It Is Not Permitted to Destroy What is Conceived in the Womb

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 324

The person who has embodied true
love attains the ability and the right to
immediately possess everything God
desires to see in the original, ideal world.
Such a qualification, however, must be
attained on earth. By loving your fellow
countrymen, loving the people of the
world, and loving all things of creation,
you can feel the true love of God. (112-204,

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1272

In order to enter God’s realm of heart,
your lineage has to be the same. You
can only join that realm of heart after
changing your lineage, which originat-
ed from a different root. The stems are
different. The roots, stems and sprouts
need to be identical. For that to be so, the
great work of the conversion of lineage
is absolutely necessary. This cannot be
carried out alone. You need True Parents
for this task. (172-55, 1988.1.7)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 3

The Value of Human Life

3. Murder, Suicide and Abortion: Crimes against Life

You shall not kill.
Exodus 20.13

A man who contributes to the killing of a
believer—even with a single word—will meet
Allah on the Judgment Day, with the judgment
upon his forehead, “excluded from the mercy of
his Lord.”
Sunnan Ibn Majah 2.2620 (Islam)

Do not take life—which God has made sacred—
except for just cause.
Qur’an 17.33

A man once came before Raba and said to him,
“The ruler of my city has ordered me to kill a
certain person, and if I refuse he will kill me.”
Raba told him, “Be killed and do not kill; do
you think that your blood is redder than his?
Perhaps his is redder than yours.”
Talmud, Pesahim 25b (Judaism)

All tremble at the rod. All fear death. Comparing
others with oneself, one should neither strike
nor cause to strike.
All tremble at the rod. Life is dear to all.
Comparing others with oneself, one should
neither strike nor cause to strike.
Whoever, seeking his own happiness, harms
with the rod other pleasure-loving beings,
experiences no happiness hereafter.
Whoever, seeking his own happiness, harms
not with the rod other pleasure-loving beings,
experiences happiness hereafter.
Dhammapada 129-32 (Buddhism)

And do not kill yourselves, for verily God has
been to you Most Merciful.
Qur’an 4.29

“Surely your blood of your lives will I require”
[Genesis 9.5]. This includes suicide, except in a
case like that of Saul.
Genesis Rabbah 34.13 (Judaism)

A monk who intentionally deprives a human
being of his life, or provides the means for sui-
cide, or praises death, or incites one to commit
suicide, saying, “Of what use to you is this evil,
difficult life? Death is better for you than life”…
commits an offense entailing loss of monkhood.
Vinaya Pitaka (Buddhism)

Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty.
We shall provide for them and for you. Truly, the
slaying of them is a great sin.
Qur’an 17.31

A bhikkhu who intentionally kills a human being,
down to procuring abortion, is no ascetic and no
follower of the Fraternity of the Buddha.
Vinaya, Mahavagga 1.78.4 (Buddhism)

When the sacredness of life before birth is
attacked, we still stand up and proclaim that
no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn
Pope John Paul II 8 (Christianity)

Indeed for us murder is forbidden once and for
all, so it is not permitted even to destroy what
is conceived in the womb. To prohibit the birth
of a child is only a faster way to murder; it
makes little difference whether one destroys a
life already born or prevents it from coming to
birth. It is a human being, who is to be a human
being, for the whole fruit is already present in
the seed.
Tertullian, Apology 9.8 (Christianity)