Is Jesus Pro-Choice?

How can we know? . . . Jesus never said anything about abortion, right?

Or did he?

Jesus wrote the Bible, the Old and New Testament. He IS the Bible; the Word that became flesh. And Jesus left some statements about abortion in the Old Testament, through the prophet Jeremiah.

4 Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:4–5 (NASB95)

So, Jesus knew Jeremiah BEFORE Jesus formed him in his mother’s womb and had a plan for his life. And, from the perspective of the God who made him, Jeremiah was a PERSON after he was born, before he was born, when fertilized, and before he was fertilized.

The Pro-choice thought is that they are not for abortion, they just want it an option between a woman and her doctor. But Jesus says there are three people involved and he loves all three.

Jesus says ending a life after fertilization is killing a PERSON and the life God planned for them.

There are Crisis Pregnancy Centers that do not judge you and exist solely to love you and your baby and give you practical help and options so you can choose the best way. There are people “waiting in a line over a mile long” to adopt babies and they will love your baby and care for them just like Jesus and you want them to be loved and cared for.

Do you love Jesus and your baby enough to allow his/your child to live out God’s plan for their life?

The relationship between “Absolute Truth” and “Apologetics”

Where do you start?

In a culture that declares and asks me to sign a statement that asserts “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth,” and does not even recognize that as an “Absolute Truth Statement,” I choose to start my interactions with some people with this same discovery. After all, if we can’t even agree that something CAN be true for me AND you, what is point and the reference of further discussion?

So, if we can agree that, “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth,” is self-contradictory and therefore false, we shed the blinders of willful ignorance and we are left with, “There is Absolute Truth.” If there is “Absolute Truth” how do we find it and recognize it?

Questions.

“Absolute Truth” has left its fingerprints throughout Creation, Science and History. It is inextricably woven into the fabric of the Universe and does not need to be proposed but rather discovered. By honestly questioning our assumptions and following where the answers lead, we will naturally be drawn to recognize some things are “True, Absolutely.” And one “Truth” will point to another and the discovery will have begun.

Dominance/The Dominant Servant

An insecure dominant person will become more “dominant” (dictating) when things go wrong. They go to the only “strength” they know. A strength carried to an extreme is a weakness.

A secure dominant person will use their dominance to serve others instead of manipulating them to serve themselves. They know that they have been given dominance to serve not to be served.

Everyone on our Team exemplifies Servant Leadership and it is a privilege to work with them. But Dominant-Servant Leadership and the multi-faceted benefits it brings is best exemplified by our Supervisor.

I have precious little dominance.  I scored almost zero in dominance on a personality test.  I hate directing people.  I don’t see the big picture.  I am better one-on-one, listening, empathizing, and encouraging.

One of the things I hate to see is someone with high dominance using their God-given strength to serve themselves.  They can be pushy, rude, scheming, intimidating and more; with a trail of hurt people in their wake (and those hurt by them include themselves).

One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen is a person with a dominate personality with a servant’s heart.  They don’t try to dominate you, they try to serve you.  They use their personality to easily do the things I can’t do.  They see the big picture.  They anticipate problems and work on solutions while options are available.  They warn you of the problems that are coming.  They include others in decision-making.  They know the strengths of the people they work with and strategically suggest the best way to use those strengths.  Though they are essential they realize they are an equal member of the team, and deserve no more credit than those with other personalities and contributions who are just as essential.

Those who are greatest in God’s kingdom of love are servant’s of all.  And we can all be the greatest, because we can all serve one another.  God has given us different but equally valuable personality strengths. And when persons with dominant personalities use their strength to serve others, all the personality strengths are orchestrated for the benefit of everyone; to the glory of the God who designed us to complement, serve and love each other.

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