Which of these Bible quotes applies to abortion?

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Matthew 18:8 - Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

Matthew 18:10 - Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

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Matthew 18:8 2
Matthew 18:10 0

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:45 (seven years ago) link

Pro-lifers seem to think it's the latter.

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:50 (seven years ago) link

Matthew 18:8 implies that a mother with a life-threatening pregnancy ought to abort because she will go to hell if she dies with an unbaptized fetus in her womb. I feel like a lot of evangelicals could get on board with that interpretation: it's so brutal it could almost be a Chick tract.

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:54 (seven years ago) link

If you consider the difference between "offend thee" and "offend God," pretty much any abortion would be permissible.

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:12 (seven years ago) link

pro-lifers don't accept a fetus as a part of a woman's body, so would reject the notion that matthew 18:8 applies to a fetus.

mystery local boy (rushomancy), Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:15 (seven years ago) link

There's an old testament passage that specifies the punishment for harming a woman in a way that causes miscarriage. It is a lesser punishment than the punishment for causing a person's death, so at least the OT would not appear to view a fetus as equal to a human life.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 25 October 2016 15:37 (seven years ago) link

My response:

Jesus wept

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2016 15:46 (seven years ago) link

Haha I don't think Jesus would resort to weeping given the current situation.

John 3:16 vs Luke 10:27 fite

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 15:56 (seven years ago) link

four weeks pass...

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System, Thursday, 24 November 2016 00:01 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 25 November 2016 00:01 (seven years ago) link

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