Witnessing To Your Baby in the Womb

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How To Witness to a Baby in The Womb

witness to a preborn baby

Babies in the womb hear everything that is going on around their mother. The womb is not a soundproof room. So how do you share about Christ with your baby while it's in the womb? You could read scripture. You could talk about Jesus Christ. Those are good things. But the very best way to witness to a baby in the womb is by living your life the way a Christian should. That means beginning by thinking the thoughts Christ would like you to think. Your attitude and actions begin with your thoughts. And then, living, acting, being a Christian in all your thoughts and all that you do.

Babies are learning while the are in the womb. What does a baby learn if they are constantly hearing bickering and fighting? What does a baby learn if it is constantly hearing screaming arguments? What does the baby learn if the parents are arguing over how a Christian should act, because that is what they want this baby to experience? You can't go in another room to have a fight where the kids won't hear you. The baby is always with you.

I spent many years working as a radio deejay, starting right after I graduated from high school (and before I was a Christian). You can't swear on the radio, especially back in the days when I was on the air. So I had a plan. And it worked well. I would never swear... twenty-four seven... no matter where I was or what the circumstances were. I replaced swear words with other, nicer words. That way I would never slip up and swear on the air. It worked beautifully.

By the way, although I was not a Christian at the time, this is the Biblical approach described in Ephesians chapter 4...

" reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. - Ephesians 4:22-24

The principle is that you must do more than get rid of the old... get rid of the bad habits... get rid of the sinful ways. You must also put on the new. If you just get rid of the old, sweeping out the old, you leave a vacuum into which the old will return with more power (Luke 11:24-26). Instead replace the old with the new... with what is good, and righteous, and Christ-like. This leaves no room for the old to return.

You are a Christian. You should always be thinking and behaving like a Christian... twenty-four seven... no matter where you are and what the circumstances are. Then you don't need to worry about "making a bad impression" in front of the unborn baby. That means, if there are behaviors to be changed, they need to be changed now. Before you get pregnant. Of course, that is what you should be doing anyway.

So that's the answer. When you behave as a Christian should, you are a Christ-like witness to your unborn baby who is hearing EVERYTHING that's going on, as well as feeling what its mother is feeling. Have a regular schedule for reading scripture, and read it aloud. Pray on a regular basis, and pray aloud so the baby can hear. And practice what scripture teaches. Go to a church with good, solid, expository teaching. You are the role model your children will follow, and that starts before the baby is born.

“Train up a child in the way he should go,  even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6

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The Good News

Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?

All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:

Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:

Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?

You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...

Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.