It Is My Body

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Abortion is likely the leading discussion in the spring of 2022. It may very well be for some time. Abortion is the murder of a living child in the womb, and is supported by many. Supporters of abortion do not want to call this action murder. They want to have all believe that it is nothing more than the termination and removal of a non- living fetus. Some proclaim, “It is my body, and I should have the right to decide what to do with it.” How long will it be before they want the same right to deal with those several months or years old? Who draws the line, and where?

People, consider these things. First, “Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost” (2 Corinthians 6:19). Second, “Ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (2 Corinthians 6:19, 20). Does anyone have a right to kill what is another’s? Again, “the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body” (1 Corinthians 6:13). As a spirit which lives in a body (James 2:26), you have a right to choose not to commit fornication, to do God’s will (Acts 15:2, 6, 20, 23, 27, 29-32; 1 Corinthians 6:18; cf. Acts 21:25).

Fornication is a work of the flesh which will keep one out of the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21). Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is hournable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). Remember, you have a right to decide what to do with your body (1 Corinthians 9:27; 7:34).

Two wrongs do not make one right. Heeding the will of God to “flee fornication” will end all abortion for all single people. The only remaining question would be of married couples. Abortion is wrong, period (Romans 13:9)! Married couples who find themselves unexpectedly with child should do all in their power to bring the child to term, love it, and bring it up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:1ff).

Consider this: You would not even be here to make this decision and read these few lines had your parents murdered you. This writer is thankful that his parents and in-laws did not believe in abortion. He is also thankful that abortion was not a part of his and his wife’s vocabularies, else they would never have enjoyed the children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, great-grandchildren, and in-laws over which he has rejoiced.

James Pilgrim
via Chapman church of Christ
Ripley, MS

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