I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions on how to perform an abortion of sorts (Numbers 5:11-31). Finally, the Bible repeats the theme that God breathes life into us. Based on this, it seems that life is not Biblically considered to begin until birth. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not pro-abortion by any means. It still *seems* disgusting and wrong to me but I have nothing Biblical to base this gut feeling on. And by the way, thank God not all sins are illegal or I would probably be rotting in prison.
We tend to think that refusing to exalt Christ is staying true to our self-will and personal freedom when really we are condemning ourselves. Sure, we can pretend to stay true to ourselves, but if you want to talk about reality, all of that is completely trivial if this life is an island and He's the only pilot with a plane and a flight plan.