According to Scripture, anyone who believes in Jesus will be saved, thus the question of whether they go to heaven or hell, is rather silly. It has already been confirmed that they are going to heaven. Perhaps it is fear of the unknown that they are portraying, or fear of a painful death. Both are naturalistic reactions seen throughout our lives.
Why do people die painful deaths: because in this chaotic world, that's just how things work. Pain and death are side effects of sin, and this world reeks with it.
As to why we are against abortion: it is true, we believe these children do go to heaven, but this isn't our call to make. Life and death is a choice that only God should make. After all, can we, as humans, return life after we have taken it? Is it our responsibility to say who lives and who dies? This power and responsibility belongs to God alone, and thus I, personally, can not support abortion.
I don't fear death, as much as I fear how I'll die. I would prefer that my death would be as useful as my life, or that I would go out in a bang. Old age seems overrated to me.
If they really believed in Heaven, what unknown would there be to be afraid of? They probably aren't afraid of a painfull death, seeing as Christians constantly claim that an eternity in Heaven makes any kind of suffering on earth worth it. Many Christians also think that there is nothing wrong with the painfull deaths of good people, because they go to heaven anyway. If they were afraid of a painfull death, they would be huge hypocrites.
Couldn't an omnipotent God make any death painless? And pain and death aren't caused by sin, they're just natural parts of live. Pain is caused by the signals from our nervesystem, not by sin.
If God allows these ''children'' to be aborted, than clearly he made the choice to have them die. If we aren't in a position to chose who lives and dies, why do Chritians want to decide if those fetuses should live? And why would those Christians be against Abortion, if they believed that these children will spend all eternity in heaven?
It is true that Scripture states that the pain of death is taken away for Christians. Our soul by the time would already be on our way to heaven, and all that would be experiencing the pain would be an empty shell. I am simply referring to the body's natural reaction to the idea of pain, much like how the idea of needles make people uneasy.
"And pain and death aren't caused by sin, they're just natural parts of live."
Indeed. So is sin. The text states that it is the natural tendency of human nature to be at odds with God. The definition of sin is to be at odds with God. Sin is natural, thus pain and death are also natural. This is the world we've made for ourselves.
True, God allows these children to be aborted, and he also allows us to make the choice to abort them. Thus, should we simply make the choice because it is available? I think not. Christians fight abortion, to put it simply, because we seek to protect life. It's kind of our mandate as dictated through Scripture. Cheesy, I know, but that's the simplest way to put it.
Why would God create humans with an instinct which causes them to be afraid for something they don't have to be afraid of?
If sin is part of human nature, and God designed human nature, than doesn't that make him responsible for sin? And seeing as Christians constantly ignore what God/Jesus says (like ''don''t work on the Sabbath'' and ''don't pray in public" (Matthew 6:5)), that would make most Christians sinful.
This is what you said earlier:
''Life and death is a choice that only God should make. After all, can we, as humans, return life after we have taken it? Is it our responsibility to say who lives and who dies? This power and responsibility belongs to God alone''
If he choses to let people live or die, how can humans possibly interfere with that? So why do Christians feel like they have the responsibility to say that those fetuses can't die?
Indeed. The problems with that statement are: 1.) You're assuming there are people who don't sin. According to scripture, sin is our natural tendency, thus we are all affected by it. If it was possible not to sin, Jesus wouldn't have needed to die.
2.) You're assuming that people without sin would be living "here" forever. With the universe running down and so forth, why would we want to live here for eternity?
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