Why I Am Pro-LifeNovember 21, 2019 - Isaiah 5:20
Adrian RogersSave Article
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 5:20
Under the clever guise of “choice,” abortion is not only legal, but also societally acceptable in America.
Adrian Rogers reminds us of three sure things in regards to choice: “You are free to choose. You are not free not to choose and you are not free to choose the consequences of your choice.”
Ultimately, to say you are “pro-choice” means you are “pro-abortion.”
Pastor Rogers gives three reasons why he chooses to be pro-life, and why you should, too.
“I am pro-life because it is a matter of life.” The Bible does not distinguish between prenatal and postnatal life; it speaks of babies in the womb as persons. It is not a part of the mother’s body. It is a new life, with its own blood type and DNA. When a mother is pregnant, God Himself is forming a child within her. It is an object of God’s love and concern.
“I am pro-life because it is a matter of love.” Abortion transgresses the Golden Rule: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12). However you want people to treat you, treat them that way. The gruesome nature of abortion is something we would want to avoid happening to us. So, why would we allow it to be performed on a baby?
“I am pro-life because it is a matter of logic.” Many of the pro-choice arguments surrounding conception and the “beginning of life” disregard nature and negate drastic strides in today’s medicine. In regards to the arguments about rape, incest or deformity, we must remember we cannot play God in these cases.
Where do we draw the line? Does God not have a plan for every life He creates in a womb?
In conclusion: the fact that there are debates in favor of killing unborn lives should cause us to mourn, and to respond in anguish. There is much to be done to protect unborn lives. It starts with knowing without doubt that every life matters in the eyes of God.
Apply it to your life
Be informed. Vote for life. Have compassion on the unwed mother and teach forgiveness to people who have had an abortion. Speak out clearly. Refuse to be swayed by the high sounding arguments, pray for this nation to repent, and above all, preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.