How Church Teachings May be Used in a Discussion About Abortion

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How Church Teachings May be Used in a Discussion About Abortion In any argument as controversial as this different people will have different opinions and points of view. Also with Christianity having many different denominations there will be separate points of view even within one religion. The bible has passages, which can be read as pro choice and ones, which can be read as pro life. I will now attempt to use Christian texts help explain their stand on abortion. Pro choice ---------- "For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for Thou art fearfully wonderful; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and skilfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:13-16 This passage does make the point that God is involved in the creation of a human being but, it does not state that during the creation the fetus is indeed a person. According to Genesis, God was involved in the creation of every living thing, and yet that doesn't make every living thing a full human person. In other words, just because God was involved in its creation, it does not mean terminating it is the same as murder. It's only murder if a human person is destroyed "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." First, God forms Adam, he forms him of dust, a flesh and blood body. Second, he "breathes into his nostrils the breath of life" Then is has become a man or living soul. Man did not become a living soul when God first formed the Idea of creating Adam, in the passage, Man did not

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