Friday, January 28, 2011

Abortion: Biblical View and Essay Conclusion

Evidence proves that abortion is murder, and if murder, then it is undoubtedly despicable to God. The clearest passage in the Bible simply states “you shall not murder”. (Exodus 20:13) That should be enough for us to base our argument on, knowing that whatever method of abortion, through murder we are breaking a clear commandment of the Lord. Isaiah 1:15 reveals a more frightening thought to what God does to such people: “When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.” We also learn from Proverbs 6:17 that the Lord hates “hands that shed innocent blood”. Aborted babies are the innocent whose blood is being shed. Additionally, God says that this is something wicked people love, as “Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways”. (Isaiah 59:7)

Millions of children are killed by abortion daily. Euthanasia for the weak, infirm, and aging is becoming more rampant. And if we ignore these issues, they will continue to grow. Our nation has become like Nazi Germany, in a more “admirable” form. Instead of torturing the people in concentration camps, we simply dispose of the unwanted ones or the ones with potential problems to our society before they are born. Or if their life quality goes down after having a stroke, going into a coma, or surviving an accident that produces brain death, we let them die “naturally” by refusing to feed them or care for them. The terminology sounds good, the logic makes sense, and we have senselessly bought into the lies about when life begins and when it should end. In both abortion and euthanasia circumstances, man feels like he has the right to play God—to choose who lives and who dies. But whether the circumstance involves organ donation, quality of life, the right to death, personhood, or special abortion cases, we need to seek Scripture for a biblical response. They are important for us to speak in to and to stand against, because if the Christians don’t stand against the evil in our culture, who will? We must be willing to do whatever is necessary to hold firm to the truth that life is precious in God’s sight, and that we never have the authority to choose who should live and who should die. God alone governs life, and is the only one with the power and authority to determine when that life should begin and end.

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As you can see, I take a strong stand for life, and I hope that through reading this that you are encouraged to do the same!

Katie

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