A Christian Response To Abortion Essay

2148 words - 9 pages

A Christian Response to Abortion

Christians will all respond to the issue of abortion in different
ways. Some Christians will follow the teaching of their church and
strictly follow the rules that are laid out by that church. Others
will look at the bible and see if they can adopt an attitude to
abortion which best suits what is written. Other Christians may follow
the life example and teachings of Jesus trying to re-live his way of
life as Christians believe that Jesus is God, and they would believe
that God knows exactly what are the right and wrong things to do. Some
Christians may ask their friends and family how they feel about
abortion even asking their priest what their opinion maybe. Some
Christians form their own opinions even if it does go against the
teachings of their church.

The Roman Catholic Church sees a life starting at the moment of
conception. Life is a gift from God made in his image and likeness,
and from the moment of conception they should be treated equally as
any other human being with all the rights of a human being. The Roman
Catholic Church has always been against abortion and a second century
church teaching, the Didache said;

"You shall not kill by abortion, the fruit of the womb"

This clearly shows that most Roman Catholics should be against
abortion in all circumstances. By saying "You shall not kill by
abortion" suggests that abortion is murder and that to abort an unborn
child is exactly the same as killing a normal human being.

The Apostolic Constitution written in the 4th century stated

"Though shalt not slay thy child by causing abortion, nor kill that
which is already born, for everything that has been shaped by and has
received a soul from God, if it slain shall be avenged."

This quote is stating that all life has been made and loved by God if
you kill life then God will kill you. By saying "Though shalt not slay
thy child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is already born"
seems to suggest that killing children by abortion is the same as
killing children that are already born.

Some Roman Catholics will say that giving birth to the child does not
necessarily mean you have to look after it Victoria Gillik, a Roman
Catholic:

"Contraceptives will fail and human beings will make mistakes. There
will always be unplanned pregnancies. But there are always many
couples longing to adopt.. And there are many young girls who have
gone ahead and had babies and found it wasn't the end of the world.
There is help available, a baby is not the end of life but the
beginning"

This seems to suggest that having children is not a bad thing at all.
It is quite the opposite, if you have a child it does not necessarily
need to be a burden upon you. Other people may wish to adopt your
child and if you want to keep it does not mean...

Find Another Essay On A Christian Response to Abortion

Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia

1373 words - 5 pages Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia Christian Attitudes: Christians have different views about abortion and euthanasia, but they all take the issues very seriously. They are part of the discussion about the Sanctity of Life. Christians believe that all life is sacred and was given by God. It is a gift from God. To have an abortion or to accept euthanasia are very serious decisions and Christians

A response to Francis Schaeffer' book "Back to Freedom and Dignity" This essay discusses Schaeffer's christian view on B.F. Skinner

613 words - 2 pages destroyed.In conclusion I feel that I agree with what Schaeffer is saying in response to Skinner. He does not completely rule out the use of behaviorism. He states that the Christian does not say that there is no conditioning. I agree with that statement because conditioning can be demonstrated in many ways. I feel that he tells an accurate Christian point of view; in the book he brought back the meaning to freedom and dignity.BibliographySchaeffer, Francis A. Back To Freedom And Dignity.(Illinois: inter-varsity, 1972)

Christian Response to Third World Poverty and Injustice

1571 words - 6 pages Christian Response to Third World Poverty and Injustice b) Every disciple, every authentic Christian, must be on the road: not yet arrived or perfect, but moving, striving, falling and restarting in hope, and this ethos applies to the tackling of Third World poverty and injustice. Over one billion people are living in poverty today.The gap between rich and poor is getting wider. All over the world, disparities between

A Response to Functionalism

2380 words - 10 pages A Response to Functionalism Stephen Priest in Theories of Mind Chapter 5 describes functionalism as 'the theory that being in a mental state is being in a functional state' and adds that 'functionalism is, in a sense, an attempt to bypass the mind-body problem'. What does this definition really mean? An analogy might clarify the situation. Suppose a young child were to ask me what a saucepan was and in reply I said that it is a means

A response to an atheist

1612 words - 7 pages created a world in which there was unavoidable suffering or in which his creatures would (and in fact could have been created so as not to) engage in morally evil acts, acts which very often result in injury to innocent persons.” (1). The way McCloskey phrases this statement seems to address the logical form of the problem, which it successfully does. In response to this claim, I would question McCloskey whether a universe in which all of creation is

