What the Book of Exodus Says About Abortion

Episode 555 Show Notes 

From the Show

The scriptures are clear that life begins at conception. Even in the womb God is at work in us. Think of the story of John the baptist in Elizabeth’s womb. Mary goes to meet Elizabeth early in the Gospels, and we read that John leapt in Elizabeth’s womb. It is as if John, in the womb, is able to recognize the presence of Jesus Christ.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. What book of the Bible should I introduce to the youth group that I am a leader in?

2. I know as a Christian we should read the bible ourselves but what do you do when you’re scared that you will interpret it wrong? What do you do when you have trouble navigating your bible for answers as well?

3. Did Jesus mean for us to repeat the words of the Lord’s Prayer, or is the Lord’s Prayer merely a guideline for the things we ought to pray about?

4. I have encountered people who accuse Christians of not knowing their Bible when they are pro-life “because Exodus 21:22 only calls for a fine if a baby is aborted–” obviously they are mistaken in interpreting “miscarriage”as being anywhere equivalent with abortion. But my question is: in the Hebrew, is there grounds for some of these Bible translators to use the word “miscarriage”instead of something like “premature birth–” as translations like the NASB do?

Resources

GOSPEL OF JOHN: LEADER’S EDITION (WORKBOOK)

Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story by Michael Horton

The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between by Gregory Koukl

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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