the theories of Haeckel, and others like him, have somehow seeped into the consciousness of ordinary people and caused them to believe that babies in the womb are not real humans.
Feminists argue that the baby in the womb is part of the mother’s body and therefore the mother has the right to kill it if she wants. This is simply another manifestation of the idea that babies in the womb are not human individuals.
There are many bible verses that contradict this point of view. The one that speaks to me most is Luke 1:44
[Luke 1:44 KJV] 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
Mary the mother of Jesus met her cousin Elizabeth who was pregnant with John the Baptist. When Elizabeth heard the voice of Mary the baby responded in her womb. This simple meeting demonstrates that a baby, though unborn, is still both human and aware.
The Virgin in Prayer by Sassoferrato, 1640-1650. National Gallery, London. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Offering to Molech. Charles Foster, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The ritual killing of infants was something that earned God’s wrath in the Old Testament. The inhabitants of the land of Canaan worshipped the god Baal and sacrificed their children to him. Something forbidden by God
[Jer 19:5 KJV] 5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire [for] burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake [it], neither came [it] into my mind:
There has been a lot of archeological research into ritual child sacrifice to Baal (also known as Molech) both in the Holy Land and in ancient Carthage which was inhabited by Canaanites. The main reasons for the sacrifices (numbering in many thousands) seem to have been as follows.
To appease Baal in order to avert a crisis
Cultic prostitution leading to unwanted children
Population control. Carthage was too large for its agriculture to support
Handicapped children. Evidence from Carthage shows parents would sometimes sacrifice a so-called “defective child”.
Eye of a Child. © Friedrich Haag / Wikimedia Commons.
So, the reasons for sacrificing a child to Molech/Baal weren’t so different from the reasons people today have abortions. The child is unwanted and will cause a problem which can be solved by killing it. I googled the reasons why women have abortions. The top five reasons I came up with were:
Not financially prepared. 40%
Not a good time 36%
Issues with partner 31%
Need to focus on other children 29%
Interferes with future plans 20%
If you get into an argument with someone about abortion they usually say abortion is often necessary for health reasons or because the woman was raped. These are not the main reasons why women are having abortions.
Women are having abortions mainly because the child is not wanted and the abortion is simply seen as a medical procedure.
The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire. J. M. W. Turner, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
From a bible prophecy point of view this affects everyone, not just the parents. If a nation allows the killing of its own children it will decline just as Canaan and Carthage did.
[Pro 14:34 KJV] 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
When a nation turns from God and puts its own material well being ahead of a regard for the sanctity of life its decline is inevitable. Please pray that the tide turns against abortion in the UK and all other nations.