A Response To Stephen King’s

1064 words - 4 pages A Response to Stephen King's Why We Crave Horror Movies When I was a child I had three friends that lived in my neighborhood and an infinite amount of trouble and fun to get into. We used to have the most beaten, broken, dump of a yellow wagon covered in mold and pollen that we would pull at break-neck speeds behind our bikes with playing cards in the spokes. I have at least two visible scars on my now grown body from these endeavors

Abortion: A License to Kill

1591 words - 6 pages trying to distribute the nations wealth amongst its people evenly? No, this is thinking sensibly and in the long term, not trying to consume and deduct our world's resources for our own kin. So, here we come to the giant topic at hand, abortion. Or really, the power to chose. Choice is one of the key defining factors we have as a free nation. As mentioned previously, other countries do not allow one to choose to allow their child to live or not. So

This is is about the life and work of Ghandi from a Christian response.

1326 words - 5 pages follower of Jesus. While he credited Jesus as a contributor to his beliefs andpractices, he never became a practicing Christian. Instead, he took the actions that wouldbe considered ideal for a Christian, and applied them to his Hindu religion.Gandhi lived his life according to how Jesus would have in more devoted waythan any Christian has since his time. According to the Mahatma Gandhi article, thereare several examples of how Gandhi did this

A Response to the Great Depression

651 words - 3 pages A Response to the Great Depression The Great Depression of the 1930s was the economic event of the 20th century. The Great Depression began in 1929 when the entire world suffered an enormous drop in output and an unprecedented rise in unemployment. World economic output continued to decline until 1932 when it clinked bottom at 50% of its 1929 level. Unemployment soared, in the United States it peaked at 24.9% in 1933. Real economic output

A Reader Response to The Lie

610 words - 2 pages A Reader Response to The Lie     Pleasing people and the pressure that comes with it.  This is a major factor in one's everyday life. Eli Remenzel, however, has been caught in the middle of just one of the many lies he will ever tell. It just happens to be that this lie was one that would make a lot of people disappointed. In the short story "The Lie", the parents, and Eli's actions make me angry.  However, I can

A Person's Emotional Response to Food

1412 words - 6 pages with food. A person’s emotional response to food can vary to many different emotions; some pleasant and some unpleasant. In one part of a study, participants were given a questionnaire to answer questions pertaining to what emotions they experienced in response to food (Desmet & Schifferstein, 2008). The questionnaire was included a total of twenty-two emotions that had an even number of eleven pleasant and eleven unpleasant emotions. In the

Similar Essays

A Christian Response To Abortion Or Euthanasia

1045 words - 4 pages A Christian Response to Abortion or Euthanasia Abortion is the death of the foetus (life) from the mother's womb whether deliberate (operation/termination) or accidental (miscarriage). Christians are divided in their views on abortion. The Roman Catholic Church does not allow abortion. They do not agree on the precise moment in human development when a human person begins to exist. However, Roman Catholics are very

A Christian Response To Globalization Essay

897 words - 4 pages fashion in order to reach their consumers. Response from a Christian perspective; the concept of people in developing countries achieving better living conditions and a better life is appealing from a Christian world view. As Christians we would like to see global development that is fair, equitable and supports responsible stewardship. Servant leadership on a global scale would be the preferred leadership approach. Without economic justice and

A Possible Christian Response To E Tolls

1039 words - 5 pages Once again I tentatively approach this issue of eTolls. What should the Christian response to this be? In my previous post on this issue I made slight allusions to a response, but my heart was more focused on ‘why this issue’ is the one that makes everyone irate. Let me be clear from the outset that I am against the eTolling. I understand that it is corrupt. I am saddened by the economic consequences that it will incur. And when these economic

Response To Judith Jarvis Thomson's A Defense For Abortion

6708 words - 27 pages Response to Judith Jarvis Thomson's A Defense for Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson, in "A Defense of Abortion", argues that even if we grant that fetuses have a fundamental right to life, in many cases the rights of the mother override the rights of a fetus. For the sake of argument, Thomson grants the initial contention that the fetus has a right to life at the moment of conception. However, Thomson explains, it is not self-evident that