'I kill and I make alive' The deliberate taking away of life (killing) under the kind of conditions and situations mentioned in this video clip (rare as they are) is still the sole right of GOD. Nowhere does GOD ever give this right to any man (under these situations. Capital punishment is different). We are not "gods" and we cannot play "God" even in exceptional cases. We cannot do evil that good may come. Let GOD be GOD. He knows best, judges most righteously and works sovereignly. His command to us in this regard is "thou shalt not kill." We dare not make of none effect the Word of the Almighty, All-Wise God. Obedience is always better than sacrifice in His sight. (oh, and by the way, I am not a Romanist- I am a Protestant Christian!)
Thou Shalt Not Kill Is it ever right to have an abortion? No. The Roman Catholic Church is clear: No abortions whatsoever, even in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. In that case a surgical procedure, called a salpingectomy removes all of the tube (full salpingectomy) or only the part to which the embryo is attached (partial salpingectomy), inadvertently ending the pregnancy. The Roman Catholic Church follows the teaching of Scripture: Thou shalt not kill (Ex. 20:13).
Great Sermon! Good message. If as you said, Protestants give exclusive rights to the mother and the Roman Catholic Church to the fetus: Must a Catholic woman keep an ectopic pregnancy despite an extremely high risk of maternal mortality and zero chance of the child's survival? That is, does the Catholic Church leave women with ectopic pregnancies to die? Thank you for clarifying these very important issues.
Dr. Alan Cairns served for 25 years as pastor of Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, before retiring and being named Pastor Emeritus in 2007. Prior to coming to the United States, he pastored Free Presbyterian churches in Dunmurry and Ballymoney, in Co. Antrim, Northern...