Human life is sacred to God. He alone is the creator of all things including human life. Scripture even tells us that we are created in the image of God. What an awesome thought. But yet, in the world of today, man seems to feel that although we aren’t the creator of life, we can choose to selectively put our own values on life and in turn, eliminate life in certain circumstances. God forbid! This clearly is an affront on God and it is humankind shaking its fist at God.
Creation and the creation of human life is such an amazing thing. Ask any mother or father after witnessing the birth of their child about the beginning of this new life. This article will attempt to give some verses that show the pro-life view of the Bible. However, I could argue that the entire canon of Scripture is about life and the pro-life view as God values life so much that He would send His Son Jesus to die so that we can live forever with him (for those that call upon Christ for salvation). Being Pro-Life is not a political issue but rather a God-issue. All life is valuable to Him. The verses below will show the value that God puts on life (even life of the unborn) and then show other verses and thoughts that show how Christians are charged with defending life (see verses such as Proverbs 24 below).
Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?