Thursday, February 08, 2007

Choice, Pt II

Cameron made the following comment on my post entitled "Choice" that must not go unanswered:

Or perhaps it has something to do with a human being's life, which is a tad different than owning a gun or choosing a school.

I'm assuming that Cameron is talking about Abortion when he mention's a human being's life.

Helaman 14:31 He hath given unto you that ye might aknow good from evil, and he hath given unto you that ye might bchoose life or death; and ye can do good and be crestored unto that which is good, or have that which is good restored unto you; or ye can do evil, and have that which is evil restored unto you.

1 comment:

Cameron said...

I was assuming you were talking about abortion when you wrote about choice in a "human's reproductive system." I stand by my point that choosing which school to go to is far different than choosing to end another person's life.

I believe the scripture you quote is referring to a person's choice in regards to personal salvation. Life meaning eternal life, death meaning being seperated from the presence of God.

But let's be clear as to what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stance is on abortion:

Human life is a sacred gift from God. Elective abortion for personal or social convenience is contrary to the will and the commandments of God. Church members who submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions may lose their membership in the Church.

In today's society, abortion has become a common practice, defended by deceptive arguments. Latter-day prophets have denounced abortion, referring to the Lord's declaration, "Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it" (D&C 59:6). Their counsel on the matter is clear: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must not submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for an abortion. Church members who encourage an abortion in any way may be subject to Church discipline.