Okay, here we go 😅🙄🙏
Before I get into this, please keep in mind that despite whatever side you happen to be on:
1. The Supreme Court hasn’t ended abortion 2. The Supreme Court doesn’t care about abortion 3. This is yet another divisive ploy to pit people against each other and distract you from the man behind the curtain. As usual.
I’m probably going to get a lot of needless hate for chiming in on this issue as a man, but this right here is the first problem. Being a man (or a woman) actually has nothing to do with standing up for the truth. This isn’t a gender issue, it is a morality issue – and morality requires objective standards.
(On a side note, I find it funny that the same crowd that champions gender fluidity suddenly now is very much wrapped up in a gender issue. Hmm.)
In either case, as a Christian you cannot reconcile abortion and Christianity. If you are an unbeliever, then my prayer for you is to first and foremost see the depraved state that the world (including yourself) are in by default, and why the good news of the Gospel is our only hope.
Once you see that, everything else changes drastically. With that in mind, my position is no different than what Scripture’s position is, but I can tell you right now that I was (regretfully) on the “other side” of this issue for the majority of my adult life before being born again. I once paid for an abortion because I wasn’t ready nor wanted a kid in my life, and although I wasn’t there in the medical room getting my uterus suctioned out – I still consider my actions as murder and something I heavily regret and have repented for with great anguish.
I also dated someone who had a rape baby, and as difficult as it was for her at the time – she honestly never looked back the moment she got to hold her child in her arms.
In either case, if the Gospel seems foolish to you today, then these words will also seem foolish, and probably offensive, to you. If you believe the Gospel, but you also believe that abortion should be legal, then I challenge you to continue reading because these two things are not compatible whatsoever.
Today there are many arguments for keeping abortion legal, but the strongest and most non-selfish are these four, often called the SLED test:
1. Size 2. Level of Development 3. Environment 4. Dependency
At the core of the abortion debate is whether or not an unborn child is a person. I’ll pause right here and ask you to call to mind the many times in history when similar such debates arose in society, aiming to determine whether a group of people should be considered persons deserving of rights.
Just think, and let’s recall together if at any point in history these kinds of conversations lead to anything morally productive.
The reality is that personhood is the only thing that we DO have in common. And according to Scripture, this personhood bears the image of the Creator Himself. What a profound sense of identity and importance. But how do you know if you are human or not? That’s a silly question, because the answer is a DNA test. A monkey is not created in the image of God, a human being is.
If a scientist was told to look at only genetic profiles to determine whether they were from an animal or a human - the age, size, level of development or location of these organisms would never even come into play. A fetus has a full set of human DNA at the moment of conception.
Likewise, when a murderer kills a pregnant woman today, we charge him for two killings – not one.
It is a slippery slope to draw a line in one place that you are unwilling to draw in another, and as believers of the Gospel it is impossible for us to reconcile a belief in Scripture that tells us we are made in the image of God and prized among creation, yet justify drawing the line where we see fit on what determines that special status or not. We are not God and we never will be. The SLED test enca