There is a small but influential circle of prochoice advocates who claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that “nowhere does the Bible prohibit abortion.” Yet the Bible clearly prohibits the killing of innocent people (Exodus 20:13). All that is necessary to prove a biblical prohibition of abortion is to demonstrate that the Bible considers the unborn to be human beings.
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- Tue, Mar 02, 2010
Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.
“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine
The following is a conversation between two Christians who have different viewpoints on the issue of birth control. (I’ve made up the dialogue, but much of it comes out of discussions we’ve had in the Bible college ethics courses I’ve taught.) Think about the points they make. You will likely agree and disagree with both of them at different times. Hopefully this will help you develop and clarify your own position, which may combine elements of both or be very different from either.
This originally appeared in the January-February 1994 issue of Eternal Perspectives, EPM's quarterly newsletter.
Our Father in Heaven, we thank you that you are the Sovereign Lord of the Universe. That no bird falls from the sky without your knowledge. That no man rises to power without your permission. We thank you that the king’s heart is in your hand, and you can turn it however you wish.
We pray for our president elect. First, we pray for his repentance and enlightenment. We pray for an awareness that he will be held accountable for all citizens of this ...