Over the last several weeks the major news event has been the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft decision which could change abortion laws. Protests from the pro-abortion side have been vigorous and vehement. Because the majority of news networks favor abortion on demand, many interviews and articles have been aired with the intent of persuading people to the pro-choice side. Some of the arguments presented can seem daunting and Christians need to think clearly regarding this hot-button issue.
Abortion choice advocates say that ending the life of the unborn child is a personal, private matter that should not be restricted in any way and that pro-lifers should not impose their views on others.
Pro-life Christians argue that the unborn are distinct, living, and whole human beings. There is no relevant difference between the embryo we once were and the adults we are today that justifies killing us at that earlier stage of development. Differences of size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency are not good reasons for saying a person could be killed then but not now.
Above all, the Bible very clearly teaches that the unborn are one of us, uniquely created by our Creator.
And that is really what the abortion issue is about: Is the unborn one of us?
Nevertheless, many people want it both ways. They condemn abortion with words but want it to be legally available. They say things like, “I personally oppose abortion, but don’t want to impose my beliefs on others who disagree.”
The obvious question is, “Why do you personally oppose abortion?” If abortion does not intentionally kill an innocent human being, why be opposed at all?
Imagine if a person said, “I personally oppose spousal abuse, but I won’t impose my personal beliefs on you. After all, your moral beliefs are just as valid as my own.” If someone said that, you would not say they were neutral. You’d say their moral compass was broken.
Either a person believes that each and every human being has an equal right to life, or they don’t. Such statements make us feel uncomfortable. By taking a position, we fear offending other people and even worse, losing friendships. But Jesus made those kinds of statements on a regular basis, forcing his listeners to take a stand based on their relationship with him.
Jesus said that our reason for life is to represent him in this world, to be light and salt to his glory. It would be very difficult to carry out that mission without thinking deeply on one of the single most controversial moral topics of our generation. Join us for one of our weekend services for a biblical and practical study of abortion from a Christian and biblical perspective.
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