Monday, October 29, 2012

Partially Pro-Life is Partially Pro-Choice

In light of the opposing views of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice – also termed by some as Anti-Choice and Anti-Life – can there truly be a mixing of the two, of which one could be labeled as Partial Pro-Life or Conditional Pro-Life?

Although some would like to call themselves Pro-Life, by definition, their stance does not grant them this right. To be Pro is to be “in favor” of a particular position, not merely “in [partial] favor” of a certain belief; therefore, to be Pro-Life is to be “in favor” of life over abortion (death). It is the life of the unborn baby in the womb of their mother which those who are Pro-Life are in favor of ensuring has equal rights [i.e. Choice] to life. When one adds the words [except] to a position, they are no longer completely pro but rather partially (or conditionally) pro to the ideal.

Scripture gives us proof that God sees unborn babies as persons, before they ever come forth from the womb of their mother. Some examples are: [Jacob and Esau] Genesis 25:23 – “And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” [Jeremiah] Jeremiah 1:5 “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.”[John the Baptist] Luke 1:41 – “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.” Not to mention [Christ], which would take more space than is permitted to even remotely consider the biblical truth of God manifest in the flesh.

To call upon God to bless our nation, we must first acknowledge our lukewarmness when it comes to the biblical truth of abortion. We cannot expect our holy God to bless a people who call Him Lord with our lips, while slaying innocent blood with our hands. “Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” [n] And also said, “Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” [n]

As difficult as it may be to go through a situation such as rape or incest, we must remember we cannot allow one sin to lead us to another. God has told us in His Word that life begins at conception and how important children are to Christ. We must hold strong to the truth, even when the trials and tribulations hit so very close to home. 

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