By James A. Madison
Editor & Publisher, Florida Sun
For those who call themselves Christian or a believer of any other religion that believes in the God spoken of in Genesis of the Bible, why would THIS God give so much power to women regarding the birth of a child, if He intended others to exercise control over the woman’s choice to either abort or allow a birth to be completed.
It’s not a matter of sanctity of life; rather, a belief in the God of creation, the God of the universe who created everything with a purpose and controls all facets of human endeavor. Society is not responsible for abortion, only the individual woman who finds herself pregnant and wishes to terminate that pregnancy is responsible for the abortion. Some believe abortion is murder, but they do not wish to prosecute the woman; rather, go after medical providers or others who assist in the abortion.
Jeremiah 1:5 is often used to justify their objection to a woman choosing to terminate a pregnancy. “ 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.” What about Job 3:10-11, when he cried out to God: 10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? And King David, a man after God’s own heart: 2 Samuel 12: 9, 12-18: 9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: ,”
Church members: Which is the greater sin?
Pregnancy only happen to women of a certain age. It’s biological, and can affect the woman’s health.
I find it ironic that many who call themselves Christian stand so strongly against abortion when they make no effort to speak out against some of the root causes that would necessitate a woman to seek an abortion. For example, adultery is a sin according to the Bible, even if you just think about. Former President Jimmy Carter admitted he had committed adultery “in his heart” because he had lusted after a woman who was not his wife. In actual physical adultery cases, many seek abortion to avoid embarrassment or to save a marriage. Another example is sexual impropriety which is rampant in society today. According to the Bible any sex outside of marriage is wrong, it is a sin. Should there be a law banning adultery or sex outside of marriage?
At one time in this country the government sought to ban alcohol, but soon realized that America’s appetite for alcoholic beverages were too strong for a law prohibiting the use thereof.
Likewise, pregnancy is the vehicle in which the human species propagate. Some pregnancies are intended, some are not. Trying to ban abortion is like saying we are banning pregnancy. Sexual intercourse is the process that produces pregnancies. People are not going to stop having sex and if a pregnancy ensues unintentionally, a decision must be made. The child by God’s direction is formed in the woman’ s womb, not the man, Why?
Now, the question is who gets to decide. Abortion cannot be banned because, as the woman has control, she can self-abort at any time. The law, at least here in the United States, does not seek to prosecute a woman for terminating a pregnancy.
It just baffles me how so-called Christian claim they believe in the God of the Bible, yet, consider Him sleep on the job when it comes to abortion
Has it donned on these people that God knew men and women would run amok when it came to sexual behavior which invariably can lead to pregnancy. yet, inspite of this, He still gave women of the species the power of life or death as it relates to a completed birth.
There is a “talking point” that “We”, meaning society as a whole has killed 64 millions babies. First of all, I’m not accepting blame for someone else’s decision
What I fail to understand is, if abortion is so egregious, why does God allow this process to continue.
Some species lay eggs to produce offsprings. In that case others can exercise control if desired.
There are many religions observed in the world today that believe in the God of the Bible, Koran, etc Although religions may vary somewhat in their beliefs, there is one constant, they all agree that each individual will have to answer to their God for their behavior here on earth, whether it be good or bad.
There are perhaps many theories as to why women of the human species were given this task, And, society cannot control what God of the universe has uniquely ordained as a woman’s choice, whether good or bad.
Think about it.