Summary: The conception deception began long before January 22, 1973 when The Supreme Court chose to legalize abortion in this country with the Roe vs. Wade decision.
The Conception Deception
The conception deception began long before January 22, 1973 when The Supreme Court chose to legalize abortion in this country with the Roe vs. Wade decision. Let there be no misunderstanding, the conception deception is the work of Satan. Jesus referred to him as the “Father of Lies.” Therefore, he cannot be trusted. His premises in convincing you to sin are always a lie. Sadly, the conception deception results in 4000 elective abortions a day in this country. This is more lives lost than the number that died on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Even the term “Pro-Choice” is a lie. In reality, Pro-Choice means Pro-Abortion and is a deceptive term used to counter the “Pro-Life” movement. It desensitizes the hearer and diverts attention from the core issue of the unborn child.
This form of diversion and deception is a distorted form of syllogistic argument. A syllogism consists of two premises [a major and minor premise] and a conclusion. For example, A = B and B = C, therefore, A = C. However, if your major or minor premise is wrong, you will draw an invalid conclusion. An example of this is seen in John chapter 9 when on the Sabbath Jesus restored the sight of a man born blind. Listen to the argument of the religious leaders after Jesus performed this wonderful miracle:
“They brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerly blind. Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see." Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." But others were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?" And there was a division among them…John 9:13-17.”
The Pharisees concluded Jesus was not from God but a sinner, because He does not keep the Sabbath. But their premise was wrong because they failed to realize the truth of Matthew 12:11: “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." Jesus even challenged this premise in Matthew 12:12: “How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." Satan diverted the attention of Pharisees to reject the truth. It is interesting that there was no debate concerning the miracle of sight. It could not be denied. It was living truth. Instead, the argument dealt with the timing of the miracle, the Sabbath.
Satan uses the same approach today with the unborn child. He has convinced people the timing of the life does not begin at conception. People argue today: 1st trimester, 2nd trimester, fetal viability (ability to survive outside the womb). Satan has deceived this country by challenging the truth of God’s Word concerning when life begins. The miracle of life is never contested. Satan diverts attention on the timing of when life begins. Believing that life starts after the 1st trimester, 2nd trimester or when the baby is able to survive outside the womb [a false premise] leads to an invalid conclusion, a life does not exist, therefore, I am not taking a life with abortion. So the Sword of the Spirit and the Spirit of Truth must counter this deception.
The first truth of God’s word that counters the conception deception is that LIFE STARTS AT CONCEPTION. Psalm 139:13-16 makes this clear: “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 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.” Satan has convinced people “the timing” of life does not begin at conception. But God superintends every human life from its earliest moments in the womb. David clearly implies in Psalm 139 that God is intimately involved in the process of embryological development. “You wove me” means You did unroll me. The fetus is rolled up and develops in this fetal position in the mother’s womb. Thus, from the very beginning God forms and begins to unroll the fetus. He views the fetus as human life even in this undeveloped state.
David was not some amorphous blob of tissue at conception, but a spiritual being with a sin nature. Your days are not only numbered, but your ministries already planned. Several individuals in Scripture were called to their respective ministries while still in the womb. The Lord told the prophet Jeremiah: “Before I formed thee I knew thee.” (Jeremiah 1:5) The Hebrew verb used in this verse for “to know” is yada, which goes far deeper than mere intellectual knowledge or awareness. Yada means personal commitment and intimate experience with the person known. Yada is used for the sexual union between husband and wife in Genesis 4:1. You see, God not only knew “about” Jeremiah, he “knew” him and was involved in a personal way with him before he was conceived. The prophet Isaiah speaks the same truth: “The Lord called me from the womb; From the body of my mother He named me.” (Isaiah 49:1) Likewise, the Apostle Paul said, “But when He who set me apart, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His son in me.” (Galatians 1:15)