Saturday, August 8, 2009

Would it have been worse?

The gospels make a number of references to punishment for sin being so bad that it would be better if the person were never born.

So I got to thinking, what if that concept applied to the abortion issue? What if, for those aborted babies, it were better that they were never born? What if abortion were the prophetic fulfillment of those verses?

Now I know a bunch of you are going "oh my gawd, what did you just say?" But just stick with me for a second. Don't get your panties all in a bunch yet.

Just set aside your preconceived notions and just for a second, act like what I said is a valid argument. Just for a second. What if for those aborted babies, it is literally better that they were never born? What if they were all destined for hell anyway? What if it were better that they never came into the world and now they are little babies in heaven?

I've never been particularly keen on the idea that unborn babies go to heaven, but I'm not against the idea. I'm not against it, but I'm not for it. But think, many, most, or maybe all the babies lost to abortion would have been raised by non-christian families, or single parents, and would never have become Christians and would have been destined for eternal punishment anyway. What if it were God's will that they be aborted so that he would not have to see that happen to them?

Now, please understand, I am completely against abortion, I've made that fact abundantly clear, but I do want to ask the hard questions. So answer the question, leave a comment. Let's discuss this, talk me down, tell me what you think.

What if it really is better that they were never born?


nectarine_girl said...

Hey Sol,

Thanks for your comment. I've been meaning to leave one on your blog for a while. I think it's always good to explore both sides of an issue. I was the only one in my jr. high who would debate abortion from the pro-choice side. It didn't mean that I am pro-choice just that there are other points of view. People don't like to go deep very often but I'm glad you do.


Ryan said...

I know people who would have been better if they had never been born. So I do think you have a valid point. Also the world as a whole would have been better off if some people had not been concieved. Unfortunatly for the world and fortunately for each individual, I don't believe God works that way. I believe that he sees us all as we are and as we were meant to be, not the way we are due to the twisted fallen world we live in. He loved Hitler and Stalin just as much as he loves you and I. I don't know if unborn babies go to heaven, I guess it isn't my call but I would like to think they do. I don't like abortion and believe it is a product of sin, but I do understand why it happens. I am not pro choice but I don't think we should outlaw it ethier because if there wasn't somewhere legal and safe for a girl/woman to get an abortion, she would go somewhere illegal and unsafe for the same proceedure. I digress but I think your article was thought provoking. In the same "end of the world" vein if you will, I sometimes wonder if the locust that black out the sun are really helicopters and not locust. Just my thoughts.


WiredForStereo said...

Good points. I am definitely a person who wishes abortion didn't happen, but I don't think it should be our primary focus to get it illegalized because I think one of the greatest detriments to the Christian Church today is the view that we are trying to control other people through legislation. Nowhere is that borne out better than in the gay marriage debate. Also, it just makes everything contentious and realistically, it's not likely to happen, so we should focus on measures that naturally bring the number of abortions down.

About the locusts. I disagree with you. Revelation was written by and for first century Jews and Christians. They would not have understood what helicopters were. It wasn't written for us.