Yes, I am a Christian and therefore I am pro-choice. Since choice is the basis of my spiritual freedom, I am pro-choice. The Bible helps me make good choices but while on this side of eternity I still have choices. God lets me choose; God lets you choose.
There is a famous classic movie called Citizen Kane. It is the story of an insanely rich man who spends most of his life trying to buy the love of those around him. He fails. In the end Kane discovers you do not truly love that over which you have complete control of choice. And those whom you control will never truly love you in return.
God loves us and He wants us to love Him. If the love is not chosen, it is not love. We choose to make God part of our life or reject Him.
The freedom to choose gives us the opportunity to choose to love, to care, or to enjoy a relationship!
Why does God let us choose? Surely He knows with free will we can choose to sin; with free will we can make wrong choices. There are many who ignore God until they need Him and then get mad when He doesn’t bail them out. I get frustrated with folks who gaze upon the beautiful Alps and marvel at the natural release of snow called an avalanche as a product of science or “Mother Earth.” But if one of those avalanches kills people it is called an “act of God.”
I love this quote from Anne Graham (Billy’s daughter). It seems to sum it up. “For years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”
There are life rules that determine outcomes of our choices. But we still make the choices based on those life rules:
Have sex before marriage? You might become a parent before marriage as well.
Smoke heavily? You’ll likely have health issues.
Experiment with addictive substances and you’ve very likely to become addicted.
On the positive side….
Choose to be kind and you’ll likely be thought of as a kind person.
The frustration is our choices affect not only our future, but many of the lives around us as well. God’s law makes it clear we are to blame for any sin we bring into this world. We stand fully condemned or redeemed by the decisions and choices we make.
You have a choice.
I don’t like seeing folks make bad choices but I am happy they have the freedom to – I am pro-choice. Obviously I am not advocating the “pro-choice” that chooses to kill babies for the sake of convenience, that is a frustrating definition of “pro-choice.”
Allowing free choice has positive and negative results. God loves us enough to provide freedom to choose. I choose Him.
Joshua 24:15 Joshua said to the people: “choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD”