Choose Life – It’s a plan of God. This article was written by Steve W. Reeves from Searcy, AR.
Forty-four years ago on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Roe vs Wade that legalized abortion in our country. “That ruling has had a greater impact upon the world than any other decision in the court’s history.”
I am unashamedly and wholeheartedly “pro-life.” I hold the view not because of political partnership, but because I believe it is the will of God revealed in the Bible. Since Roe vs. Wade there have been approximately 1,600,000 babies aborted every year in the United States. That’s 4,383 per day. We have aborted more babies than the total number of American soldiers killed in the Revolutionary War, The Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraqi War and Afghanistan combined.
How can anyone who values life not to be alarmed by these startling facts? Keep in mind that we are talking about more than statistics and numbers. We are talking about individuals who never had the opportunity to experience life on this side of birth. Everyone who respects the message of the Bible should choose life.
Choose Life – Truth
Every life has the potential to accomplish good. A young, unmarried woman once gave birth to a baby boy in Arkansas. Although the country was in the midst of the great depression and the baby’s father had nothing to do with them, the young woman chose to keep the baby and, with the help of her mother, began to raise him. When he was still a youth the mother was killed in a train accident, leaving him to be raised by his impoverished grandmother. The boy worked in cotton fields and strawberry patches to help with expenses. He went to high school and became an outstanding athlete.
After a tour in the United States Army, he enrolled in Harding College. Though he was not a Christian he was influenced by teachers and students and was soon baptized into Christ. In a short time, he began preaching and over the next fifty years, he preached in over 1,700 Gospel meetings. It is estimated that 40,000 to 50,000 people responded to the Gospel preached by Jimmy Allen. More than 10,000 were baptized. We shudder to think how many people would have been lost for eternity if a young, single mother had not made the difficult choice to bring her baby into the world. An old proverb says, “Any fool can count the number of seeds in an apple but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.”
This article is printed in part from the Magnolia Messenger.
In Christian Love,
Bill Arnold, Minister
Ridgeway Church of Christ