No... I am not pro-choice, not in the way the term has been utilized. As a matter of fact, I'm not "pro" anything. I believe in the existence of choice as choice exists.
Choice...it Does Exist!
If you believe in the infallacy of the Word then you know how it all began. The story of Adam and Eve begins in the Garden of Eden and ends with their expulsion. How easy would it have been for the Creator of the world to "make" Adam/Eve choose the right way. How easy would it have been for the Lord to have never placed the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden.God, the Father, Maker of heaven and earth decided in His wisdom that it was good to establish the freedom to choose. The choice to choose life with Him or on our own accord.
Yet many Christians ignore the fundamental truth and existence to choice, but champion various "moral" causes such as abortion, homosexuality, pornography in the hopes of "purifying" society by legislating the behavior and actions of others.To them, this is evangelism. IF moralistic legislation can preserve anything on this God forsaken earth, then the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is no longer good news.
If a holy and righteous God allowed the mere existence of choice; to sin or not to sin, who is anyone to impose "morality" on anyone else? Are we not called to minister to those who share that burden and right of choice as it is so given of the Father? Not only is it arrogant and high-mindedness, it is disobedience in the most direct form to the call of Christ. Too many, spend time championing for moral causes than ministering, evangelizing, as commanded by Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Many are fooled by their error in understanding, being active against abortion and other issues is "right" because abortion wrong. When in truth, such affiliations display the behavior and beliefs of the Pharisees in Christ's time..whose actions and beliefs he strongly condemned.
So many Christians proudly espouse John 3:16 word-for-word, by memory alone. It is these same Christians who ignore the existence of free will, and the true calling of the Gospel, fail to acknowledge the very NEXT verse: John 3:17
"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
As evidenced by His interaction with Mary Magdalene, the woman at the well and the thief crucified next to Him, Christ's goal was to share the Gospel, the good news that was given to Him to carry out and bear for ALL people. While Christ did not condemn the adulteresses and thieves, He did condemn the Pharisees who were hypocritical in every form, because of the unbelief they had in their heart. John 3:18
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Let those who believe that "evangelism" is legislated morality be warned... they preach a gospel that contradicts the clear purpose of God's plan of salvation for mankind. Again, Christ's disgust was not towards those who cheated on their spouses, and lived promiscuously or even those lusted and stole another's possession. No, His harshest words were preserved for those who reveled in self-righteousness and in the condemnation of others.
Truth and Consequences
The freedom of will is limited by the consequences of our choices. Free will is our form of accountability to God...that's the beauty of free will, while we are free to choose, our choices will be evident by the consequences of it. Such is the law and nature of free will. While some choose to oppress, Believers choose to liberate, by the Word and Gospel of God...."For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son"...without condemnation, just as the King of kings did unto everyone who would believe on Him.
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This post has been updated as of May 22, 2010 for further clarification and editing. Comments listed prior to this date may not reflect any quoted statements previously found in this post.