A Christian Looks to the Bible
for Guidance on Abortion
R. H. Allen
Published by Murder Creek Publishing at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 R. H. Allen
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As Christians we all consider ourselves searchers for the truth. Sometimes that search will take us to a few of the more obscure corners of the scriptures, or the same search might cause us to reexamine a familiar passage that we have always assumed had a specific meaning. If we stop to look at well known passages in context and try to find other passages that address the situation we are trying to learn more about, we occasionally find better insight into the true meaning of the passage we are researching.
One key to finding a better understanding of what the truth is, surrounding a particular issue, is to have an open mind. I often use a simple exercise with large classes to illustrate the fact that we don’t always understand what we read, because we tend to read what we think the passage says instead of what it really says. This can be due a variety of factors including: educational level, cultural background, religious training, and social mores that existed when we were developing our values structure.