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    The intersection of Christianity and abortion has a long and complex history though there is no mention of abortion in the Christian Bible. While some writers say that early Christians held different beliefs at different times about abortion,others say that, in spite of the silence of the New Testament on the issue, they condemned abortion at any point of pregnancy as a grave sin, a condemnation that they maintained even when some of them did not qualify as homicide the elimination of a fetus not yet "formed" and animated by a human soul.
    Most contemporary Christian denominations have nuanced positions, thoughts and teachings about abortion. More generally, some Christian denominations can be considered pro-life while others may be considered pro-choice. Additionally, there are sizable minorities in all denominations that disagree with their denomination's stance on abortion. The largest denominations, churches that represent more than half of world Christianity (including the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodoxy) oppose direct abortion in all circumstances.

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    Did you know that by the time someone knows they are pregnant the baby already has some form of brain function. If we used guns to kill the fetus would people care more?

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    I know a fellow that suggested we give the pregnant woman a gun. If she survives shooting her own preborn child, then she can get medical help.

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    Abortion for special cases like rape and incest is the Devil talking. He trys to convince people that it is ok sometimes. Then it becomes ok all the time. The Devil is behind abortion. It is satanic and is murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanbchristian View Post
    Abortion for special cases like rape and incest is the Devil talking. He trys to convince people that it is ok sometimes. Then it becomes ok all the time. The Devil is behind abortion. It is satanic and is murder.
    Amen!!! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanbchristian View Post
    Abortion for special cases like rape and incest is the Devil talking. He trys to convince people that it is ok sometimes. Then it becomes ok all the time. The Devil is behind abortion. It is satanic and is murder.

    calling abortion satanic is pushing it. I think we all need to be respectful and sensitive to people who have had abortions; it is not an easy choice. I mean with rape and incest carrying your violator's child for 9 months is hard on one's body and emotions. Then having to have the child and possible raise it if one can't adopt he or she out. That's tough on both the mom and the child. The mom because she has to look at her violator's child each day and is reminded of the awful deed that was done to her, but also for the child knowing that he or she is a reminder to his or her mom. This is tough stuff; some things aren't just cut and dry; some things aren't just black and white. Sometimes its what is best for both the mom and the child. Also what about forced abortions? There are an alarming amount of people who have had to go through that and when they hear people bashing people who have had abortion (I'm not saying you are bashing); I'm sure that's hard. Just things I've thought about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmesomejesus View Post
    calling abortion satanic is pushing it.
    Abortion is murder. Is murder not of Satan?

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    It's pretty simple.....God says he knew us before we were born so that means he knew us as a fetus as well. As much as I would hate it say if i were married and my wife was raped having to keep the child it's the right thing to do. Abortion is wrong plain and simple nothing else to it. It is taking life away from someone even a fetus that doesn't have a choice in the mater. That is murder plain and simple anyway you look at it. I feel what people are saying and to be honest I understand what they are saying but it's the simple truth. It's murder plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notIbutChrist View Post
    Abortion is murder. Is murder not of Satan?
    If you say so. Technically it's not murder since it's lawful. I'm not saying it's right. So with your logic everyone is satanic since we all sin and sin is from Satan... Correct?

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    Well the bible talks about sin and the way people respond bieng as the spirit of the antichrist so in some ways yes they have allowed themselves under that temptation. Now think about what your saying and yes you are right it isn't because the law allows it. But what Law is the ultimate law for us? The Law of christ and his commands if any law in a land stops you from doing what God wants then whom do you serve God or People? A human law can't justify a command from God making it right. I'm not in anyway saying i'm holyier than thou or anything i'm a sinner as well and wouldn't dare judge someone who had an abortion i wouldn't have any less love for them at all but i was commenting on it as a whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmesomejesus View Post
    If you say so. Technically it's not murder since it's lawful. I'm not saying it's right. So with your logic everyone is satanic since we all sin and sin is from Satan... Correct?
    God says it is murder therefore it is murder, regardless of what America says.

    If America said that men could attack and claim any woman they want as often as they want, would it not still be rape?

    Murder is murder.

    We need to stop letting government tell us what our world view should be, and start letting God rule our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmesomejesus View Post
    If you say so. Technically it's not murder since it's lawful. I'm not saying it's right. So with your logic everyone is satanic since we all sin and sin is from Satan... Correct?
    I do not believe that all christians sin

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsherlock View Post
    It would not be rape according to Jesus' father, yahweh, for he comissioned and even encouraged rape! Jesus' father was a rape lover! Check it out for yourself.
    mmm now you are getting offensive and trollish. you need to apologize and retract your statement for it is blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notIbutChrist View Post
    I do not believe that all christians sin
    Well that's crazy cause I sin everyday. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Becoming a Christian doesn't mean you stop bring human. All humans sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notIbutChrist View Post
    God says it is murder therefore it is murder, regardless of what America says.

    If America said that men could attack and claim any woman they want as often as they want, would it not still be rape?

    Murder is murder.

    We need to stop letting government tell us what our world view should be, and start letting God rule our lives.
    God doesn't say it's murder cause abortion isn't talked about in the Bible. Asfor the law thing ivwas just using the dictionary definition. If forcing yourself on a woman wasn't illegal it wouldn't be rape but it would be wrong. I'm saying abortion may not be miser but it is still wrong.

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    As to abortion for those raped .
    A study was done on women who were raped, resulting in a pregnacy.
    The results were suprising to the reserchers.
    The women who chose to keep the preganacy and give birth, had the highest recovery , both physically and mentally.
    Those that chose to abort, had the lowest recovery rate.
    I was amazed that this was even relieced to the media and publisized, as such results are ussually buried.
    As to abortion itself, all the women I know that have had one, sooner or later come to see what they did was wrong, and have a hard time forgiving themselves.
    Praise God that in Jesus, we all are forgiven for all sin.

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    As to abortion being a sin or of satn?
    Scripture says, satan comes to steal, kill and destroy.
    Sounds like it fits the requirements.
    We are not to judge the person though, as this belongs to God.
    But I know I cannot cast the first stone, can any of those that condemn?

    The better witness in Jesus is not to justify, but to always witness to the love and salvation of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
    Im pretty sure Jesus will bring all else needed.

    God bless.
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    Life begins when the sperm and egg cell meet. Terminating its process would be terminating a life which is a gift from God.

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