Skip to comments.Pastor Uses Jesus' Parable To Defend Abortion
Posted on 05/09/2011 1:29:23 PM PDT by marcbold
Weve all heard Christians argue that while their religion might say abortion is wrong, they cant force their religion on others. Thats the out they give themselves. But Reverend Matthew Westfox of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice goes one step further by actually twisting one of Jesus parables into a pro-abortion defense. He did so in an article on his reflections on Easter.
A pro-life stance cannot concern itself only with the life of the woman. In the parable of the sower, Jesus reminds us that seed alone does not bring about new life that all aspects of the conditions into which the seed are cast must be suitable to sustain life. If there is not enough light or too many weeds or other circumstances that make the ground unfit, the seed will not grow. The story reminds us that respecting and honoring life means doing all we can to create the conditions that will allow life to flourish while at the same time respecting and accepting that some conditions are not suitable to sustaining life. We do no service by trying to force life into places where the ground is not right.
Similarly, living out a pro-life theology means ensuring that those who want to create new life or parent a child never feel they cannot because the ground they stand upon is not suitable. It also means that no one should ever be coerced into bringing new life into a situation they do not believe is ready to sustain it. A truly pro-life theology means working for health care, employment, and other factors so that no one ever feels he or she cannot be a parent because the conditions arent suitable and...
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Why? Should contributors to Canada Free Press or Mark Steyn have to do that as well?
Doing otherwise is pimping for blog hits.
The author does not own or publish the Catholic National Register. He isn't gaining financially.
Do you view FR as a blog advertising medium?
No, but even lefties at the New York Times get page views from FR. It's inevitable.
Particularly for those who fail to donate?
I imagine only Jim and John can confirm donation status unless a donor puts himself on the list (that was years ago; not sure if there's a recent one.)
I’ll pray for this so called “Pastor”, that his eyes may be opened and he will stop perverting God’s word.
Show where either of them are excerpting their own material to score blog hits from FR.
Interestingly, the "author" of this "piece" has an exclusive
history of posting as threads only his own writings, excerpted
in order to harvest blog hits from Free Republic.
Isn't that curious? Almost like USING us as a business model.
Support that do you?
I support you hitting the abuse button to register your whine and cheese selections with the Mods, and spare us the filler in the threads.
If you had said that in the first place, I would have agreed with you. But he's gotten away with it for three years, that's why hitting abuse might work better.
Stop trembling, Poindexter. Nobody is going to hit you.
You got that right, Bruce.
Those who say that you can’t force your religion on anyone else are correct, but they’re the same ones who force their religious beliefs on others by supporting Planned Parenthood through our taxes.
There are worse than atheists or pagans. These people are wolves on sheep clothing devouring the unsuspecting flocks.
This man is no minister of the gospel. He’s a tool of Satan.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Satan likes to twist scripture to his own purposes too.
If he works for them then very likely all the articles he writes become their intellectual property. He may also work under contract for them with the understanding that his work becomes their property with them holding and exercising copyright over them.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us, and is a devil still.
A. W. Tozer
“These people are wolves in sheep clothing devouring the unsuspecting flocks.”
Nah. Coyotes (that’s pretty much what a west fox is) with a little ovine lipstick, perhaps, but wolves, no. Besides which, how could anyone take seriously a man who looks like the (Ir)reverend Westfox? Sadly, he probably even thinks he is quite clever having come up with this analogy.
God hates these abominations. God would never approve of killing innocent children. But look who does: "And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through fire unto Molech; which I commanded not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin." Jeremiah 32:35
Abortion is a holy "rite" of these false "brethren."
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