All moral and ethical issues must be settled by an objective standard. We can talk a lifetime about what is right and what is wrong in our opinion and get nowhere. To do this type of thing would be like a dog chasing its tail, and much of this is being done in today’s society. Programs like the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jerry Springer, The View, and other similar shows reach no objective right and wrong. Programs like these teach the evolutionary idea of the survival of the fittest. They equal nothing more than animal conduct.
Who in all the world today can give us objective absolutes in moral and ethical conduct? Can the United States government do so? Can the Russian government do such? What about the Chinese, the Japanese, or all the nations in the world giving us objective right and wrong? No matter who or how many people or governments, objective right and wrong for the people of the whole earth does not reside in the human power and being. So where must we go to establish objective right and wrong for humans?
We must go to a power and being above mankind when it comes to what is ethically right and wrong. Of course this pulls God and His Bible into focus when man considers objective right and wrong, what is true and false.
Where does man get his rule for wearing clothing? Where does man get his rule for being truthful, helping his neighbor, for civil rights, for children’s rights, and social justice? Do not all these come from the Bible?
Why is it objectively wrong for older people to rape little children? Why was it wrong for Adolph Hitler to slaughter 6 million innocent men, women, and children of the Jewish race in the horrible prison camps during World War II? It was wrong because the Bible taught it so. You see, we must have the Bible in order to discern good and bad, right and wrong.
Now what about abortion? Is it right or wrong? Is it murdering a human being when performed? Is mankind sinning when he kills the unborn? Our question is not what man says but what does the Bible teach? Remember, it must be decided by the Bible which is far above the human family.
What must we establish to prove abortion of human babies is sinful and wrong? We must prove babies are human beings while in their mother’s womb. And this we shall do in a simple fashion.
The Bible teaches that human life starts at conception. Please look at and consider these Bible verses.
- Psalm 51:5 – “In sin did my mother conceive me.”
- Luke 1:36 – Elizabeth “conceived a son.”
- Luke 2:21 – Jesus was named by an angel “before he was conceived in the womb.”
- Job 3:3 – At conception a male child was conceived.
- Hosea 9:11 – Where there is no conception there is no pregnancy and no birth. Thus, human life begins at conception.
Verses like these could be multiplied but these will suffice. If Mary the mother of Christ had aborted Him at any time before birth and had He died, would she have been guilty of murdering the Savior of the world? This shows that humans are human while in their mother’s womb. So to kill an unborn child is to be guilty of murder. The Bible says, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exod. 20:30; Rom. 13:9).
—Malcolm L. Hill
Former President of Tennessee Bible College