The topic of abortion is one not many want to discuss regardless of the position on the issue one stands. Our politically correct society fears offending man yet has no fear of offending God. Whether pro-life or pro-choice, the sad truth is that there are Christians too who for whatever reason believe in the right to choose. I believe some of this reasoning is a direct result of years of being desensitized through the media of what is considered to be right or wrong.
We as Christians are taught to seek God’s answers, not to rely on our own understanding. That means following God’s word not our feelings. As hard as this may be in a culture that is in direct conflict with God's word, it is our duty as Christians to do just that.
The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who resides in us, whom we have received from God. We are not our own, but have been bought at a price, so we must honor God with our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19). Regardless of how a pregnancy came to be: rape, incest, unprotected sex, how can the act of abortion EVER honor God? Jesus made it very clear: “Whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10: 38- 39). We all have crosses we must carry, and unfortunately for some of us those crosses seem insurmountable, but remember who it is you are commissioned to follow.
Jesus also said, “I have told you this so that you may have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” (John 16:33). In this world rape happens, unwanted pregnancy happens, horrible things happen, but God has already conquered the world. It is in HIM we must seek peace if we are to ever truly possess it. We are called to be children of God. That means doing what seems impossible for us, but knowing with God it is possible. It means taking up your cross, no matter how large and believing that God will walk you through it.
God’s promises are good. The world’s promises are questionable at best. Through scripture God’s promises have been proven to be true; through history the world’s promises have proven to be false. Standing on the side of pro-life may be politically incorrect, but as a Christian, it is the only place I am permitted to stand, for it is my duty not to please man, but in thought and deed to please God.