JD: We need to now get down to the bottom line. Let’s get down to the moral and ethical issues of abortion because there are a lot of people who claim to be Christians who hold to some form of the so called pro-choice position. What do you think is the single most important Biblical argument that we should use when discussing this with Christians?
DJ: Well one of the things that is frequently talked about is when life begins and that is certainly is a very good place to start. But generally people think in terms of physical life but I would add another dimension into this and that is when does someone become a living soul. In Psalm 139, David said, you form my inward parts, you covered me in my mother’s womb, I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, my frame was not hidden from you when I was made in secret. And then in Jeremiah chapter 1, the Lord says to Jeremiah before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born, I sanctified you, I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
So, the question is this, when does a new soul come into existence? And we would believe that the Bible teaches that at the moment of conception that we are descendants of our parents and of our ancestors both body and soul and at the very moment of conception a new soul comes into existence. Now if that is the case this is a living soul from the moment of conception. You have to even consider the incarnation of Jesus Christ. At what point did he become a man? Was he a living soul at conception? Yes, he took on human form at conception.
So, it’s a matter of this is a living soul that has a physical body. I think that’s the most important argument that a Christian needs to understand.
JD: David James, a Biblical thinker with the answer to the question when does life begin.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
You may be thinking how does the question when does life begin play into an end time scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy. Well, let me remind you that abortion is murder and murder is blasphemy against the Lord God. Since all have been created in the image of God blasphemy is when you try to destroy God’s image in human kind through murder.
Revelation 13:1, 5, 6 refer to blasphemy as a part of the tribulation period and the appearance of antichrist. Blasphemy will be very prevalent in and during the time of the tribulation period. In essence blasphemy is very prevalent even today with all of the abortions that are being performed. In fact, abortion, which is murder, thus blasphemy which is happening today is a powerful sign that the end of times is near.