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 Late Rodney King (after the 1992 Los Angeles riots)
I subscribe to far-left, far-right, Christian and Atheist Facebook feeds. And I read the comments of friends who hold some of these varied views. What I am noticing is something that Bishop T.D. Jakes noticed: We are not interacting WITH each other, we are talking at or talking past each other. This drama is addicting and not at all satisfying.
Trump, in my opinion, can act like a jerk. He also gave us the lowest unemployment of Blacks. This was very helpful.
Biden & Co. don’t tell the truth any better than Trump. But they say their goal is to end racism. A worthy goal.
I would like to ask if we could talk about our values, our issues and possible solutions and which candidate best fits what we want and why.
And I/we can leave out the “jerk” statements and the “don’t tell the truth” statements and we can have productive conversations and learn from each other :>)
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?
“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.