God tells us life begins in the womb

To the editor:

“Those who call themselves Christians, i.e., followers of Jesus, should note there is no reference in the Gospels to Jesus having said or done anything concerning abortion.”

This statement was made in a Public Forum letter, “Don’t fall for political noise in dealing with the abortion issue. (June 13)

Although Jesus did not specifically speak about the act of aborting a life, the Gospel writer Matthew, gives us Jesus’words spoken to crowds as He sat on a mountainside. Often called “The Sermon On The Mount,” Jesus began with a series of “Blessed are they” statements, including, “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)

Then Jesus continued, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”

“Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. . .”

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgement . . .” (quoted from Matthew 5:l7 and following)

God is merciful and forgives our sins for Jesus’ sake, who took our punishment upon Himself on the cross and lives that we might live on in heaven. This merciful God desires that we follow His commands that protect us and our neighbor. God tells us life begins in the womb in the Psalms.

Toward the conclusion of His teachings on the hill, Jesus also said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21) . . . “Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24)

Trudy Madetzke

Marshall

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