Controversy: Abortion, Choice & Life. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. Added to that, God has given humans freewill but in the exercise of that freewill, not everything we are free to do achieves the abundant life God has planned for us.
The abortion debate is emotive and relies on some very challenging and conflicting questions. Including should a woman be forced to raise a baby conveived on rape?
During the enslavement of Africans in the US and Caribbean, rape was commonplace, and those great African women chose raise and love those children conceived in violent circumstances. So as difficult as it may appear, it is possible.
A woman should have control over her body – true.
We also know in life there is no risk free or consequence free decision. The decision to terminate a pregnancy carries many risks and mental consequence which are not openly discussed in the control argument.
God has a vision of abundant life for us humans and God has promised to walk with us through all the difficult situations of our lives. God promises to make a way where there is no way.
Abortion replaces God as our supporter, deliverer and redeemer with death.
Christians should stop arguing abortion from the right / wrong position and help people to understand how they can overcome every situation where the option can be abortion. Many women will trust God, many won’t.
And that’s the issue; each individual makes a decision to trust God or death.
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The controversy series addresses some tricky topics most of us avoid or try to explain badly; hopefully with a new or different perspective to the traditional narrative of good and evil.
Interestingly, in a spiritual context – good and evil are branches of the same tree – the tree that leads to death. Confused? Don’t be.
God explains there are two trees. One tree is Life, the other is the knowledge of good and evil. The tree of life leads to life; the good and evil tree leads to death. So, let’s clarify – good and evil are on the same tree – the tree that leads to death.
Hence when Christians do linguistic acrobatics to explain their faith and these tricky topics; they are actually speaking from the tree of good and evil – death; and not the tree of life.