SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: The Worth of a Life
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)
Jesus implies in this verse that one soul is worth more than the world. What inestimable wealth has abortion cost our world? Have we aborted the man or woman who would have cured cancer? Have we aborted statesmen who would have brought peace to war-torn places? Have we aborted inventors who would have invented the most ingenuous inventions?
A mother has tuberculosis and her husband syphilis. Together they have had four children. The first child was born blind, the second was stillborn, the third was born deaf & dumb and the fourth child was born with tuberculosis. They’re now pregnant with their fifth child. Would you recommend an abortion? If so, congratulations, you’ve just killed Beethoven.
A woman is engaged to a man some years older than her; she finds out that she is facing an unplanned pregnancy. The child she is carrying is definitely not the son of her fiancé, and he is worried for her sake and for the sake of her reputation in the community. This child could cost them their future, not to mention the woman her life. Abortion or Not? If so, congratulations, you’ve just aborted Jesus of Nazareth!