Don’t just drink the milk, eat the Meat.
I was perusing other blogs today and came across a comment made to a prolifer: How can you be prolife if you eat meat? As stupid as I think that statement was, to some it is a valid question. Let me try to explain:
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”
Part of the ‘abortion argument’ is clear in the above Scripture – we are made, created, in the image of God, not of anyone or anything else. God alone in His perfect Will created every human being to be born.
At any rate, God made man and woman in His own image and gave them (us) authority over all animals for food and covering, even after their disobedience:
“Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.”
God sacrificed animals to give covering with their skins to Adam and Eve. The argument is weak for a prolifer to question whether or not to eat the meat of an animal. What Scripture does say is that we cannot harm or murder each other, “Thou shalt not kill”, which is the other part of the ‘abortion argument’: We are made in His image and we are not to kill each other – or abort another for any reason.
Part of the conclusion is this: being a moderate prolifer is not helping anyone, only solidifying the need for ardent Prolifers that know LIFE is created by God and thus up to Him to take away, not anyone else. The moderate prolifer has to get from the milk of Scripture to the meat of it to understand the fullness of the Gospel regarding the complete message of LIFE.