In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. George Grant and has been updated to reflect developments in the issue. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro-life resources.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Abortion: The Ethical Dilemma of our Time
1. A Nation Divided
2. The Sanctity of Life
3. The Sanctity of Life and Natural Law
4. When Does Life Begin?
5. What If You Are Not Sure About Abortion?
6. The Role of Government in Abortion
Part II: An Analysis of Pro-Abortion and Pro-Choice Arguments
7. A Woman’s Right to Her Body
8. Three Frequent Assertions
9. The Pro-Choice Position
10. The Problem of Unwanted Pregnancies
Part III: A Compassionate Response and Strategy
11. Is Abortion the Unpardonable Sin?
12. A Pro-Life Strategy
Appendix A: Testimony on the Beginning of Human Life
Appendix B: Pro-Life Resources
R.C. Sproul is the founder, chairman and president of Ligonier Ministries, an international multimedia ministry based in Lake Mary, Florida, and can be heard teaching around the United States and overseas on his daily radio program Renewing Your Mind. He also serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew s Chapel in Sanford, Florida.He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Truth of the Cross, The Prince's Poison Cup, The Holiness of God, and Chosen by God. He also served as general editor of The Reformation Study Bible.
“Staying silent on the issue of abortion is no longer an option. It is time for those who are respected and capable to speak out and say it straight. I know of no one who qualifies better than R.C. Sproul.” – Chuck Swindoll, Senior Pastor, Stonebriar Community Church
“R.C. Sproul covers the issues candidly and objectively – without the emotion and demagoguery that so often pervade the abortion debate. You are the jury; you decide the verdict.” – John MacArthur, Pastor-teaching, Grace Community Church
“R.C. Sproul’s book on abortion is a classic text in the evangelical witness against the culture of death. I pray this Twentieth Anniversary Edition will awaken a new generation of Christians to the joyful duty of protecting the ‘least of these,’ our Lord Jesus’ unborn brothers and sisters.” – Russell D. Moore, Dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary