Pro Life: A Biblical Perspective

Deuteronomy 30:15

 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. (ESV)

What is God’s position on life?

Though Scripture nowhere specifically discusses the subject of abortion, there are many Scriptures which emphasizes the Triune God’s stance for protecting the life of the vulnerable (Ps 82:3; Jer. 22:3; Mal 3:5) and HIS purpose for mankind (Eph 1:5,9,11).

He created life (Gen. 1) and sustains life (Job 34:14-15). And HE also wants us to learn how to choose between life and death (Deut. 30:19) HE wants us to view life the way HE does. HE hates death and the destruction of life. Paul writes that death is the last enemy to be destroyed (1 Cor. 15:26). Jesus stated HE came so we may live life more abundantly (Jn. 10:10).  HE even emphasizes that little children are the perfect example of the type of people we need to become to enter into HIS Kingdom (Lk.18:16). Children are dependent on others for their survival as we trustfully are with God.

HE views every unborn child conceived in the womb as an offspring of HIS. Psalm 127:3 reminds us that children are a reward from the Lord. Psalm 139:13 & Isaiah 44:24 states HE is involved with us even within the womb, before we are birth.

An example is Jeremiah 1:5 which shows God had specific plans for him before he was even born. (How many of those 60 million abortions over the last 50 years were people whose purpose were to find a cure for cancer, restore family values, and help eliminate social destructive tenancies.)

His purpose from the beginning of creation is to resurrect a people who will join HIM in eternity working within HIS Kingdom (Rev 20:1-4). The enemy, Satan, knows his time is short and is doing everything possible to prevent the growth of God’s Kingdom (Rev.12). The adversary’s mission is to steal, kill, and destroy (Jn10:10). Abortion is one means of fulfilling the mission of Satan. He is frantically preventing the birth of children in his anger against God.

In fact, humanity is now in the womb of a new creation (Jn.3, 2 Cor. 5:17) waiting for birth into a new age. Some will choose to abort their relationship with the Almighty and others will diligently hang in there (Matt. 24:13) for the birth into a new world prepared before the foundation of the world (Rev. 21:1, Titus 1:2).

Those of us who understand redemption, which includes submitting our bodies under the authority of Jesus Christ, and being formed into HIS character, faithfully and honorably now represent HIS Kingdom to an ungodly culture. In love and truth, we are HIS witnesses to a life worth living now and one which awaits us in the future.

Meanwhile, we all have a choice to make. We can choose either life or death, good or evil (Deut. 30:15-20). So, now you may better understand whenever you find me in doubt or unsure, I choose life. I hope the same is true for you.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Author of e-Books 

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The Book That Understands You

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 ESV

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Ever read a book that you couldn’t put down because it was like the author wrote it knowing everything there is about you? She knew what excited you. She took you from an emotional high to a painful low. She knew what got your goat. She knew how you thought. She knew what you would do next and deliberately turned the next chapter against your perceived ideas. Everything about you that you haven’t shared with another soul was being drawn out of you through the pages of the story.

Now some people may shy away from such a novel. Others would want to read the sequel and couldn’t wait until the story became a movie. Such a book would probably be a number one seller for years.

Some people may not be aware of it, but the Christian Bible has been a number one best seller each year it has been in print. It is a book that truly understands you and me. It has violence, sex, power, political intrigue, suspense, surprise outcomes, and other unbelievable results. It showcases romance, rags-to-riches stories, and the difference one person makes in the lives of others. It captures human nature at its finest and worst. It explains how you are wired and what can be done to transform it. It is a story with more plots than a graveyard.

You want to know why you behave the way you do? Read the book.
You want to better understand why others are the way they are? Read the book.
You want wisdom in dealing with the people in your world? Read the book.
You want your life to have greater adventure and excitement like the movies you enjoy? Read the book.
You want to develop a relationship with someone who understands you better than anyone else? Read the book.

As you read the book you discover more about its invisible Author. You come to know the people who He associates with; the people who are drawn to him. As you read the book, you begin to better understand yourself, your motives, and your potential. You learn better ways to relate with others. You become more like the heroes written in the book. You understand their pain and joy because you share in the same venues.

The more you read, the more you begin to realize that the book truly understands you better than anything you ever read before. Then you begin to realize it is so because its prime Author created you and wants to have an ongoing, long term, intimate relationship with you. It begins when you read the book!

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Chair, Consultant, Encourager
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
Author of e-Books:
* Great Business Emulates a Good God
* Be Radical…Follow Christ!
* Simply The Messenger
* Unequally Married

Theology 101

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” 2 Timothy 3:9

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Why is theology important?

Recently we had a lively discussion regarding the importance of theology. The majority of the group believed that the Bible was all that they needed. That theology was man’s attempt to lead people astray. They looked at the Bible through the eyes of one simple worldview. They admitted that all they knew was what they initially learned. They didn’t want to take the time to understand why their brothers and sisters in other denominations believed what they do. As far as they were concern, what they believed was right and others were wrong. They didn’t realize that everyone already has a theological belief. The question is “what is yours?”

First, theology is simply the study of God. It studies the Bible from a wholesome point of view. Instead of extracting pieces of the Word at a time, it looks to bring all the pieces together to form a coherently understanding of God’s hand in the matter.

There is a study of God for a multitude of different subjects. For example, the theology of salvation, the theology of grace, the theology of creation, the theology of the Kingdom of God, the theology of (add whatever subject you can think of and there probably is already a formal study on the matter).

The thought that what one believes may not be absolutely correct bothers some people. The idea that others may have more truth on a subject matter may also be humbling for a few.
The relevancy of any theological belief is simply the Christ-like fruit it bears. If love, joy, and peace is the mainstay of a person’s life, then maybe one may want to listen and learn. We all have a theological belief system in play. The question comes to how close is the study to reality and truth. Of course reality and truth is measured through one person: Jesus Christ. And yes there is a theology of Christ, called Christology.

The more we come to know and understand God, the more we are humbled and at awe of His divine work and physical masterpiece. The better we understand the beliefs of others, the easier it becomes to communicate and relate with them. Therefore, when one’s theology is grounded in Christ, His Word, and Spirit, the journey through life becomes more immeasurable with gratitude, love, and joy.

I may not agree with others theological position at times, but I do love and respect them. My heart fully understands that whoever may be closer to the truth, God in His time will reveal that to us too. The important thing is to continue grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. That is a simple theological position that every mature believer I meet quickly agrees too. And so do I.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Chair, Consultant, Encourager
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
Author of e-Books:
* Great Business Emulates a Good God
* Be Radical…Follow Christ!
* Simply The Messenger
* Unequally Married

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