What would you do?
1. There's a preacher and wife who are very, very, poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with their fifteenth child. They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
2. A white man raped a 13 year old black girl and she got pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A young woman is pregnant. She's not married. Her fiancÚ is not the father of the baby, and he's very upset. Would you consider recommending abortion?
These three circumstances are very upsetting and unsettling, at least to some people. What would you recommend in the three circumstances? Would you recommend abortion, or would you recommend that the child be born? An even more important question -- would God recommend abortion? God is the final judge of all our decisions.
If you recommend abortion in the first case, you have just killed John Wesley, One of the great evangelists in the 19th century.
In the second case, you have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer.
If you recommend abortion in the third case, you have just approved the murder of Jesus Christ.
Adapted from a tract by
Central Baptist Church
Jefferson City, MO