Fwd: The Abortion of God's temple
E G M (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 12:07:37 -0800 (PST)
---E G M <email@example.com> wrote:
> I like Scott's conclusion below. I'll like to add some biblical
> support. Given that there are many that would like to define when a
> human life begins so that abortion, among other perversities, could
> be performed with the blessing of the religious, we should bear in
> mind one of the teachings of Paul -- our bodies are the temple of the
> Holy Spirit. If we indeed appreciate the doctrine of our physical
> bodies as temples of God, I would then submit that justifying abortion
> becomes impossible at least in the case of a Christian woman.
> Furthermore, a theology of "our bodies as temples of God" would have
> further impact on the life of the unborn and even of an embryo, or, do
> we have the audacity to destroy the future temples of God? The
> mistery of Christ in us should be sufficient to respect all human
> EDUARD0 G. M0R0S
> How I would apply this distinction to this discussion is to assert
> that the "soul" probably does not exist until brain activity begins,
> whereas the "Image of God" kind of unique human qualities which Brian
> refers to below might be better described as 'spirit'--the unique
> life breathed into us by God to allow fellowship with Him. I do not
> know when this event occurs, nor do I believe that science can answer
> that question. (For that matter, Scripture is essentially silent as
> well!) I am content, however, to leave the matter in His Sovereign
> hands, and to err in the direction of protecting the sanctity of ALL
> human life--born and unborn, rich and poor, saved and unsaved,
> regardless of national origin or relative epidermal pigmentation.
> "in ipso enim vivimus et movemur et sumus sicut"
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