#1. Christianity...The Old Testament ended with the prophets of God predicting the coming of the Anointed One, who would enter history to bring redemption and deliverance to His people. Some 400 years later, the New testament begins with the book of Matthew revealing the fulfillment of these prophecies in Jesus Christ, the long awaited Messiah. Matthew, a Jewish tax collector for the Roman government, is called by Jesus to become one the twelve apostles. Thus, his Gospel often gives an eye-witness account. Jesus came to save both the Jews and the Gentiles. There is one true God, but with the essence of 3, the Trinity: God the Father; God the Son; and God the Holy Spirit. The standards of God are high, but the example he gave us is perfect...Jesus. Christ is sufficient for whatever need we might have. The ways of God are infinitely higher than the ways of the world. Jesus willingly laid down His life to redeem a sinful world with His perfect and acceptable sacrifice.
Now, as you can see, Jesus came to give His all for our every debt and transgression, so that we might turn from our wicked ways and serve Him. As He came not just for our sake but for His Father in Heaven... to do His perfect Will, which is to fulfill the Law of His Word, those sacred rules written on two tablets of Stone by Moses. Jesus refers to His fulfilling the Law in Matthew 5:17--Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
#2. Islam and the Quran, their primary focus was on Muhammad who was an ordinary person who lived, and was admired by many, as he was thought to be the "interpreter" for God...The same God as the Christian God? No! Their god is known as a rock, The Black Moon Rock. Muhammad was a sinner as any sinner could ever be, he did not have the kindness and meekness of Jesus Christ. Muhammad ordered executions for no other reason than, if they did not follow his Ideology, Islam as in the Quran, that they had to be put to death. Would execution for that reason be justified? No, because they were innocent people. Islam's primary teaching follow along the lines of this particular verse--SURAH 4:89--Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them.
As you can see, both belief systems, as far as life is concerned, are very much different in a moralistic standpoint--One cherishes life(Christianity), the other doesn't(Islam).
So, how does this relate to life decisions, as we see it here today in America?
Since we are dominantly Christian here in America, I'm going to focus on Christianity, because it is morally above that of Islam. First, here is an interesting piece from an article that I've found--
Ironically, those who seem to be the most in favor of the death penalty are the same ones who are most opposed to abortion. Behind both positions there is a conservative way of thinking which is still found in many sections of the country. In both these issues can be seen the awesome power to determine the life and death of a person. This is a right which some believe belongs only to God.
How does the Death Penalty make an impression upon you? Do you cherish the life of others? Do you care and cherish the life of your own family, those who are closest and dearest to you?
How would you feel in the event of a loss in your family to a murderer?
Let's take a look at what the bible says--
Exodus 20:13--Thou shall not murder! Immediately following this Commandment from the Ten Commandments God reaffirms to His people that Murder is not acceptable and will be punished--Exodus 21:12--Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death. Now, this takes us back to Jesus fulfillment of these Laws, Jesus Death on the Cross at Calvary represents two things ... His death was representative of the Sin of the entire world and that Sin, ultimately leads to death of the Spirit. Through the shedding of His innocent blood is also representative of the fact, that, no innocent life is to be murdered under any circumstances, NONE!!!
So, what we do in the physical body is affected by how we react in our Spiritual walk to different stimuli, and what actions we take, there are consequences for those actions!!
How does all of this relate to Abortion? Although many in the Leftist community question the precious Life within a Mother's womb, they are not consistent with the Scriptures--Luke 1:44-45--As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. Jeremiah 1:5--Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.
You see, friends, to question the very life which God hath ordained, is to blaspheme the name of the Lord God, and is to deny His Only Son Jesus Christ, Who was formed by God Himself in the womb of the Virgin Mary!!
I'm going to summarize it in very simple terms--All innocent life is precious, and to take (Murder) Life, is against the Law of God ... If America continues to Murder innocent unborn children, and continues to not bring to Justice those who have committed crimes against innocent humanity ... America will never stand!! She will be like every Nation before Her!!!
Wake Up, America!!!
See also Part Two.