This is the question that torments many women who committed this terrible crime. Their number is very high. According to statistics, there have recently been 1.8 abortions per woman in Moldova, that means almost two aborted children per woman. Obviously, not all women have committed this terrible murder, and yet their number is enormously high. One of the doctors told me that there are many women who had 40-50 abortions, that means they killed their own 40-50 children. It’s impossible that these women sleep and live peacefully, after burdening their conscience with terrible crimes. They want to know what will happen to their children that were killed mercilessly.
Aborted child’s life has the same value
Life of each of us has a great value in God’s eyes. People do not value their own and other people’s life as God values it. The life of the fetus, i.e. of the child that is still in the womb of his mother, has the same value as the life of each of us. I invite you to read in this regard the article What does the Bible say about abortion? that has been previously published on the portal http://www.moldovacrestina.net
God does not give a clear answer concerning the eternal destiny of dead children
There are not passages in the Bible that clearly say what God will do with the souls of aborted children, or of children who died before reaching the age of their own conscience. But, there is a biblical passage which throws some light on this topic.
God found something good in Abijah
Abijah was the son of Jeroboam, a bad king of Israel who led a whole nation into idolatry. When Abijah fell ill, Jeroboam sent his wife to the prophet Ahijah to ask the Lord about the fate of the sick child. I do not give here all the details, which are very interesting and I urge you to read by yourselves the book of 1 Kings chapter 14. I just want to draw your attention to the answer the prophet Ahijah gave to the wife of Jeroboam:
Now you, arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die. All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he alone of Jeroboam’s family will come to the grave, because in him something good was found toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. (1 Kings 14:12-13)(NASB)
In this child, who has not yet managed to learn the evil and idolatrous ways of his parents, God found something good and honored him with a grave. He was the only one in his family who had such a funeral. The Bible does not tell us here what was Abijah’s fate after death, but we’d like to think that it was a good one.
God will avenge the blood of aborted children
When He gave his people commandments on murder cases (and abortion is the most cruel premeditated murder), God said:
Moreover, you shall not take ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death. (Numbers 35:31)(NASB)
God set this command not because He is thirsty of the blood of the guilty person, but because the value of innocent life can not be estimated with anything in the world, any material thing, money, etc., but with another life. This is the value of life – life.
If the murderer is not punished the whole nation will pay the price
God says this in the following verses, when He speaks about the punishment for the murderer who deliberately killed.
So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel. (Numbers 35:33-34)(NASB)
Someone, who considers himself very “modern” and “progressive” in approaching things, will say that the order made by God through this law is exaggerated, it’s too medieval. It does not matter what they say. God’s laws have not changed just as the laws of nature have not changed since the creation of the world. The price of life was set by God and He is the one who asks us to respect this price. Women who killed their own children and all those who sent these women to have abortion, those who gave consent and doctors who performed the abortion, all of them are guilty of the shed blood, that has not been yet atoned for and defiles the whole country. That is why we are close to demographic catastrophe and are threatened to disappear as a nation. In addition to all evil, our parliament has passed a law that legalizes abortion.
Forgiveness of murderers is only in Christ
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth to bring a perfect sacrifice, that will be able to cover all sins of all sinners of all ages. Only through this sacrifice, those who killed children by abortion can be forgiven, if they believe wholeheartedly in the gospel, repent and enter into a covenant with the Savior by being born again. There is no other way out for them and for us, the whole nation, who have our hands full of innocent blood of our sons and daughters. God have mercy on us and work full repentance in our nation.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru