Barnabus was Paul's travelling companion. Barnabus' epistle, which was found in the earliest, most complete collections of Scripture and was read by the early church, has this to say about abortion - "Thou shalt not destroy thy conceptions before they are brought forth; nor kill them after they are born." - Barnabus 14:11. This is a specific command by one of the earliest followers of the Lord. Reverance for human life is a fundamental tenent of the Christian faith, which is birthed from an intimate knowledge of God and His Holy Word. This sets Christianity apart from every primitive pagan culture past and present, that sacrificed infants for conveniance, and in worship to demon gods.
All human life was created by God and in the image of God.
And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100: 3
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb... Isaiah 44:24
...And forms the spirit of man within him... Zechariah 12:1
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you"..Jeremiah 1:5.
Every human life is a unique and valuable, special creation of God.
Your hands shaped me and made me...Job 10:8
For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made -Psalm 139:13,14.
Then God spoke all these words saying,..."You shall not murder." (NAS).
...shed not innocent blood...Jeremiah 7:6.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
that both thou and thy seed may live...Deuteronomy 30:19
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