What Does It Mean To Be “Pro-Life”?

Episode 643 Show Notes 

From the Show

If you are “pro-life,” you should be pro-life for everybody. The Christian church has been called by Jesus to be compassionate to those who are vulnerable, to those who are in need, and those who are suffering. And right now, one of the most vulnerable places to be in the United States is the womb. It is not about telling someone else what they can and can’t do with their body, it’s about telling others what they can and can’t do to another person’s body.

––Adriel Sanchez

What Does It Mean To Be “Pro-Life”?

Questions in this Episode

1. Jesus proclaimed that he was the Son of God, and yet in Mark 1:25, Jesus rebuked the demons and told them not to say who he was. Why did he do that?

2. What does it mean to be saved and what does that look like?

3. Doesn’t God require us to obey him rather than man? I know Romans 13 says we should obey the governing authorities, but there seems to be a double-standard enforced by the government regarding which things can be open amidst the pandemic and which cannot. What should the church do?

4. I am a registered nurse and cannot imagine how men can tell women what to do with their bodies. I am not for abortion but I would never foist my beliefs onto others. There are lots of elderly people being mistreated in the nursing homes, why don’t “pro-lifers” care about them? 

5. I take communion at my home every day. Am I “heaping judgment” upon myself?

6. I am fifty-eight and have never been married. Should I seek out a spouse or should I just wait for God to answer my prayers?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners’ questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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