I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions on how to perform an abortion of sorts (Numbers 5:11-31). Finally, the Bible repeats the theme that God breathes life into us. Based on this, it seems that life is not Biblically considered to begin until birth. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not pro-abortion by any means. It still *seems* disgusting and wrong to me but I have nothing Biblical to base this gut feeling on. And by the way, thank God not all sins are illegal or I would probably be rotting in prison.
We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker's, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble.