We are also supposed to keep our bodies blameless. “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23). Woman who call themselves Christians should not be partaking in this hideous crime against God’s children. God knows us even before we are born; He knows our eye color, hair color, how tall we will be, what are favorite music is, and everything.
In addition, there has been a growing emphasis placed on equal rights. These two movements have contributed to keeping the argument for same-sex marriage in the forefront. There are people who believe that although progress has been made, Christian values are still an obstacle for the progress that needs to take place and Brittney Baker is one of them. She compares and contrasts the relationship between the religious and gay community’s attitudes towards same-sex marriage. She puts forth rebuttals to many of the typical arguments for prohibiting same-sex marriage.
This idea is known as postmodernism; because of this, assumptions and explanations are usually made in order for us to understand the world in our own particular way. Barbara and Immaculee both go through postmodernism because the decisions that were made throughout the troubling journey were impacted by personal experiences. Barbara chose abortions because she dealt with going hungry and an abusive boyfriend. She felt bringing a baby to that kind of environment was not fair so abortion seemed like the best option on the list. Immaculee had the choice of giving up and letting go, but she did not.
The real question that has crossed many minds is whether or not all arguments about abortion come down to what the moral status of the fetus is. In fact in most cases the moral status of the fetus is what renders people to question whether it was a living human being when it was aborted, regardless of whether or not it could speak the written language to defend its own life. Moral issues over a woman’s fetus have raised questions through the growth of the child within its mother. The moral status of a fetus becomes dangerous ground do to all the new technology and modern medicine that was created to help those who have a hard time carrying a child full term to those women who can’t conceive at all. David Paintin, writer of the article “Ethical Issues in Maternal — Fetal Medicine,” states that; “It is not ‘new life’—the intracellular biological processes of the fetus are in direct continuity with those of the women, with the man adding only his half of the chromosomal genes.
Jared Glass Mrs. Sandra Bolling English 111 April 15, 2013 Abortion Debate By day 22 or 23 after conception, the fetal heart begins to beat and can been seen on vaginal ultrasound as a tiny flicker; as the circle of life begins. Since life begins at conception, abortion is akin to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion is not a form of birth control, however premeditated murder. Although in some cases, such as rape or certain fetal disease, abortion should be considered. Even though disease, rape, and the potential health hazard to the mother are possible, Christian culture believes that God has a plan for every living being.
According to Warren, “the moral community," decide if a fetus can become part of the moral community. The mother, being an actual person, overrides the rights of a potential person, the fetus. Warren continues to state that a woman, who wants to have an abortion and is not permitted to, is considered unconstitutional because her rights of freedom are being taken away. In Paul Wilkes “The Moral Dilemma of Abortion,” Wilkes rejects the claim that the embryo has a human soul as soon as conception occurs. Wilkes takes this stand and cites from modern embryology that conception doesn’t occur in an instance, but it takes place over a few days; while fertilization takes place in a matter of twenty-four hours.
Although they helped to raise money for the rejection of this amendment, they were not linked to any of the churches mentioned in this article. It’s important to consider how God views abortion, even though “the Bible never specifically addresses abortion. However, there are numerous Scriptures that tell us what God’s view of abortion is. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb.
She was poor and had a baby that was not her husbands, yet she decided to keep it and it was the savior of the world. I really learned a lot from the “our response” section of the article, because it gave me a new perspective on how to go about talking to be about abortion. I used to try and show them hos it is wrong and awful, but that’s not our main goal. We need to remember that only God can change the hearts of those who do not believe and we must treat those who do not with grace, gentleness, and
. Before reading chapters one to five in Mae Elise Cannon’s book, Social Justice Handbook: small steps to a better world, I didn’t really have a concrete idea of what Social Justice was exactly. Reading these chapters gave me a better understanding of what we can do as a society and a church to solve social justice issues. Throughout this book many topics are brought up such as sex trafficking, domestic violence and many more heart wrenching topics. The author, Mae Elise Cannon provides us with different approaches regarding how to go about addressing these problems that our society and church struggle with daily.
A lot of Christians fear of looking at themselves on the inside because they are afraid they will become very self-absorbed. The Bible states “We all fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The biggest issue with a fallen human being is denial. Christians are often advised on only focusing on Christ rather than evaluating themselves. Things that should guide people towards repentance could potentially keep their focus looking inside themselves.