Monday, January 17, 2011

this Christian's view on the abortion issue

This past Sunday, our church celebrated the sanctity of life. 

Psalm 139:13-16 (New International Version)

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

This is not where I am begin ranting and raving about pro-choice this, pro-life that.  Honestly, I believe what the Bible says.  That is what I believe and what I try to live.  I really hate that people who consider themselves Christians are labeled "Jesus freaks" and "Bible thumpers" and "Holy rollers."  I'm a person who has beliefs just like everyone else.  However, I'm not trying to impose my beliefs on you.  Although, I believe what I believe, you don't have to believe it too.  I do however, want to show you why I believe as I do. To show you the great love that draws me in.  I don't wish to condem you, but to love you.  I don't ever believe that someone is going to want what I have if I am judging them or making them feel bad.  I am just as guilty of sin as they are.

What I want to say is that God is a loving God and God is a forgiving God.  Those who have made those choices in the past that were not right, they can come to God and all will be forgiven.  I ask for forgiveness nearly every day.  I am so not perfect.  We are all sinners.  But, God loves us no matter what.  No matter if you made a mistake when you were younger and had an abortion, God forgives.  To me, that is amazing. 

So please know, we may not believe the same things, but I still love you.  And God definitely still loves you.  I pray that I show God's love through my actions and my life.  And when someone asks me about this love, I pray that God will lead me to what to say.  Because even though you don't have to believe what I do, I still want to share it with you.  And hopefully, you will be drawn in to that great love also.

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