You Owe It to Yourself to Read This Book!

Randy Alcorn has written a book, Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments, that ought to be read by every Christian. In his book, Randy logically and biblically answers every major argument put forth by the pro-choice groups. Below is a sample of the chapter titles and discussion headings in his book. The chapter heading is the argument for abortion and the discussion is the pro-life answer to the argument. You owe it to yourself to read this book!

Chapter 1: “It is uncertain when human life begins; that’s a religious question that cannot be answered by science.”

  • If there is uncertainty about when human life begins, the benefit of the doubt should go to preserving life.
  • Medical textbooks and scientific reference works consistently agree that human life begins at conception.
  • Some of the world’s most prominent scientists and physicians testified to a U.S. Senate committee that human life begins at conception.

Chapter 2: “The fetus is just a part of the pregnant woman’s body, like her tonsils or appendix. You can’t seriously believe a frozen embryo is an actual person.”

  • A body part is defined by the common genetic code it shares with the rest of its body; the unborn’s genetic code differs from his mother’s.
  • The child may die and the mother live, or the mother may die and the child live, proving that they are two separate individuals.
  • Being inside something is not the same as being part of something.

Chapter 3: “The unborn is an embryo or a fetus—just a simple blob of tissue, a product of conception—not a baby. Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not killing a child.”

  • Like toddler and adolescent, the terms embryo and fetus do not refer to nonhumans, but to humans at particular stages of development.
  • Semantics affect perceptions, but they do not change realities; a baby is a baby no matter what we call her.
  • Prior to the earliest abortions, the unborn already has every body part she will ever have.
  • Every abortion stops a beating heart and terminates measurable brain waves.
  • Even in the earliest surgical abortions, the unborn child is clearly human in appearance.
  • Even before the unborn is obviously human in appearance, she is what she is—a human being.

Chapter 9: “Even if the unborn are human beings, they have fewer rights than the woman. No one should be expected to donate her body as a life-support system for someone else.”

  • Once we grant that the unborn are human beings, it should settle the question of their right to live.

Chapter 10: “Every person has the right to choose. It would be unfair to restrict a woman’s choice by prohibiting abortion.”

  • Any civilized society restricts the individual’s freedom to choose whenever that choice would harm an innocent person.

Psalm 139:13-17

For it was You (God) who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know [this] very well.
My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is!   

The credit for the direction and substance of this blog is based on the work of Pastor Rick Powell:  (http://www.pastorrickypowell.com/life_matters_with_pastor)

One thought on “You Owe It to Yourself to Read This Book!

  1. Thank you, Pastor Michael, This topic of Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments is so timely. I am enrolled currently in an apologetics class in which we are encouraged to listen actively, respect the person highly, and also lovingly confront them with the truth as explained in God’s Holy Word. I will share this information and book by Randy Alcom with the women in our neighborhood and in my sphere of influence as I mentor in public early childhood learning centers. Blessings this Thanksgiving season and daily!

    Dottie Jefferies

    Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 15:15:14 +0000 To: dottiejeff@msn.com

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