Thursday, April 23, 2009

This week's lesson: life

Life is good.

But it is not the only good.

When it comes to abortion, for instance, Seventh-day Adventists are pro-choice. (Don't believe me? Read the statement here.)

And while we oppose active euthanasia (sometimes called "physician-assisted suicide"), we believe that:
Needless to say, each of these beliefs are controversial -- and many Christians would oppose them all.

That's because we all agree that life is a gift from God -- but we all disagree on how to balance that gift with others, such as free will. And when you add our uncertainty about the exact nature of that gift, i.e. when it begins, when it ends, and when we should intervene in those two events . . .

Well, we all agree that life is good.

Good and interesting.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Some" Seventh-day Adventists are pro-choice. The General Conference executive committee does not determine doctrine for the church. Note that they didn't dare bring that statement before the GC session.

Pastor Greg said...

Some Adventist are pro-choice; some are pro-life.

But statement voted by the GC means that SDA hospitals are effectively pro-choice, and that's what counts.

Anonymous said...

Time to bring it to the floor of the GC session.

Pastor Greg said...

Let me know when you figure out how to do it anonymously.