One of the great social issues of our timeÂ divides people into two groups:Â pro-life and pro-choice.
Either we believe the sanctity of lifeÂ extends to unborn children, who allÂ have the right to life, or we believeÂ those who say that the mother has theÂ right to choose what happens to herÂ baby.
This raises an interesting question:Â Is God pro-life or pro-choice? If weâ€™reÂ talking about ending the physical lifeÂ of an unborn baby, Godâ€™s Word makesÂ it very clear that He has an interestÂ in every person, even the unborn:Â â€œBefore I formed thee in the belly I knewÂ theeâ€ (Jeremiah 1:5). Taking the life ofÂ any person is murder.
However, as emotionally chargedÂ and socially impacting as the issueÂ of abortion is, there is another oneÂ of even greater importance and moreÂ vital consequence: the issue of whereÂ you will spend eternity. God createdÂ you with a never-dying spirit andÂ soul. When your days on earth areÂ over, it is God to whom you must giveÂ account.
When it comes to your eternal fate,Â is God pro-life or pro-choice? DoesÂ He want everyone to live forever withÂ Him in Heaven, or does He leave itÂ up to each individual to decide? TheÂ answer is both.
Though it is Godâ€™s desire for â€œallÂ men to be saved, and to come unto theÂ knowledge of the truthâ€ (1 TimothyÂ 2:4), there is one thing that stands inÂ the way. Sin separates us from a holyÂ God, and â€œthe wages of sin is deathâ€Â (Romans 6:23).
God loves you, and gave His Son,Â Jesus Christ, to die and bear the punishmentÂ for all the sins of those whoÂ will turn to Him.
Some people think that since GodÂ is pro-life when it comes to salvation,Â His love will prevent anyone fromÂ facing eternity in Hell as judgment forÂ their sins. It will not. Rather, His loveÂ has already provided the way of salvationÂ for all those who will receive it,Â but you must choose to accept it orÂ reject it.
Will you choose to bear Godâ€™s judgmentÂ for your sins through an eternityÂ of torment, or will you repent of yourÂ sin and come to the Lord Jesus Christ,Â believing that He died in your placeÂ and rose again?
â€œI have set before you life and deathÂ â€¦ therefore choose lifeâ€ (DeuteronomyÂ 30:19).
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