Many people, both Christians and non-Christians alike, ask themselves the same questions regarding what is considered right and wrong in our society today. Questions such as, “Is abortion wrong?”, “Is it okay to be homosexual and marry my partner?”, “Should marijuana be legalized?”, and much more. I would like to focus on these topics in the way that we, as Christians, should react to them and what to do when we are confronted with these issues.
Take abortion, for example. Many people believe that abortion should be the mother’s choice because she is the one that has to take care of the child and it is her responsibility in the end. Others believe that killing a baby while it is still in the mother’s womb is considered murder and goes against what is written in the Bible. In the Bible, God strictly says in the Ten Commandments that we should not murder. The act of killing the baby while it is not born yet goes under that category. It is medically proven that even though the baby doesn’t seem like it is fully formed and human, all its body parts are formed in the first ten weeks of the pregnancy, leaving the rest of the pregnancy for growth of every body part. In addition to this argument, I would like to say that I have had some very close people to me participate in aborting their babies, and the effects that took place in them was horrible. No one really mentions the side-effects that happen after abortion takes place, but I have witnessed it firsthand, and would not wish it on anyone. The depression and guilt that hits them immediately after the procedure never disappears, leaving them to cope with their depression in ways, such as getting themselves drunk constantly to alleviate the pain; changing them drastically into an unrecognizable person. Women that make the decision to get rid of their baby, whatever the reason, are never the same person.
The only way that they can feel whole and and go back to the way they used to be before, is through Jesus Christ. No matter how many therapeutic sessions they go to, or do countless things to numb the deep gap that they constantly feel, these women cannot help themselves, unless they turn to God, repent, and ask Him to heal them. The post-effects of abortion are poison for a person’s soul, and the only Healer is Jesus.