by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – It’s The Same Rhetoric
Nancy continues on her rant about end of life choices by linking it once again to abortion. Linked to the Facebook page where yes, there are people telling her she is wrong in the first piece of this series.
Nancy believes that Brittany Maynard took her life because ‘she could not cope’, not even willing to admit it wasn’t a lack of ‘coping’ but a decision to end her physical suffering.
I’m tired of the broken record. The rhetoric is the same with those who advocate abortion as those who advocate the freedom to take one’s life if they feel they cannot cope. “It’s her body. She can do what she likes.” Unfortunately, it’s not true. In the case of abortion it is not the mother’s body that is at stake; it is the life of another person who is being created in the image of God in the womb. No one has the right to take the life of another living being.
The same words are spoken regarding “death with dignity.” “It’s her body. Stop judging what she does.” Yes, in some ways it is her body. But more truthfully, her body belongs to the Creator who gave her life. Her body belongs to Him. And more so if she or he is a Christian. 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 NLT says, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? YOU DO NOT BELONG TO YOURSELF, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
We must be reminded again that there are only two kingdoms in this world–the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. And they both have their own language. The language of the kingdom of God comes from the Bible and is different from the language of this world. Isaiah 55:8, 9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Whereas, the language of the kingdom of darkness is the language of humanism that always revolves around what man thinks, that honors the creature more than the Creator, that espouses selfishness, and that believes we do what we think is best rather than what God says.
If you are a truly born again Christian, make sure you speak the right language. If you belong to the kingdom of God, be careful you do not fall into the trap of speaking the language of the religion of humanism and the religion of tolerance.
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