WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT ABORTION by Stve Cole

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Unformatted text preview: 3). should be declared human until it has passed certain tests regarding its genetic endowment and that if it fails these tests it -ethics at Princeton, argues that if a child is born with hemophilia, to allow the parents to kill him so that they could replace him with a normally healthy child may be morally right (cited by Piper, ibid., p. 217, note 3)! B. The Bible ordains the penalty of life for life when the life of an unborn child is taken (Exod. 21:22-25). The earlier edition of the NASB had an unfortunate translation that slanted the reader toward one of two possible interpretations, but not to the best one. The updated edition has corrected the problem. The earlier e child so that she has a miscarriage, yet there is no further injury, he shall surely be fined as the they would be that to kill the fetus is only punishable by a fine, nothing more. the following verses (23-25) make clear, if there is an injury, then the offender must be penalized, life for life, eye for eye, etc. These are the same penalties as in offenses against adults live birth in 11 separate Old Testament passages. It never refers to a miscarriage, although in one text (Num. 12:12), it refers to a stillborn. There is another Hebrew verb that is used for miscarriage. So the most likely meaning of Exodus 21:22-25, based upon verb usage, as well as the Old Testament high regard for pre-natal life, is that the baby in the womb has as much value as an already-born person. C. The Bible affirms the distinctiveness of individuals in the womb, thus showing that they are fully human. *Jacob and Esau were distinct individuals in the womb (Gen. 25:23; Rom. 9:11-12). nk wine, because her son was to be a Nazirite, who would abstain from alcohol (Judges 13:3-5). *Jeremiah and Paul both acknowledged that God formed them in the womb and knew them by name (Jer. 1:5; Gal. 1:15). Isaiah 49:1, 5 affirms the same thing about Messiah. *John the Baptist recognized Jesus while both were still in the womb (Luke 1:35-36, 39-44)! Thi...
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