Pro Life? Pro-Choice? (NIV)
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One of the great social issues of our time divides people into two groups: pro-life and pro-choice. The issue of abortion leaves little room for a third position: one must either side with those who believe the sanctity of life extends to unborn children, who all have the right to life, or with those who say it is the mother’s right to choose what happens to her baby.
Being someone who believes in God, and that every life is precious, I am pro-life. However, rather than passing judgment on or showing hate to those who are pro-choice, my heart goes out to them—especially to those who have had an abortion or are considering one. It is my desire to not only speak for the unborn, but also to show forth God’s love.
This raises an interesting question: Is God pro-life or pro-choice? If we’re talking about ending the physical life of an unborn baby, I believe God’s Word, the Holy Bible, makes it very clear that He has an interest in every person, even the unborn: “Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?; Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,” (Job 31:15; Jeremiah 1:5). There is also no mistaking from Scripture that taking the life of an innocent person is murder, and that putting your own desires ahead of another’s well-being is sin.
However, as emotionally-charged and socially-impacting as the issue of abortion is, there is another one of even greater importance and more vital consequence: the issue of where you will spend eternity. You see, even though you are the child of your earthly parents, it is ultimately God who created you with a never-
dying spirit and soul, and when your days on earth are over, it is God to whom you must give account.
The Bigger Question
When it comes to your eternal fate, is God pro-life or pro-choice? Does He want everyone to live forever with Him in Heaven, or does He leave it up to each individual to decide? The answer is both.
Though it is God’s desire for all people to know Him, love Him, and spend eternity with Him (see 1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9.), there is one thing that stands in the way: sin. Sin takes many forms, from the worst actions to the subtlest thoughts and attitudes, but all sin separates us from a holy God: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We don’t have to look very far to see the effects of sin, because its symptoms and end result are universal: “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
The Bible says that each person is a “servant of sin” and “dead in sins,” so the remedy for sin cannot come from within us. It must come from God, and it has come from God! “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God loves you, and gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in the sinner’s place, bearing the punishment for all the sins of those who will turn to Him.
Some people think that since God is “pro-life” when it comes to salvation, His love will prevent anyone from facing eternity in Hell as judgment for their sins. It will not. Rather, His love has already provided the way of salvation for all who will receive it, and you must choose to accept it or reject it.
Will you choose to bear God’s judgment for your sins through a never-ending eternity of torment, or will you come to Jesus Christ and be washed pure and white in His precious blood by believing that He died in your place and rose again?
If you or someone you know is considering an abortion, look in the yellow pages under “Abortion Alternatives” to find Christians in your area who will lovingly show you a better choice, and give you the help you need. If you have not trusted Christ as your Savior, come to Him now, as a sinner, and He will save you. For more help, please contact us.
“I have set before you life and death … now choose life … ‘Come now, let us settle the matter,‘ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’” (Deuteronomy 30:19; Isaiah 1:18)