Does the Bible show Jesus supports Abortion in Revelation 2:23?
The question itself is inflammatory rather than looking for a genuine answer, but one will be provided nonetheless.
The passage reads; “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
There are several things to note in the passage in order to understand why the question can’t be genuine. First, Jesus is speaking to a church in Asia Minor that had allowed false prophets to influence their behavior in a way that directly rebelled against Him. The false prophets themselves were going to be held accountable, and if the church didn’t turn from their false teachings, they would join them. That is as plain as the passage could possibly be taken. Narrowing in on the passage that says, “I will kill her children with death” only worsens their argument. People who argue for abortion do so hoping to prove that it’s moral to do so. Yet if we allow that this passage is speaking of the unborn or newborn, it calls it killing and causing the death of children. That doesn’t help their case. This is what then solidifies our own. Whose children are they? 3 verses prior, Jezebel is mentioned. Queen Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab of Samaria, was a historical human being who lived 800 years before Jesus and one decade short of 900 years before the writing of this book. Unless we believe that the Bible was inaccurate in reporting Jehu having her thrown out a window to be eaten alive by dogs, and she somehow managed to survive for almost a millennium to influence this church, she’s a symbol for her legacy of introducing and enforcing Baal worship in Israel and murdering the people who stood in her way. If the mother is a symbol, it’s reasonable to conclude that her children are as well. It is almost as unwise to read the last book of the Bible before being familiar with the first 65, as it is to take the objections of internet atheists seriously.
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