Archive for the ‘Abortion’ Category

Large Scale Russian Roulette

Posted: March 1, 2012 in Abortion

The “Journal of Medical Ethics” recently posted an article promoting after-birth abortion. The Gospel Coalition posted a summary of the article: “Since it is currently permissible to kill prenatal children because they are only potential persons and do not have full moral status, then we should be able to kill postnatal children for the same reason.”

While I was appalled through the entire article and had a lot to say, I want to focus on one main problem (if “problem” isn’t the understatement of the century). You should read the whole article and when you do, make sure you do not miss this quickly passed over point. The bottom line argument is that a newborn is a human, but not a person. Humans, by definition, do not have the right to life, but persons do. Therefore, newborns, not yet considered persons, do not have the right to life. First of all, the arrogance in saying you can define what it means to be a person is unbelievable. Evidently they have it in their power to determine who is a person and who is ‘OK’ to kill. I am not saying we can’t know what it means to be a person. We can and do in the Bible. What I am saying is that we do not make up the definition of personhood; God does. This is what Hitler did. He made up the definition of who should live and die in society.

However, following their line of arguing, the question immediately surfaces, when does a newborn become a person? Obviously, the importance of this question cannot be overstated. If I had a gun to your head right now, and said I would not be immoral in killing you if you were not a person, what would be the next thing I would necessarily have to know to make sure I didn’t act immorally? It is simple: I would need to know whether or not you were a person. If I was in limbo about that, I probably shouldn’t pull the trigger, for fear that I may be immoral in my killing. So, if killing a person is immoral according to the philosophers, they need to know when a baby becomes a person, so they don’t kill them immorally. Is it at conception? Right after birth? A week after birth? They need to know when.

Thus, the all important question that can’t go overstated is, “When do newborns become persons?” Let’s hear what the philosophers have to say…

“Our point here is that…it is hard to exactly determine when a subject starts or ceases to be a ‘person’…”

“First, we do not put forward any claim about the moment at which after-birth abortion would no longer be permissible…”

Yes, you read that correctly. They have a ballpark-type answer. It is hard to “exactly determine” it. First, they give their definition of personhood. Then, they say that neurologists and psychologists alone can figure out when “personhood” is happening. Even the neurologists and psychologists, can they know exactly when a baby has passed into the “person” realm, defined by the philosophers? Can they see brain activity that equals their definition of personhood? At best, their reasoning here is equal to Russian Roulette. Only this game deals not with one person pointing the gun at themselves, but millions of persons pointing the gun at millions of helpless babies.

Can you imagine if we reasoned like this in normal life?

You walk up to the demolition guy about to detonate explosives in a building being torn down. You ask, “Are there any persons in there?” He answers, “It is hard to exactly determine when the building is completely empty of all personhood. We do not put forward any claim about the moment at which the building is empty. We usually figure out when it is in our best interest to blow it up, and then we just do it. Anymore questions?”

In everyday life, we would be appalled by this kind of reasoning. If we lived by it, people would die left and right merely because we were too self-consumed to care about the lives of others.

The title of this article should be “Playing Russian Roulette on Other People, Rather than Yourself”.

I am truly thankful that the grace of God in Christ is sufficient for these philosophers, as it is for me.

To learn more about how people view abortion in society, and the reality of abortion, check out the hit documentary ‘180’. It currently has 2,472,839 views on YouTube. You can watch it here: www.180movie.com

Skip to 9:20 to listen to Pastor Mark Driscoll address abortion. I couldn’t stop listening…

http://marshill.com/media/luke/mary-elizabeth

 

John Piper Endorses ‘180’

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Abortion

A Precious Child

Posted: December 12, 2011 in Abortion

“They may not look like a baby yet, but they look exactly as a human being should look, 21 days after conception.”

Fight for Life

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Abortion

Jer. 20:17 “because he did not kill me in the womb; so my mother would have been my grave…”

Many say there is nothing to “kill” in the womb of a pregnant woman. God disagrees. A precious baby lives in the womb. The womb is either a place containing life or death.

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name” (Isaiah 49:1). 

God was not calling and naming a piece of tissue. He was calling a child. He was naming a baby in the womb. Today, millions stand in rebellion against the One who forms children in the wombs of their mothers. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb” (Ps. 139:13).

We need more voices, like Pastor John Piper, speaking with deep conviction against this modern-day holocaust called abortion. Under God, no one has the right to be pro-choice. He has shown us the path that leads to eternal life. Choose to take it.

Want to join the movement?

Posted: November 30, 2011 in Abortion, Evangelism

Some friends and I (Collin) are going to be going to a local Waco high school and/or college to hand out 180 DVDs. Want to join the battle? Want to know more about what is going on concerning pro-choice/pro-life advocates? Let me know: Collin@Gracewaco.com

The Unborn

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Abortion

Since the release of the documentary ‘180’ God has done a work in my heart for the cause of fighting abortion. I was excited for the movie to come out because of the impact it would have on those who are pro-choice, but I have realized the impact the movement has had on me. In many ways I am being awakened to this atrocity and want to play my part as God sees fit. 

The release of this documentary was not the end of a shot at changing the global pro-choice tide, but rather the beginning of a new, powerful movement that is bringing to light the reality of abortion and causing people to give an honest assessment of what they think and believe. Truly, when people are given reason to think about whether they think ‘it’ is a baby in the womb, they are then put in the position to wrestle with how they can still be pro-choice. Either they admit they are alright with murder, run from the issue altogether, or make a 180 in their thinking.

Together with this movement to fight abortion is the advancement of the gospel. Ray and others are not saying, “Let’s put the gospel down for a season to fight for a different cause.” Rather, the love that comes from the gospel drives this movement. It is because of God and His gospel that there is such desire to fight abortion. The greatest need is for the salvation of souls. Therefore, the gospel is proclaimed in the midst of fighting to change minds about abortion. Christians know that all people are created in God’s image, including the unborn, and therefore the thought to end the life of the unborn should be unthinkable to us. Christians know that murderers will have no part in the kingdom of God and therefore we should plead with many to repent and trust in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and everlasting life!

Join with this movement as we seek to display the holiness of God, the love of Jesus and the good news of the cross!