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In the Line of Fire, with Michael Brown
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Is the Bible Pro-Choice?

(Charisma News archives)

Is it true that the Bible supports the pro-choice position when it comes to abortion? After all, the Bible is about making choices, including the choice of whether we go to heaven or hell.

But the Bible is not about coercion, because of which, the argument goes, we should not pass laws forbidding abortion. That is the woman's choice. How should we respond to this line of reasoning?

In recent days, well-known TV personalities like Whoopi Goldberg and Rev. Al Sharpton have made this argument.

Goldberg stated that God gave us "freedom of choice."

Rev. Sharpton said, "The Bible — if you're using this as a religious argument — the Bible is about choice. You can go to heaven or hell; there's nowhere in the Bible that says you have to go to heaven. So where do we get this theology of forcing something when the reality is that you can't even biblically base that?"

He added, "If you are a minister as I am, you can preach to people to convert them. You do not make laws to compel them."

On the one hand, God did give us freedom of choice, and we should all be thankful for that. None of us want to be robots who are preprogrammed to behave in a certain way. None of us want to be automatons. In fact, next to our existence, the thing we prize most is our freedom.

It is also true that God does not compel us to follow Him.

He draws us and calls us and appeals to us and reaches out to us and admonishes us. But He does not force us.

As expressed by Moses in Deuteronomy, "This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. read more

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