A pro-life protester was making the point that god has a plan for every human life based on the following quote from Scripture. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you ere born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations,” Jeremiah 1:5.
A man who was nearby asked her, “Didn’t God kill all the firstborn sons of Egypt?” He was implying that God is not as concerned with every life that is born as she seems to say. Of course, he is referring to the last plague that God brought on Egypt to force Pharaoh to let Israel go as recorded in chapter 12 of Exodus, the Passover.
The Scriptures do not actually say all the firstborn “sons,” it says all the firstborn will die that night. The firstborn could be a daughter as well as a son. The misquote may seem insignificant, but it is common among those who misunderstand the Scriptures to misquote them and read into them the interpretation they think supports their view.
When God decided to secure the release of His people Israel from Egyptian bondage He sent His servant Moses. Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites and through Moses God sent ten plagues on Egypt to force Pharaoh to release the Israelites. The death of the firstborn was the last of the ten plagues and Pharaoh finally let the Israelites go.
There is a big difference between a woman who has no health issues and the baby she carries has no health issues and decides for no good reason to kill the child by abortion, and those who die because of a stubborn refusal to surrender to the will of a Holy God. Of course, those who do not believe in God and His holiness will not find this explanation acceptable.
While we believe the unborn are created in the image of God and we need to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who do not hold this conviction will not be moved by biblical truth and you can expect them to misapply Scripture to justify their actions.
The God who respects human life from conception to natural death is the same God who will judge those who misapply the Scriptures.