Not Just Pro-life, But Whole-life

The Bible teaches not only opposition to death but celebration of life
when you hear the term pro-life, what do you think of? It’s amazing how it has become associated primarily with abortion.

However, being pro-life means more than opposing abortions. For Christians, being pro-life should be all about promoting the goodness of the full extent of created human life and existence against what the late Pope John Paul II appropriately called the culture of death.

Although it may be difficult to change the terms of reference, perhaps we should be calling ourselves whole-lifers to signal our positive support of life from conception through natural death.

Let’s take a biblical look at what it means for Christians to be pro-life and whole-life. What’s the point?

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