Can one be a “Pro-Choice” Christian?
Euphemisms mask evil with find sounding words. “Pro-choice” sounds like a good thing. After all, who doesn’t want the freedom to choose? In reality, “pro-choice” is just a polite way of saying pro-abortion.
Christianity has never been anti-choice nor does becoming a Christian negate the believer’s freedom or ability to choose. We’re not mindless zombies. As Christians, we voluntarily submit to God, recognizing the authority of the Scriptures in our lives.
Well, where does the Bible say “Thou shalt not have an abortion.”? It doesn’t. However, as Christians, we are to train ourselves to discern good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). We should be able to distinguish between right and wrong without a specific command. So, do we have enough information in Scripture to understand God’s Will? Let’s see.
- God gives life, sustains life and decides when life ends (Acts 17:24; Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:28; Psalm 104:29).
- Murder, the premeditated taking of life, is wrong (Exodus 20:13; Revelation 21:8).
- God has relationship with and knowledge of life continuously: at conception (Psalm 139:13-16), while living (Psalm 139:1-12) and after death Luke 21:37, 38).
- The Hebrew language uses the same word to refer to unborn children and birthed children (see Genesis 25:22 and Genesis 10:22). The Greek language uses the same word to refer to both the unborn child and a birthed child (see Luke 1:41; 2:16). This indicates the child in the womb is a living being just as the child who has exited the womb.
What pro-choice advocates consider a fetus, God declares a child, a living being. What pro-choice advocates call reproductive freedom, God declares murder, the premeditated taking of a child’s life. What pro-choice advocates call a “right to choose”, God declares rebellion, asserting your rights over His Will.
At every turn, a pro-choice position opposes God.
You are either a Christian following God’s Word or you are “Pro-Choice”. You can’t be both.