Planned Parenthood Biblically Illiterate!

Like the Devil or Satan himself (Matthew 4:5, 6), Planned Parenthood may appeal to Scripture to support what the Bible itself says is wrong.

You can read more about this at the following link:

Here is the most pertinent paragraph I read in the article:

Planned Parenthood’s second-round letter to pregnant women was discovered a month later in June by LifeNews. This pastoral letter was distributed via one of the abortion giant’s political action committees (PAC) and went a step further by using the Bible to justify abortions. Here, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board told women that 1) “many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion,” 2) “abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures, 3) “there are clergy … from all regions who support women making this complex decision, and that 4) “[Planned Parenthood] will refer you to someone who will be supportive of you and your [abortion] decision.”

The claim that “abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures” is true, but the Scripture certainly condemns taking the life of a child before it is even born. Cannibalism is not mentioned by name in Scripture either, but it certainly is described and is just as certainly wrong.

That Planned Parenthood has been able to assemble a list of clergy who do not disapprove of abortion is no marvel in this day, for at least some of the clergy are lacking in a sound knowledge of the Bible. What Biblically illiterate clergy might have to say about the Bible is irrelevant to the issue.

I wrote a note for The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge at Luke 1:44 which I will attempt to share below in its original form. I placed the note there because before John the Baptist was born, he could hear and respond with joy while yet in his mother’s womb. This demonstrates that the unborn child was certainly a sentient being, a person, with feelings and emotions, and the ability to hear and react to what he heard. The note I wrote is a fairly complete analysis of what the Bible says that bears upon the abortion controversy.

Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Luke 1:44. the babe. ver. 41. leaped. ver. 41. Lk 6:23. for joy. Scripture says much that bears upon the issue of abortion:

(1) Note that Scripture here attributes emotion to an unborn child.

(2) The fetus is formed by God, Jb 31:15mg. Je 1:5.

(3) God planned the life before it took form, Je 1:5.

(4) God delivers new life from the womb, Ps 71:6. Ga 1:15, 16.

(5) Note the despondent wish for spontaneous abortion during a period of depression, Je 20:17.

(6) An untimely birth preferable to living and dying in disrepute, Ec 6:3.

(7) The majesty and marvel of life, Ps 139:14, 15, 16.

(8) Life is sacred and precious, Ge 9:6.

(9) Jesus warned not to offend one of these little ones, Mt 18:6.

(10) Christ’s concern and care seen in his blessing little ones, Lk 18:15, 16, 17.

(11) Children are given by God, Ge 33:5. 48:9. Jsh 24:3. +*Ps 113:9. +*Ps 127:3. Is 8:18.

(12) Christ esteemed children highly, Mt 19:14.

(13) Maternal love is normal, Ge 21:16. Ex 2:3. Logically, abortion does violence to maternal love.

(14) If a woman injures a man’s secret parts, her hand was to be cut off, Dt 25:11. If a man injured a pregnant woman, and (a) caused premature birth, but infant and mother otherwise were uninjured, he shall be punished by fine, Ex 21:22; (b) if the mother or child are injured or die, a corresponding severity of punishment, including the death penalty, was prescribed, Ex 21:23, 24, 25. Thus abortion, even accidentally induced, required the death penalty.

(15) The supreme value of the individual utterly argues against any possible contrary justification for an abortion, Mt 10:31. 16:26. Mk 8:36, 37. Lk 12:7.

(16) If God was utterly opposed to, and displeased with the religious sacrifice of children to Molech (+2 K 21:6), the burning of which had never been commanded, authorized, or even entered into God’s mind (Je 7:31), how much more must God be displeased with the destruction of the helpless unborn in the name of granting women the right to choice over their own bodies.

(17) God sets great value on a child. Our response to a child is our response to God, Mt 18:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. James 1:27.

(18) Conception, development in the womb, and birth are mentioned together at Ho 9:11. God has his hand in each of these stages of development, as the references show. Thus, it is unscriptural to suggest that the unborn child is not yet a person.

(19) The unborn child responds to external stimuli, can hear, for the “babe leaped in her womb,” Lk 1:41, 44.

(20) Abortion constitutes injustice to the weak and helpless, and places one under God’s curse, not his blessing, Dt 27:17, 19.

(21) We are not to despise one of these little ones, Mt 18:10.

(22) The virgin birth and incarnation began at the moment of the miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb, Lk 1:35. Is 49:1.

(23) The fact that the word “abortion” does not occur in the Bible (but see Jb 3:16) has no bearing upon the issue. “Cannibalism” is not mentioned by that term in the Bible either, and so for a host of other concepts such as millennium, rapture, trinity, infant baptism, believer’s baptism, using musical instruments in New Testament worship. There is no express command or example for New Testament believers to tithe. There is no express command to worship God on Sunday, or to observe Sunday as the Sabbath. There is no express command or example in the New Testament of the baptism of adult believers that come from Christian homes. There appears to be no express command or incontrovertible example of the precise mode (i.e. immersion, pouring, or sprinkling) of Christian baptism in the New Testament. Neither is there command or example authorizing women to receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper. There is no express example or command authorizing the taking of the Lord’s supper in the morning! The virgin birth is not mentioned in the Gospel of Mark. Repentance is not mentioned in the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John says nothing about Christ having cast out devils. We must use extreme caution whenever we base an argument on the alleged silence of Scripture (see 1 Ch 16:42n).

Though abortion is not mentioned by name in Scripture, a prayerful and submissive, careful examination of the passages adduced above should lead to the firm conviction that abortion is not in harmony with the will of God at any time, for any reason. Yet, should a woman seek and obtain an abortion, this does not constitute the committing of the unforgivable sin (Mt 12:31n). God in his mercy is able to forgive even this sin, and welcome the truly repentant sinner to his fold (Jn 6:37. 2 Cor 7:10).

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