The Truth on Abortion
"Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder. A great many different motives may lead to an action of this kind; indeed in cases where it is an act of despair, performed in circumstances of extreme human or economic destitution and misery, the guilt may often lie rather with the community than with the individual. . . . All these considerations must no doubt have a quite decisive influence on our personal and pastoral attitude towards the person concerned, but they cannot in any way alter the fact of murder." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his book Ethics (New York; Macmillan, 1965) 175-6.
Learn about Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's pro-abortion policy and position here.
7/15/2014 08:40:58 am
As Dan has pointed out on the Exposing the ELCA website's "The ELCA and Abortion: THE FACTS" page [ http://www.exposingtheelca.com/uploads/2/4/2/8/2428588/factsheetonelcaabortion-final-21.pdf ], "Every other Lutheran church body in the United States (the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, the LCMC, the NALC, and so on) is strongly pro-life and opposed to abortion except in the extremely rare case when an abortion is an unavoidable by-product of medical procedures necessary to prevent the death of the mother."
7/17/2014 12:24:15 am
Written in 1999, Peter Leithart's "Attacking the Tabernacle" explores the language of Psalm 139 to show the sacredness to God of preborn babies and the abomination to their Creator when they're aborted in the name of "choice." The ELCA would do well to pay heed.
Free Bird (Kandy)
8/13/2014 11:48:22 pm
It so sad when so called Christians are Pro Baby Killers !! The evil one has tried to destroy humanity from the very beginning ! One day these men and women will learn the truth from God !! On that day Shame will fill their hearts for eternity! SHAME and eternal REGRET !!!! We must pray that some will have a change of heart before death ! We must fight for the unborn children !! We must be their voice !! We must remember all the ones lost to abortion !! Oh Father in heaven please FORGIVE us !!! In Jesus Name !!!Cleanse , Deliver ,Heal and Restore us to Your Eternal TRUTH ! AMEN !! your sister in Christ Kandy Smith (real name)
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