One of the great social issues of our time divides people into two groups: pro-life and pro-choice.
Either we believe the sanctity of life extends to unborn children, who all have the right to life, or we believe those who say that the mother has the right to choose what happens to her baby.
This raises an interesting question: Is God pro-life or pro-choice? If we’re talking about ending the physical life of an unborn baby, God’s Word makes it very clear that He has an interest in every person, even the unborn: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee” (Jeremiah 1:5). Taking the life of any person is murder.
However, as emotionally charged and socially impacting as the issue of abortion is, there is another one of even greater importance and more vital consequence: the issue of where you will spend eternity. God created you with a never-dying spirit and soul. When your days on earth are over, it is God to whom you must give account.
When it comes to your eternal fate, is God pro-life or pro-choice? Does He want everyone to live forever with Him in Heaven, or does He leave it up to each individual to decide? The answer is both.
Though it is God’s desire for “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4), there is one thing that stands in the way. Sin separates us from a holy God, and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
God loves you, and gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die and bear the punishment for all the sins of those who will turn to Him.
Some people think that since God is pro-life when it comes to salvation, His love will prevent anyone from facing eternity in Hell as judgment for their sins. It will not. Rather, His love has already provided the way of salvation for all those who will receive it, but you must choose to accept it or reject it.
Will you choose to bear God’s judgment for your sins through an eternity of torment, or will you repent of your sin and come to the Lord Jesus Christ, believing that He died in your place and rose again?
“I have set before you life and death – therefore choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
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