God Is Pro-Choice

March 11, 2011

My post last Friday on abortion got a crazy amount of traffic and response. Because it only dealt with the emotional side of abortion, I wanted to follow it up with this practical post.

God is pro-choice. He gave Adam and Eve the choice of good trees or an evil tree. When they made their choice, they suffered the consequences.

A woman does not have the right to “choose” whether her baby lives or dies. She has already made her choice by willful intercourse. She now is responsible for her choice. Abortion is not a choice, it is murder. 

Notice, following are not three reasons I don’t believe in abortion. Frankly, my opinion doesn’t matter. Neither does yours (no offense). Our opinions are faulty, based on limited knowledge and understanding, and subject to change. God’s opinion never fails, is based on complete knowledge and understanding, and never changes.

So it doesn’t matter what you and I think; it matters what God thinks. And that’s why He wrote us a beautiful letter called the Bible; so we would know what He thinks. Here’s what He thinks about abortion:

  1. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father…” Ezekiel 18:20 – In the Bible, God teaches us personal responsibility. We are responsible for our actions. Abortion is an attempt to shirk responsibility for previous action. An innocent child is paying for the sin of a guilty adult.
  2. “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…” Matthew 7:12 – President Ronald Reagan said, I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” Abortion is selfishness. It is choosing personal convenience over a child’s life.
  3. “The thief cometh…to kill… I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – Jesus (John 10:10) Abortion is playing God. Some argue that it was done “out of love for the child; it would not have had a good life.” No one can take the place of God and say that another’s future is not worth living.

Consider this: The father is sickly, the mother has tuberculosis. They’ve had four children. The first is blind, the second is dead, the third is deaf and the fourth has TB, like his mother. The woman finds out she’s pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you consider recommending an abortion? If you would, you would have killed Ludwig von Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all time.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. I could go on and on about how the Bible teaches we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the womb by God (Psalm 139), or about how the infancy narratives about the birth of Jesus show that his cousin John the Baptist had a personality in utero.  While still a baby in the womb, he leapt for joy.  And the same New Testament Greek word brephos is used to describe John’s inter-uterine joy (Luke 1.41), the baby Jesus (Luke 2.12, 16) and the children approaching Jesus during his ministry (Luke 18.15).

But the bottom line is that abortion violates Scripture.

God is pro-choice. Abortion is not a choice; it is murder.

Thou shalt not kill. – Deuteronomy 5:17

125,000 precious children were murdered yesterday. 125,000 more will be slaughtered today. Are you okay with that?  Comments