Does the Bible Really Condone Abortion? Answers To This and Other Out-of-Context Scriptures, Part 2

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“With the same ‘Did God really say?’ tactic, these pro-abortionists want to convince you, Christian, that you do not know your Bible…So they pull passages of Scripture, completely out of context, to convince you that God is actually a murderous, baby killer….Woe be unto these deceivers and manipulators of the truth. And praise God for the gift of His Word and for the Holy Spirit who reveals the truth of God to us in Scripture.”

–REAGAN ESCUDÉ SCOTT

Read parts 1 and 3 of this series here and here.


Since the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, misinformation about abortion has continued to run amuck on social media. Satan’s lies are alive and well, and I’m sure that it is just infuriating and frustrating to you as it is to me. Praise God that the truth prevails.

A trend of misinformation from the pro-abortion side is to accuse Christians of “not knowing their Bible” and assert that a variety of Scriptures actually do encourage abortion.

We previously published Part 1 of this article that can be found here. In Part 2, we will continue to properly exegete the passages of Scripture that are being taken out of context by pro-abortionists to insinuate that God condones abortion.

2 Kings 8:12

“And Hazael said, ‘Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.’”

While pro-abortionists read this verse and conclude that God will rip open the wombs of pregnant mothers, they actually expose themselves as Biblically illiterate twisters of Scripture — just like Satan.

In this passage, Elisha is lamenting the prophecy of what Hazael, not God, will do when he becomes king of Syria. Hazael had plans to assassinate Ben-hadad, the King of Syria, and Elisha weeps, knowing the atrocities Hazael will commit in war as king. In fact, he calls these actions evil.

Isaiah 13:8

“Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.”

In this passage, Isaiah is prophesying of the wars that will take place under God’s judgment of Babylon. War during this time in history was barbaric and brutal, showing no mercy to the nations that were being destroyed.

As a sinful and unrepentant nation, Babylon would see the same brutalities that would ultimately lead to the fall of their nation. This text describes the prophesies of exactly what happen during war against them, but it does not suggest that God approves of or condones the slaughter of the preborn.

Deuteronomy 28:18-24

The core of this passage can be found in verses 18-19:

“Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.”

In this passage, God is establishing His law among the Israelites and explaining the curses they will receive if they disobey Him. Deuteronomy 28:18 actually parallels Deuteronomy 28:4 when God describes the blessings the Israelites would receive if they were obedient to Him:

Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.

In both verses, God’s promises pertain to the womb and livestock. If the Israelites obey His commands, the women will bear lots of children and the land and the livestock will also be fruitful. But in contrast, as noted in Deuteronomy 28:18-19, should the Israelites break His law, the women will be barren and so too will the land and the livestock.

Thus, the pro-abortionists are misunderstanding and misusing this Scriptural passage to make their case since the verses in question specifically refer to barrenness and infertility — not the murder of preborn children.

Application

Pro-abortionists are grasping at straws to make their case to justify the murder of preborn human beings. For years, they’ve shouted from the rooftops that the baby is “just a clump of cells,” and that abortion is “a woman’s right to choose,” but for the first time, they’ve now come to realize that they are in a losing position.

Proverbs 21:15 says, “When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

With the overturn of Roe v Wade, we are seeing a weeping and gnashing of teeth over abortion that we have not seen before in our lifetime. While most Christians are rejoicing over this decision, the wicked, pro-abortion activists continue to be deceived by Satan’s lies, terrified that they will no longer be able to commit the atrocities of abortion they have freely and legally been committing for the last 50-plus years.

With the same “Did God really say?” tactic, these pro-abortionists want to convince you, Christian, that you do not know your Bible. They want you to believe that the God you know intimately is actually a champion for abortion rights. So they pull passages of Scripture, completely out of context, to convince you that God is actually a murderous, baby killer. And if you are truly a Christian, you should be pro-abortion, too.

Woe be unto these deceivers and manipulators of the truth. And praise God for the gift of His Word and for the Holy Spirit who reveals the truth of God to us in Scripture.

The Series Continues…

In our final segment of this series, we will visit three more passages of Scripture that are twisted by the pro-abortionists to try to condone their ideology and actions. My prayer is that knowing the context and meaning of these Scriptures will equip you to combat the lies of the father of lies and bring sinners to the knowledge of truth.


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