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This past Sunday I preached on "Our Infinite God and Infants in the Womb" and the audio and video and notes and footnotes are at this link

In Sunday School we also had a discussion on abortion arguments and the gospel and some shared of their own abortions and God's grace and how we can share it. Here is the link to that audio. Several asked for the link to the video we watched clips from of Ray Comfort answering pro-choice objections while evangelizing. Below is the excellent video that is one of the best short films I've seen in moving from choice to Christ:

In my Sunday sermon I also mentioned pictures taken from tubal pregnancies of babies just 5-6 weeks after conception that I wanted to share below.

embryo

unborn

Source: Science Photos (thelifeinstitute.net)

Below is a picture of a baby at 20 weeks:

Baby face

Lastly, the book I recommended in my sermon is Choose Life: Answering Key Claims of Abortion Defenders with Compassion (Moody Press, 2022). It's title is based on Deuteronomy 30:19 (ESV) “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live”

Here is the table of contents with some of the more helpful chapters and annotations by me in brackets, by leaders of various aspects of the pro-life movement. 

Foreword, by Dr. Alveda King [niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., founder of Speak for Life (www.speakforlife.org)]

CLAIM 1: THE COURTS HAVE ALREADY SETTLED THE ISSUE

CLAIM 2: THE FETUS IS NOT A PERSON

  1. Made in God’s Image: Personhood according to Scripture, by Jeanette Hagen Pifer [Editor of Choose Life and Professor at Talbot, Biola]
  1. Knit Together in a Mother’s Womb: The Biology of Prenatal Development, by Tara Sander Lee [Scientist and member of US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality]

CLAIM 3: MY BODY, MY CHOICE

  1. Whose Body? The Illusion of Autonomy, by D. Joy Riley

CLAIM 4: I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO RAISE AN UNWANTED CHILD

  1. The Myth of the Unwanted Child: How Adoption Powerfully Dispels the Lie, by Bethany Bomberger
  1. Mom, Thank You for Choosing Life: The Perspective of an Abortion Survivor, by Sarah Zagorski

CLAIM 5: MY CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFY ENDING MY PREGNANCY

  1. Embracing Life’s Bump: Experiencing God’s Grace in Teenage Pregnancy, by Amy Ford [president of Embrace Grace, a nonprofit equipping churches to embrace young single mothers and their families]
  1. Hope Is Found in Hard Places: Pregnant during Financial Hardship, by Christina Bennett
  1. But God Intended It for Good: Finding Purpose in Pregnancy from Rape, by Paula Ilari [formerly serving with Planned Parenthood, now director of Hope After Rape Conception, a pro-life non-profit serving mothers and their children (and part of her own powerful testimony, as her grown son Caleb was conceived by rape)]
  1. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Reimagining Pregnancy When the Baby Has Disabilities, by Carlynn Fabarez [wife of Pastor Mike Fabarez, tells of her daughter’s prenatal diagnosis]
  1. Are Abortions Ever Medically Necessary? A Life-Affirming Approach to Complex Pregnancies, by Kendra Kolb [Board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine, spent much of her career as a physician with subspecialty training to care for medically fragile and complex newborns, many of whom are born extremely prematurely. She argues that what is usually necessary to save the life of a mother is a c-section or pre-term delivery, or in the case of ectopic / tubal pregnancy that will be fatal, to remove the unborn life to save the mother’s (sometimes can be removed alive but won’t survive). This is not considered abortion, and there are ways to handle rare emergencies without killing the baby in utero]

CLAIM 6: ABORTIONS ARE HELPFUL TO WOMEN AND SOCIETY 

CLAIM 7: THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. The Voices and Values of the New Pro-Life Generation, by Charlotte Pence Bond [daughter of Vice President Mike Pence]
  1. The Hands and Feet of Jesus: How Pregnancy Centers Care for Women and Men, by Sandy Christiansen [ObGyn and National Medical Director for Care Net, a network of pregnancy centers that care wholistically for all affected by unplanned pregnancies, including dads]
  1. The Pro-Life Movement: A Last Line of Protection for Black Women and Their Babies, by Catherine Davis

 

May God help His people to help others to “choose life, not death” (2 Kings 18:32 NIV). As He does, "thanks be to God, the God, who is the giver of life (Acts 17:25), the fountain of life (Ps. 36:9), the defender of life (Ps. 27:1), the prince of life (Acts 3:15, NASB, “author of life” in other versions), and the restorer of life (Ruth 4:15) ... He not only sent us the message of life (Acts 5:20) and the words of life (John 6:68), but He also sent us the light of life as well (John 8:12) ... offering us new life (John 5:21)." https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/after-roe

 

 

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