ABORTION OR VENGEANCE? Part 1
The topic of conversation will be centered around abortion. This is truly an emotional as well as a sensitive discussion. As I present my perspective, it is not my intent: to offend, insult, nor antagonize the reader with hyperbole. As always, my opinion will be based upon my personal interpretation of The Word as it pertains to God’s position in regard to the subject of abortion.
AGREE OR DISAGREE?
Initially, I have decided to approach this topic with a few common denominators: Can we all agree that this is a life issue? Can we agree this is an issue regarding the woman’s body? Is this an issue that ultimately revolves around the woman’s personal choice? Does God’s viewpoint on this subject matter to you? Of these four primary questions, How many Yes answers were given? How many No answers were given? What is the majority vote?
Let’s Look At Scripture
From the Old Testament, we consider Jeremiah:
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”(Jeremiah 1:5)
According to this passage, God acknowledges the child as a predestined forthcoming; living being with purpose. In the New Testament, I cite the miraculous, yet controversial birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Consider the era and traditions of that time. From a legal perspective, Mary could have been stoned. On the other hand, this birth could have stained her reputation. A young lady, who was known to be a virgin, is now to announce the fact that she is pregnant. Mary would have certainly been a woman who could have had an abortion. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”(Matthew 1:18). Finally, I present the testimony of the Corinthian writer Paul in regard to your body in which God admonishes us to present to Him as a LIVING sacrifice: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith”(Romans 12:1) Furthermore, he tells us in Scripture that our body does not belong to us, but God. “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”(1 Corinthians 6:19) In conclusion, there is a thief in our mist…The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.(John 10:10)