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Following Jesus into Choices about Life

Pro-life and pro-choice issues divide us politically in this as in many previous elections. If you are a one-issue voter, this may be the one that decides your vote. However, both positions have their inconsistencies.

Pro-lifers protect the unborn but are mostly pro-death penalty and pro-war. They take life under the auspices of God-ordained governments. Pro-choicers, on the other hand, give the woman the right to take the life of the innocent unborn but on the whole stand against capital punishment and taking life by force of arms.

We are all "walking contradictions," but to try and settle the issue of the sanctity of life by voting on one platform item will not establish the kingdom value in our country. (Yes, it will establish the value through law but cannot change the hearts of people.)

So however you vote on this issue, if you follow Jesus you need to ask, "What did Jesus do to demonstrate the value of life as its Creator and Sustainer?"

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