Before I post more denominational views on abortion and the sanctity of Life, I want to take a look at how a CHRISTIAN is to view these issues, according to the Word of God, not by me or anything else. God has specific plans for all, until the end, including unplanned pregnancies.
A person is either prolife or prochoice – until faced with the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy either of your own or a daughter or friend. A Christian is supposed to be prolife no matter what. How did the Church get so off base?
Social issues, as abortion is characterized, at one time were set in stone, literally, just as the Ten Commandments were. While the Church grew and became diverse, the Word of God was foregone as a memory of an ancient bygone past.
Are the Ten Commandments an answer to the social issues of the Church? The Ten Commandments addressed murder, lust, adultery, idolatry, lying, deceit, using God’s name in vain and even made one day holy to worship Him only. Evidently, these were social issues not just of that day, but for today and always. We have churches that advocate a lot of ‘excepts’ and ‘buts’ and ‘maybes’ in their position papers today. There is always an out to keep everyone happy and not offended by doctrine. Don’t lean on your denomination’s stance on abortion if it includes ANY out to abort; it is wrong and irresponsible. Lean on the Word of God.
Abortion was addressed in the Ten Commandments, “You shall not murder.” Abortion was also addressed by Jesus: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Would we murder our neighbor? Who is our neighbor? Our ‘neighbor’ is those other than ourselves including an unborn, unplanned child.
An unplanned pregnancy may not be a right time for you, but not for God. Have you thought about the unplanned JOY you will have?