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Here’s Why Abortion Is Wrong—Pharaoh’s Midwife Crisis

In Exodus 1:15-21, the midwives in Egypt were commanded by Pharaoh to kill all Hebrew male babies at birth. However, the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, chose to disobey Pharaoh’s decree and let the male babies live. When he questioned them about it, they responded by saying that Hebrew women were more vigorous and gave birth before the midwives could arrive.

While their response to Pharaoh could be seen as a form of deception, the Bible doesn’t condemn their actions. In fact, Scripture says that “God dealt well with the midwives” because they feared Him and saved the lives of the male children (Exodus 1:20-21).

Pharaoh had no fear of God. He had too many slaves in Egypt; therefore, why not kill all the male babies at birth? That solved the problem. He didn’t believe in one God who held him morally responsible for his actions. Instead, he had the gods of Egypt, and none of them had any moral dictates. Despite that, he wasn’t getting what he wanted. The midwives had added to his crisis.

And so it is with this evil world. To them, God is silent. They have a pregnancy problem, and it’s solved by killing babies before they see the light of day. Their only crisis is the Christian—and we are an annoying problem because we will not be complicit in the death of the innocent. For us, God’s Law takes precedence. It’s uncompromisingly binding. “You shall not kill” has no wiggle room.

My good friend Mark Spence (who brilliantly edited our pro-life movie 180) has produced a breathtakingly powerful documentary called What Is It? This documentary asks the question as to what it is that inhabits the womb of a pregnant mother. Is it human? If it is, we dare not touch it because it is made in the image of God.

“A biblical gospel proclamation shows a wicked world that we aren’t their problem. Their real crisis is terrifying. They have to face a holy God on Judgment Day, and they need a Savior, or they will perish.”

Dear Christian, be a midwife. Give all the would-be murderers a crisis. Be salt in their wound. And you can effectively do that by sharing What Is It? with friends and family. But don’t leave it there. Share it with as many people as you can, because this video isn’t just a run-of-the-mill pro-life documentary. It is strongly pro-gospel. Not only do we want to see that every child is born, but we also want to see everyone who has been born be born again.

A biblical gospel proclamation shows a wicked world that we aren’t their problem. Their real crisis is terrifying. They have to face a holy God on Judgment Day, and they need a Savior, or they will perish.

Over 100 years ago, Charles Spurgeon said, “When there was no printing press; when there were scanty opportunities of making the Gospel public compared with those of today, the Lord caused His witnesses to stand before rulers and kings and there publish, in the most public places the Word of His salvation.” The printing press gave us the mass production of books—something we take for granted today—and exploded knowledge around the world.

Nowadays, we have something even more powerful than the revolutionary printing press. Spurgeon couldn’t have imagined the magnitude of evangelistic reach we have via the internet. Through YouTube we can reach hundreds of millions with the click of a button. Help us not only stop the horror of abortion but also preach the gospel to a dying world by simply sharing What Is It?

Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort is the Founder and CEO of Living Waters, a bestselling author, and has written more than 100 books, including, The Evidence Study Bible. He cohosts the award-winning television program Way of the Master, which airs in 190 countries.

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