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|NASB||Exodus 20:13 ¶ "You shall not murder.|
|Exodus 20:13 ¶ "You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide). [Gen 9:6; Ex 21:12, 14, 18]|
How should we view saving a pregnant woman's life when it is either save her, or save the baby, as that means we have to kill one to save the other?
Killing is always wrong. In this case God is not providing an option, it is either one, or the other.
Question; how is doing anything one way or the other right in the sight of God and which one based on scriptures would you choose?
I can't decide.
Ps, this is not to debate Catholicism with Protestantism.
blessings abound, bowler
Bible Answer: Greetings Bowler!
Are we going to being another 'assumed either or' questions? :-)
First of all, Scripture never says that killing is always wrong. Murder is forbidden, but God sometimes order people to kill whether in war or in cases of capital punishment.
I would assume that we all agree that God cannot command someone to sin.
Your assumed 'either or' situation though makes discussion difficult.
There is a difference between trying to save both and losing one (or both) and deliberately killing one of the two.
The other problem is that we are left with only once possible solution, and one possible outcome. However, this is not the reality of the situation, ever.
So, how should a Christian choose? We certainly should not 'murder' one to save another since this would be a direct violation of God's law.
Your Brother in Christ,