Advancing The Sanctity Of Human Life On Capitol Hill

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE


Why Should We Value the Unborn?

The Bible is very clear on the topic of the sanctity of human life, especially preborn children in the womb. The value of human life is intrinsic as every person is created in God’s image and very precious to Him (Gen. 1:26–27).

As stewards of the life God has given, we are to uphold its sanctity from conception to the grave. Therefore, ending an innocent unborn child’s life because of inconvenience or emotional factors is unjustifiable and violates God’s clearly defined moral order.

Here are some Scripture verses that address the value of preborn life:

“Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3, NASV).

“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the One who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone . . .'” (Isaiah 44:24, NASV).

“But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father, we are the clay, and Thou our potter; and all of us are the work of Thy hand” (Isaiah 64:8, NASV).

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16, NKJV).

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV).

But when He who had set me apart before I was born and had called me through His grace . . .” (Galatians 1:15, RSV).

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit…[saying] ‘As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy'” (Luke 1:41, 44, NIV).

The Lord Jesus Christ began his incarnation as an embryo, growing into a fetus, infant, child, teenager, and adult: “While they were there, the time came for the baby to born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son” (Luke 2:6-7, NIV).





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