(At one point, I volunteered at a pro-life site, answering e-mails. Below you will find a letter that I wrote in response to a Catholic young woman who was arguing with me on why she believed it was all right to have an abortion.)

 

Hello Christine:

Thank you for taking the time to share your views. I read your entire letter. I will respond by taking different points that you mentioned one at a time and sharing my views now with you. This letter is kind of long. Maybe you will read it, maybe not. Well, here goes:

You asked me, "Why are you now pro life? What captured you? Was it the misinterpretations of the Holy Bible?"

First of all, I believe that God creates all babies. God gives life. And as the Creator, God is the only one who has the authority to take life away. It is true that I am a Christian, but even if I weren't a Christian, I would still believe what I just said.

And I do read my Bible, but I don't need anyone else to "interpret" my Bible for me. I John 2:27 tells me "But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him" So, no, I wasn't convinced by any "misinterpretations of the Holy Bible."

Christine, maybe YOU don't read your Bible and have never seen what God's Word has to say about the sanctity of human life, so I will share some verses with you from my King James Bible, especially since you say that you are a Catholic. And as you will see, there is no ambiguity to God's words.

Isaiah 49:1a "The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee."

Isaiah 44:2, "Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb."

Psalm 139:13-16, "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."

Ecclesiastes 11:5 "As thou knowest not what is the way of the Spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."

Christine, these verses show me that to God, babies are considered precious and important from the time they are conceived. We are His great works! Before we even register on man's machines, God has already named us as His children. God does not just consider us fetuses or zygotes or tissue. You don't sanctify and set apart for great works lifeless tissue. From day one we are created in God's image.

We self-centered humans believe that babies in our bellies are our property. But God's Word says otherwise: Ezekiel 16:20-21, "Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter? Thou hast slain MY CHILDREN, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire." Did you get that, Christine? HIS CHILDREN.

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Christine, you asked why I was pro-life and you questioned "Or was it the misinformation of medical information about fetal and embryo development?"

Well, maybe you believe it when sinful man tells you that life begins at this stage or that stage, but personally, again, I am going to believe what God tells me in His Word in the verses I showed you above. I agree with Romans 3:4 .."Let God be true, but every man a liar."

You said you just "shook your head" when you read my bio. I am constantly shaking my head and appalled over the fact that people delude themselves into believing that tearing apart, suctioning to death, scraping, vacuuming, burning -- you name the method -- babies is something to be cherished and coveted and thought of in a positive light. Abortion equals death to a baby that God created. Plain and simple. Sure, it is now legal in man's eyes, but the murder of innocent children is still forbidden in God's Word.

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And, Christine, why would I want to go against God's commands and harm His children? God's commands tell me in Exodus 20:13, Romans 13:9 "Thou shalt not kill."

And in Proverbs 6:16-19, "These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devised wicked imaginations..."

Genesis 9:6 "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man."

Revelation 21:8 "The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

Christine, you did say that you "highly disagree with multiple abortions." What? So you think that a couple of baby killings are okay, but you have to draw the line somewhere?

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Christine, you also stated, My rights are trying to be infringed, and the rights of my children when they come to childbearing age."

I don't believe that this sinful world is ever going to take away your right to murder your children. And when the children who you decide to birth come along, the world would have come up with an even more expedient, convenient way for them to kill their children if they so desire. So I don't think you have to worry too much about your rights being taken away.

As a pro-life believer, all I do is share my voice and my vote. I don't stand in front of clinics to do harm to people walking in. I don't advocate violence against abortion doctors. But isn't it interesting that the key words you used were MY RIGHTS. It is all about you. Well, according to God's Word, the baby is just as human and just as important as you are.

And I am not judging you or anyone else. All I am doing is quoting the Bible, sharing God's law. God gave us each a free will. If you or anyone else chooses to rebel against God and break His laws, He will be your Judge, not me. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, "Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."

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Christine you also asked hypothetically, How am I to tell my 12 year old daughter that she has to keep her rapist's baby against her will because she has no right to bodily integrity."

Well, personally, I would have raised my daughter from day one knowing the Lord, Jesus Christ, and knowing that the sinful world we live in now is not the way God originally created it. I would tell her that people commit evil acts, but that God is still in control. I would tell her that God will punish those who harm us and that it is not up to us to play God and to take out our vengenance on innocent babies who are precious in God's sight. I would show her how sometimes people mean things in an evil way, but that God can even turn evil into good. She would know that she is loved and that what happened is not her fault, nor the fault of the baby's. I would be with her every step of the way, whether she chose to keep her child or put him/her up for adoption.

Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

Romans 12:21 "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."

"Vengeance is mine saith the Lord."

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Christine, you stated that someone you knew became pregnant against her will at a young age and was forced to carry out the pregnancy and "Is dead now because of it."

I think that it is sad that your friend died, but I find it interesting that you seem to have no compassion for the millions of babies that have been killed over the years by abortion.

And on the other end of the spectrum, let me share a personal story with you that had a tragic ending. A girl I know who was 18 became pregnant and decided to have an abortion. She went to the hospital to have the procedure and something went wrong. The doctor suctioned out the baby and half of the girl's intestines before he realized his mistake. Now this young woman will have medical problems for the rest of her life and will never be able to have children.

My point is that bad things happen to people. Does this mean that murdering babies at will guarantees that everything will turn out great? Of course it won't. It just adds sin on top of sin.

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Christine, you also said, "No one should be forced into parenthood."

No one is trying to force anyone into having an unwanted baby and being the child's parent for 18 years. There are thousands upon thousands of childless couples who would gladly adopt a person's unwanted child. Visit an adoption site on the internet someday. You will see what I mean.

It's interesting that people are so selfish that THEY don't want their babies, but yet they don't want anyone else to have them either. A person would rather kill this child instead of allowing another family to raise him/her.

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Christine, you referred to abortion and adoption as "each is a hard road to go down."

They may both be a "hard road to go down," but at least with adoption that road isn't a one-way street leading to the death of an innocent child. Murder is final. Where there is life, there is still hope and possible promise. Sure, all adoptions don't have happy endings, but at least the story gets to continue. And, hey, even with blood families there is no guarantee that things are going to be peaches and cream.

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Christine, you said, "It's all in the eye of the beholder." That is not true according to God's Word. Here are a couple of warnings from God's Word that show us that we are treading on thin ice when we think that it is all about what we think:

Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death."

Isaiah 5:10; 10:1, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.

Isaiah 24:5, "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have trangressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant."

Romans 13:1-2, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."

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And, lastly, Christine, here is one final comment by you: "I do not regret my choice, nor think ill of it."

In the Christian faith, if one wants to be forgiven by God, once must see their sin the way that God sees it, be willing to turn from that sin, and sincerely ask from the heart for forgiveness from God. That is called repentance. Don't be fooled by the words of doctors into believing that murder is okay or that your child was inconsequential. To break God's commandment (Thou shalt not kill) and to say that you have no regret about doing such is to be in rebellion against God.

Proverb 28:13 "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy."

Mark 1:15 "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye and believe the gospel."

Luke 13:5, "Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish."

2 Corinthians 7:10 "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation."

Proverbs 17:15, "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord."

John 14:15 Jesus said, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments."

And 1 John 2:4, "He who saith 'I know Him' and keepeth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in Him."

Christine, you have broken God's commandment. I would caution you to not be so proud of your actions. Turn from your sins and ask Christ to be your Savior before it is too late. John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Rena

(To read Christine's actual letter to me, go here).

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