God’s Law vs Man’s Law

As a guest writer, I’d like to say that I like debating theological issues. Now there are many posts that I’d like to write concerning interesting topics, but the one in which I am going to write about today is a subject that I have personally been researching and studying recently.

That is human abortion, and why human abortion ought to be abolished. I use the word ought to signify the moral obligation we have to eradicate and completely destroy the wicked practice of abortion. Now there may be many people who would agree with this idea. Many people who think abortion is wrong, but I want to take a step deeper, and look at the reason why abortion is wrong.

Abortion isn’t wrong because the Declaration of Independence stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Abortion isn’t wrong because the Constitution stated that: “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

See people, governments, religions, churches, laws, non of theses things give people “right to life”. The only reason why we are living today is because God, in is great mercy, saw fit to create us and to continue to give us each breath we take. And the only reason why we have any worth as human beings is because we were made in the image of God. Gen. 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

The reason that abortion is wrong then, is because God is the giver and taker of life. Not man. God is the Creator, and he told us not to murder. Ex. 20:13

Definition of Murder: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.

So, what is abortion? By definition: the deliberate [premeditated] termination [killing] of a human pregnancy [the developing of a living, existing human being].

Abortion by definition meets the criteria for the definition of murder except for one thing. Abortion is “lawful”. And what I mean by this is in the Roe v Wade case it was decided that, “In short, the unborn have never been recognized in the law as persons in the whole sense.” This took care of the problem (for the pro-aborts) of “unlawful killing”. Now it is lawful for anyone to murder the unborn, because the unborn are not recognized by the law as human beings, with the same rights as human beings. Abortion is no longer murder in man’s eyes, not by man’s law.

This is the problem with following man’s law as opposed to following God’s law. Acts 5:29 “We ought to obey God rather than men.” The Supreme Court doesn’t have the right to give or take life, to give or take worth of life. Only God does.

Am I saying that we shouldn’t obey any of the laws that govern our nation? Not necessarily. That is another discussion for another time. This post was just meant to show the importance of knowing why abortion is murder, and why murder is wrong.


2 thoughts on “God’s Law vs Man’s Law

  1. This is an excellent article outlining “God’s law vs. man’s law”, since it is an idea that many people are unfamiliar with, to say the least. Especially in times when men call evil good, and good evil, and people are taught (from the public schools and the pulpits) that the state is to be obeyed, and that right and wrong is relative ( from schools) or not worth fighting for (from the pulpits.)

    I had some thoughts about the terms “lawful” that you used, when you spoke of abortion no longer being (in man’s eyes) “unlawful killing.” Technically it is unlawful, even by the laws in the United States. “When laws are made in violation of the constitution, they are null and void” (from legaldictionary.com). The Supreme Court cannot make laws, and it can only pass rulings based on constitutional law. Since Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, abortion is not actually legal, except in people’s minds. The duty of all state governors and prosecutors, when Roe was passed, was to ignore it (which they obviously did not do).

    So, this could help you dismantle it if you ever meet someone who is adamantly saying, “but abortion is legal!”

    Another thought is that men can only make “law” within God’s parameters for law. Therefore, any statute that goes against God’s standard is only that; a statute, not a law. But you obviously couldn’t use that argument in the legal system :).


    • First off, thanks for your thoughts Hannah. We always appreciate feed back on our posts.
      Secondly, I agree with you. According to modern science, a baby inside the womb is alive in the same sense that we are alive. By US law the definition of murder is: the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethough. Therefore abortion is unlawful murder in the eyes of both God’s and by the United State’s law.
      My point in the blog was bigger though. People put too much emphasis on human law. Man has no authority to oppose evil. Man has no basis, no solid foundation on which to stand on to declare that something is right or that something is wrong. Mankind does not determine the definition of what right is and what wrong is. Man cannot do any of this unless he has a moral absolute. An authority bigger than himself and bigger than that which he is judging. We as Christians know that only God can truly declare that something is wrong and that something is right. He gave Christians that power. The power, the ability, and the command to judge righteous judgment.
      Thank you for your thoughts. And for taking the time to comment.


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