Guest Article by Ray Ashmore


December 1, 2021

  Hmm… So an embryo’s viability depends on whether it has

attained life or not? At what stage can an embryo be considered

to have “life”?

What is the opposite of “life”? A pile of growing goo? Nope.

Life only has one opposite—“Death.”


An embryo is a living organism, not at “viability,” but at

conception. If an embryo has life and is not dead, that growing

organism has Constitutional rights-to-life.


This is an argument based on the Constitution. But as Christians

we ground our beliefs in the scriptures.


“Did not He who made me in the womb make them?

Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?” —Job 31:15


“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born I consecrated you.” —Jeremiah 1:5


“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me

in my mother’s womb.” —Psalm 139:13


“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who formed you

from the womb. —Isaiah 44:24


And now the Lord says, Who formed Me from the womb

to be His Servant” —Isaiah 49:5


“He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s

womb.” —Luke 1:15


I believe that all who call Jesus Christ their Savior must believe in

the rights of the unborn. If not, those who advocate for women’s

rights to abort babies, justifying their claims to own their own

bodies, and continuing to hold this point-of-view, will hear Christ’s

words in the Last Day, “Depart from me. I never knew you.”


Having said this, let me make another point, a very important point.

In the disagreement between those who insist on women’s choice

and those who believe in rights of the unborn, both groups tend to

appeal to the Constitution as the foundation for their arguments.

For Christians this is a no-win position. Why? The Constitution

does not clearly address the problem and contains within it the

seeds of humanism. The arguments will go round and round

endlessly, with no resolution in favor of the rights of the unborn.


Another fundamental foundation exists for Christians. They should

understand it, appeal to it, and pledge their allegiance to it. The

foundation is a clear scriptural teaching: immoral choices,

including fornication, adultery, same sex relationships, and

abortion, are violations of the Triune Image in human beings, male

and female. God created beings should reflect His image and also

create as He creates. This is the reason God created man and

woman to be in a covenant relationship. Their oneness and

knowing of one another creates little humans in their likeness.


Further, the Triune Image demands the following: First,

faithfulness to marital covenants just as the Father, Son, and Holy

Spirit honor their eternal covenants with one another. Second,

faithfulness to the God of creation by committing ourselves to

respect and protect all of His creation, including His creative hand

moving within the womb of a mother. And third, faithfulness to the

Eternal Lamb, who gave His life in order to redeem His creation

from the clutches of unrighteousness and death.


Jesus paid the ultimate price on the cross, was resurrected, and

ascended to be King and Lord. The scriptures declare that “we are

not our own; we have been bought with a price.” Therefore, we are

to glorify Him in our allegiance, our choices, our commitments, and

our obedience to His teachings and commands.


Our bodies and the living beings growing within belong to God and

Him alone. Any continuing abuse of this, without repentance and

confession, abrogates the salvation covenant we made with Him

and dooms us to an eternal divorce from the joy of His presence.

Raymond E. Ashmore
Imparting Life Ministries

First Love Ministry
a ministry of Anglemar Fellowship



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