While most Christians are decidedly pro-life, there are still many who claim the name of Christ yet actually identify as pro-choice. There’s an additional group of people in the church who simply sit in the middle—they say things like, “I would never wish a mother to abort her baby, but I’m not going to make it illegal for her to do so.” In today’s episode, Dale and Veronica discuss why you can’t be Christian and Pro-Choice, but also why you can’t simply be anti-abortion, and why we must, as Christians, be pro-life.
Key Takeaways from this Episode
- Being Pro-Life is not a political conversation, it is a gospel conversation. When discussing abortion, we are not to be politically motivated but rather we are to be gospel motivated. Christians often forget that politics follow the culture and as Christians, it is our job to change the culture which then results in a change of politics.
- Abortion has never been about choice. Rather, it’s about taking away the choice from God’s tiniest children.
- The prevention of abortion is the prevention of a wall in the path of the Gospel. The natural inclination of a mother to her baby in a dangerous environment is to protect her baby. Yet choosing abortion is the harming of her baby; It literally requires her to violate her natural affections, which causes a great deal of shame and guilt. In order for a woman who has had an abortion to receive the Gospel, she must accept the fact that she’s murdered her own baby. Repentance will be the only way to remove the shame and guilt and receive forgiveness. Abortion is a massive wall of shame that makes the Gospel a more painful moment, so when we prevent abortion, we remove an obstacle in receiving the Gospel
- Anti-Abortion is hating evil, but Pro-Life is when that hatred of evil turns into righteous action; It’s when people actively stop the practices and places of abortion.
- Pro-Life is intentionally and actively participating in the lives of struggling expectant mothers.
- Pro-Life is fighting not only with prayer but with your presence in the circumstances of those who are in need.
- Christians have been influenced by culture, but true, biblical Christianity requires us to shed our old ways of thinking, die to our carnal ideas and desires, and be born again of the Spirit which will make us more like Christ. We begin to see things the way God does, and the closer to Him we become, the less we agree with the world’s system. This is called sanctification.
- Romans 10:9 “Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
- Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
- Romans 8:14 says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
- John 8:31-32 “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
- 1 John 2:3-6 “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
- Exodus 21:22-23. “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life.”
- Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”
- Psalm 139:13-16 “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. . .My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret. . .Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, before one of them came to be.”
- Luke 1:41: “And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”
- Luke 1:15 “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.”
- Proverbs 24:10-12 “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.