Will God Forgive Someone If They Had An Abortion?
Welcome to Bible Question and Answer, our bi-weekly series where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them.
Question: My understanding about sin is that every sin can be forgiven by God except murder, this is a unforgiving sin. What should a person do that has had to make a decision to abort a child? Will that person never be forgiven?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Patty.
Actually, there are three things that God requires the death sentence for. Murder, rape and homosexual acts (Deuteronomy 22:25, Leviticus 24:17 and Leviticus 20:13). Meaning, our Father will not forgive them in the flesh, they have to be sent to God for judgment.
To be clear, the unforgivable sin is not murder. The unforgivable sin is to deny the Holy Spirit. Please turn your Bible with me and note these events are those spoken of in Luke 21:12-15 which occur during the Tribulation.
7 “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
8 “Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:”
9 “But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.”
10 “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”
How do you blaspheme the Holy Spirit?
By denying it. By refusing to allow our Father’s Spirit to speak through you if you are delivered up before Satan during the Tribulation.
11 “And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:”
12 “For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.“
This is the unforgivable sin, to deny the Holy Spirit in that hour which is the hour of temptation (The Tribulation). To be clear, this does not take place until the Tribulation of Satan and even then only the Elect could possibility commit it.
I personally do not believe anyone will commit the unforgivable sin. Patty, I would like for you to read, “The Saints and Their Role in the Tribulation” which will help give you a better understanding of the witnessing that will take place during the Tribulation.
Concerning abortion. A person who has had an abortion should ask God for forgiveness. Abortion is a very sad thing. I would like for you to consider though what society has done to people in general concerning the thought of abortion. They have desensitized abortion to where people think having an abortion is a common thing to do, where abortion is the solution to a “problem“. A child should never be considered a problem. All I mean here is that in times of old an abortion was unthinkable, where today our young people are taught abortion is an acceptable thing to do. Society teaches our young people having a baby might “ruin” their future.
With that having been said, someone who decides to have an abortion with those reasons in mind has effectively been brainwashed and desensitized into believing a lie. It is obvious to me they do not understand exactly what they are doing though it should be obvious. One thing is certain our Father is absolutely fair in his judgments and I would like you to remember our Father is a heart knower (Acts 1:24, 15:8).
I am sure there are many people who made the terrible decision of abortion only to become Christians later in life and regret their decision. God is fair and He is the judge. I would tell that person to repent and ask our Father for forgiveness and then serve Him to the best of their ability each and every day.