Yes, I Am A Pro-Choice Christian
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Yes, I Am A Pro-Choice Christian

It is our position to love, and it is God's position to judge.

Yes, I Am A Pro-Choice Christian
Jerry Kiesewetter

Imagine this. You've just came from work after one of the worst days you could imagine. You know, one of those days where it seems as though Murphy's Law is in full effect and everything that possibly could go wrong did go wrong.

After a long, tedious day of having your patience tried over and over again -- your alarm didn't go off, making you late for work, you missed the bus and had to take your car, which blew a tire halfway there, your boss was in a mood, etc. etc.-- you've earned a treat. So you go to Starbucks and get your favorite--a caramel macchiato with a donut. Maybe this will be the one thing about your day that goes right.

Suddenly, a woman approaches you, takes your donut out of your hand and throws it in the garbage! You say to her, "Hey, why did you do that? That was mine! I paid for that!"

She then replies, "You are FORBIDDEN to eat donuts in my presence! Donut eating goes against my diet!"

This sounds completely absurd, doesn't it?

This is exactly what people sound like when they project their personal beliefs onto others. A good majority of people that follow the Christian religion would consider themselves to be Pro-Life.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with this belief; though I don't agree with it, I do respect it, as I would want the same done for me -- a Christian who is actually Pro-Choice.

However, I have noticed a repeating pattern amongst Pro-Life Christians. I have continuously observed women get discriminated against for having abortions -- they get told that they're "in the wrong for doing that", "they're "sinners", they're "going to hell", or that they're "murderers."

Disclaimer: none of these things are true and should NEVER be said to anyone. You don't know their personal situations.

Galatians 5:13: "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." It is not our position as human beings to judge. It is our job to love, and God's job to judge.

When I see people use God as justification for discriminating against others, it makes me sick to my stomach. God is an all-powerful, caring, loving and forgiving God -- He would never allow maltreatment of His own creation.

Jesus did not disown Peter after he denied Him. He did not turn against Saul after he persecuted Him. Instead, he had Saul change his ways and Saul began to preach the word of God. Jesus would have dinner with thieves, beggars, and even prostitutes.

I know for a fact that He would not look down on those who have had abortions/those who are Pro-Choice.

Proverbs 16:9: "In their hearts human plan their courses, but the Lord establishes their steps." This bible verse states that He gave us free will when He created us. Through the teachings of His word, we have been given the necessary tools to be independent individuals (while also being dependent on Him for guidance), so that we may be able to make the best decisions for our personal situations.

When a fetus is aborted, its physical body may no longer exist, but its soul does not die. God puts too much love into our souls for them to just cease to exist. He knows the mother wasn't ready.

The soul of the person that He created will not be destroyed, but rather be born into the physical body of a different unborn child when the mother is ready, or it will be born into a different family that is ready.

We as human beings don't know what's best for others. When you tell a woman that she's "wrong" for having an abortion, ask yourself this: Do you know her story? Do you know she has a medical condition that will prevent her from carrying a baby to term?

Do you know about her high blood pressure? Do you know about her chronic pain? Do you know that she became pregnant by rape? Do you know that she has no money to take care of herself, let alone a child?

What about the fetus? Do you know that the fetus has a serious medical condition that will cause it to have an extremely miserable life, if any life at all? Do you know that the fetus will not make it to term? Or that if taken out early, the fetus will die?

Do you know anyone's story? Until you do, you have no right to judge.

God knows what's best for us. He knows everything about us. He knows how many hairs are on our head, he knows how many cells are in our bodies, He knows our future, our past, our thoughts and feelings, our struggles -- I could go on for days.

He gives us free will because He knows that we will ultimately make the right decision --the decision that is best for us.

If you're against abortions, don't get one. If you're against gay marriage, don't be in one. If you're against tattoos, don't get one. If someone's decision does not affect your daily life in any way, shape or form, don't say anything about it. It is not your position to do so.

God does not discriminate. Only human beings do that.

Romans 13:10: "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."

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