While the answer to the question posed in this article’s title may be obvious, God helped me see the life issue at an even deeper Biblical level in recent months. 

Most Christians rightly say – because God is the author of life, He created us in His image and “knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139)” – the Bible makes a clear case for being pro-life. 

But what if you could make a clear Biblical case for life without referencing any of those ideas? 

In the gospel of Matthew, a lawyer asked Jesus, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus answered, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. Love God above all else. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

This, of course, is the Great Commandment and the first part of our main mission as Christians. 

Then, in the last chapter of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

This, of course, is the Great Commission and the second part of our main mission as Christians. 

So, what does this have to do with the life issue? 

Ask yourself this: how does having an abortion, supporting abortion, or advocating for someone else to have an abortion help one live out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment? Everything we do as Christians must line up with these ideas given by Christ. 

I made a video discussing this and three other ways you can make a Biblical argument for life. I’ve found them especially helpful when talking to Christians who consider themselves to be pro-choice. I hope you have a chance to watch and that it blesses you!