Do We Have A Creator Who Rules Or Not?

Kevin Douglas, Guest Columnist

Kevin Douglas,
Guest Columnist

The Heart of the Abortion Debate: Do We Have A Creator Who Rules Or Not?

(My thoughts following the Abortion Debate at the University of Toledo on 4/2/2013)

I’ve never been to an official debate on abortion before but I decided to attend the one held at the UT Law Center this past week. It didn’t go as I had expected.

I rightly figured the pro-choice proponent would argue for the freedom, rights and welfare of pregnant Mother’s, however I didn’t expect the pro-life defender to do the same. It became apparent early in the contest that God and unborn babies were not going to be the primary focus of debate from either side. The debate was very civil and respectful (which is to be expected when you take away the two controversial figures involved in an abortion exchange.) I was taken back that arguments for the long term physical and emotional welfare of the mother as well as the rights and empowerment of women was the main case for the PRO-LIFE proponent! I thought she did a good job of making a case but I don’t believe the war will be won on that battlefield.

I very much appreciated the honesty of the pro-choice proponent. She said that she used to work in abortion clinics and would “mislead” pregnant mothers into believing that they were not really carrying a living person. Having gone thru an abortion herself, she said that every mother knows that they are carrying a living person inside them. She now regrets having been dishonest then. The pro-life proponent quickly seized this opportunity to say that organizations like Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider) are doing exactly the same thing today – misleading women – explaining the reason for the deception is money. Abortion is a billion dollar industry. The pro-choice proponent did not protest these assertions.

It dawned on me that the center of the debate used to be about whether or not unborn fetuses were living persons. Advances in science and technology have forced the pro-choice movement to now focus on speculating about the future of unwanted birthed babies, but more importantly the mother’s future quality of life. This was the debate last Tues. in a nutshell. Both sides did a decent job arguing for and against, but should the welfare of the mother have really been the heart of the debate for the pro-life side? I’m not saying that pro-lifers shouldn’t defend against the rhetoric propagated by the other side that we are against and do not care about women, most particularly expecting unwed mothers. This lie was well defended in the debate and is easily proven in the real world by example after example. One example is all of the pro-life pregnancy clinics and other charitable organizations across the nation, including NW Ohio, that help pregnant women before, during and after pregnancy at no cost. Having said that, the pro-life position should be defended the same as it always has, otherwise the body count of 55 million since Roe vs. Wade will continue to grow.

The fight should be to contend that we have a God Who has determined human life, created human life in His image, defined human life and distinguished it above any other form of life. Because He has determined and formed life in the womb (Psalm 139:13,14), He gets to choose what happens to it. God has very clearly outlawed murdering innocent human life. God didn’t even come up in the debate until the Q & A session at the end. During this time, the pro-choice proponent made another stunning admission that I believe is truly the heart of the abortion debate. She said that she understands why those who believe there is a Creator, responsible for creating human life, are pro-life. When I thought about her honest statement, I have to admit that if there were no Creator, no Supreme Authority to be accountable to, then I would agree that abortion is permissible. In fact, if God doesn’t exist there wouldn’t be any reason not to kill all kinds of unwanted people, people groups or those who can’t take care of themselves (elderly, sick, handicapped, mentally challenged, etc.). Everyone would be free to make all kinds of decisions to suit themselves which would ultimately lead to survival of the fittest.Science, statistics, studies and logic that support protecting babies are necessary but are not winning the war. The abortion debate ultimately comes down to whether or not the Bible is true. Do we have a Creator God Who rules or don’t we? Is Evolution true or is Genesis true? People believe abortion is OK because they don’t believe in the God of the Bible. If they did they would understand the importance of submitting to His authority. The pro-life movement’s only chance is by winning the hearts of men with the truth about God.

Science, statistics, studies and logic that support protecting babies are necessary but are not winning the war. The abortion debate ultimately comes down to whether or not the Bible is true. Do we have a Creator God Who rules or don’t we? Is Evolution true or is Genesis true? People believe abortion is OK because they don’t believe in the God of the Bible. If they did they would understand the importance of submitting to His authority. The pro-life movement’s only chance is by winning the hearts of men with the truth about God.

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:16)

Kevin Douglas

“Now is the time for God’s people to do the hard work of biblical apologetics, embracing the full message of the Bible, beginning in Genesis, in order to rightly defend the Scriptures and compassionately persuade men, that some might be saved.” -Jason Lisle Ph.D

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