“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Psalm 139:16).
On matters of life and death, the church has often found itself drawn into debates that are far too narrow in scope. As a result, we find ourselves holding positions that inadequately represent a biblical understanding of personhood. For instance, instead of advocating a more comprehensive understanding of the implications of pro-life, we speak of it only in terms of being anti-abortion; or we focus on matters such as conception, embryos, and fetuses. Personhood, and its worth, however, does not find its origin in the union of a man’s seed and a woman’s egg. Personhood is birthed in the heart and mind of God before the foundations of the world.