Just because he cannot cook or count, doesn't make him any less alive,
Months ago he couldn't even breathe, yet given time and love he will survive.
The question of life before birth has been a contended one for many generations, that has received even more attention and deliberation ever since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Many have been halting between two opinions whether life truly starts before birth.
Reaching for the Bible we will look at what the word of God teaches about when and where life begins and how we are to think about it. After all God, being the creator of all human life, should be best able to teach us how to think about life before birth.
The biblical term used in the King James Version to refer to a woman who is pregnant is "being with child".
Speaking of a child is definitely speaking of a living person, not just a mass of cells.
And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
2 Samuel 11:5
The medical terms used for developing children have detracted from the understanding of life before birth. GOD described the children in Rachel's womb as 2 nations.
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb.
"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
When yet in the womb the unborn child is already the Lord's reward. This is clearly a human soul, not just a blastocyst or fetus that is expendable.
The LORD devotes a whole chapter in Psalms to help us understand the reality of a life yet unborn.
Proverbs 139 stands as a pillar in the faith of a believer that even before birth each person is known to GOD.
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
"My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!"
Even the most knowledgeble medical professionals with the most advanced tools and technology cannot yet fully comprehend how a baby is made within the womb.
"As thou knowest not... how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
How more specific do you want to hear it? John heard Mary's voice. It is common knowledge today that the unborn can hear from a certain age. Here it is already made known to us in Scripture.
And even more he is called a baby in his mother's womb, and he could leap for joy! He was listening too.
"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost"
As Christians we look at the facts and it overwhelms the heart with a sense of duty towards the unborn, who's lives are threatened to be taken from them at every occasion.
We cannot change the laws that give freedom to woman to do to their unborn as they wish. God has given men and women a free will.
What can we then do?
Many women feel they have no other choice but to do an abortion. Either circumstances or family forces them to have no other option.
Many critics of anti-abortion campaigns lay this blame at the door of those who cherish life... what will be done with the millions that are aborted every year?