In Ephesians 1:4, God explains through Paul that He knew each of us before the creation of the world.
In Jeremiah 1:5–7, God says he knew Jeremiah before Jeremiah was conceived. God knew his name, his parents, his coloring, ethnicity, character, and temperament—even whether he would have freckles. In God’s eyes, Jeremiah “was” even before he was conceived!
We do not need to question when life begins; God did not need our bodies, blood, or bones to “know” us. In Psalm 139, the Holy Spirit inspires David to say,
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
In this Psalm, it says God knits together the body of each child. If the mother is striving to abort the baby, she is destroying what God is putting together. That is directly against God’s will.
It is a very difficult situation when a woman or child suffers the unspeakable horrors of rape or incest. But having an abortion does not erase what has happened. For the woman, a victim, now carries the guilt of murder. That is why Christians know that abortion doubles the trauma of rape and incest and therefore should be avoided at all costs.
If you have had an abortion, here is good news: as a child of God, you know that if you confess to God (agree with God that your actions were sinful) you can ask for forgiveness. He will forgive you because Jesus paid for ALL of your sins on the cross.
On November 8, Michigan voters have a choice to make regarding Proposal 3. I pray you truly understand the complexities of this legislation. Let our babies live.
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