Yes, abortion can be forgiven in Christianity and anyone Christian who is always forgiven. When Jesus died on the cross, His blood washed away all sins and always remember that all sins are equal before God.
Since all sins are equal, if someone who steals can be forgiven, abortion can also be forgiven. He is a loving and caring God if you turn to Him genuinely and honestly.
The issue is normally condemned as the shedding of innocent blood because abortion in Christianity is considered as taking human life. Today different Christian denominations take on a range of different stances on the issue of abortion.
Can God Forgive Anyone Who Aborts?
Abortion in Christianity is a conflict much common today and sad thing is that many women who have had an abortion often feel cut off from God.
They tend to think that they will never be forgiven for what they have done. This makes them withdraw and feel rejected worthless and alone.
As a Christian, once you confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, all your sins including abortion is forgiven as you begin a new life in Christ.
God’s love towards us will never let Him reject His children as long as they confess their sins from deep down their hearts.
Countless women testify of finding forgiveness in Christ after an abortion however, that doesn’t mean that we advise or condone willful sin. It doesn’t mean that you can go and have an abortion deliberately then ask for forgiveness.
When can a Christian Have an Abortion?
According to new and old testament books of the Christian bible, there is no explicit statement about abortion.
Some writers say that early Christians held different beliefs at different times about abortion while others in spite of the two books being silent about it.
Yes, forgiveness is why God sent his only beloved son Jesus Christ to come in human kind and die for our sins for those who believed in him can find repentance.
The Bible says “no murderer has eternal life” (1 john 3:15). God has forgiven murderers (David, Paul, Moses) but they did not contribute to commit murder after being forgiven.
Similarly, the lifetimes that often bring women to consider abortion must be confessed and be forsaken (Romans 6:12).
It is therefore no joking matter to succumb to a spirit of our age that says; “its’ better to ask forgiveness than to seek permission.” You never seek permission of committing a sin before God.
Abortion in the Catholic Church
Life begins at conception stage and this makes the Catholic Church oppose all forms of abortion procedures whose direct purpose is to destroy an embryo or fetus.
The 1983 code of canon law imposes automatic ex-communication on Latin Catholics who procure a complete abortion.
In addition to teaching that abortion is immoral, the catholic churches also take public statements and actions in opposition to its legality.
In many western countries, they hold views on abortion that differ from the official platforms that advocate for abortion.
There is a correlation between mass attendance and agreement with the official teaching of the Church on the issue.
This means that frequent mass goers are far more likely to be anti-abortion while those attending less often are more likely to be in favor of abortion rights under some circumstances.
When Can a Christian Have an Abortion?
There is a variety of positions taken by contemporary Christian denominations on the topic of abortion and Christianity.
Similarity as it is being illustrated in Christianity as sin, many denominations as catholic churches condemn it as pagan practices.
Today, different Christian denominations take different stances on the issue of abortion.
Some claim that abortion can be done when a mother’s life is in danger when one is raped one when the child is an outcast. It is never okay to assume that Christians can have an abortion when they deem fit.
However, there is only one circumstance that all Christians seem to agree with. A Christian may be allowed to accept abortion if the mother’s life is in danger and having the child will cause serious compilations that can lead to the death of the mother.
Is abortion a sin that can be forgiven?
God loves us so much and can forgive us of any sin if we turn to Him and repent.
Abortion can be forgiven in Christianity but should never be done on purpose just for the sake of it. It is not approved in Christianity to take human life and so abortion is a sin in Christianity.
Unborn children are viewed as living beings destined for mortality and both men and women are responsible for aborting them are quality and worthy of eternal punishment.
Contemporary, some Christians neglect the teaching of the church fathers on the key moral and theological issues to their own peril.
The earliest specific written references to abortion in Christian, literature are those in the Didache and Epistle of Barnabas.
Bible Verses Used Against Abortion
The bible clearly says that though shall not kill and this is one major phrase of the bible that is normally used against abortion.
Some Argue that before birth, life has not begun while again the bible comes in and states that God created us in our mother’s womb and that he has given life to us from conception.
While this Cleary states why abortion is not allowed in Christianity, that does not mean that God cannot forgive you if you abort. However, do not go and do abortions willingly as a Christian claiming that God will forgive you.
It does not work like that in Christianity since you will be making God and that alone as another terrible sin to do Christian.
God affirms the value of every human life from children in the womb to the elderly. This is confirmed throughout the scripture.
Psalm139:13-16 states that “for you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that for well. 15My frame was not hidden from you when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body all the days ordained for me were written in your books before one of them came to be
Other verses that highlight the importance of life and are against abortion in Christianity include;
Psalm 1:5, Psalm 127:3-5, Genesis1:27, Psalm 8:5-7, Job 31:15, Psalm 22:10 and Isiah 49:15. All those verses explain the issue of abortion conserving Christianity in regards to the value of life.