Most Christians say God does not approve of abortion.
But they also say that the children who are aborted, go directly to heaven.
But what could be a greater blessing, than protecting a child from the eternal dangers lurking in “freewill” that arise around the time of the age of accountability? You will say it is God’s purpose that we allow pregnancies to come full term and that the born child grow up. But that is highly debatable, as God takes personal responsibility for all cases of murder: ” It is I who put to death and give life.” Deu 32:39 NAS. So it is certain that when a child is aborted, this was the will of God. God could not take responsibility for all murder, if he did not will all murder. Why is God taking responsibility for a murder, if he did not will for that murder to happen? Doesn’t that put God on the level of a lonely psycho who falsely confesses to a crime he didn’t do?
For those reasons, you cannot condemn abortion on the ground that God wills for all pregnancies to come to full term. God is sovereign, you actually have no idea what his purpose might be for any certain baby. God himself directly killed the baby born to David and Bathsheba:
15 So Nathan went to his house. Then the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s widow bore to David, so that he was very sick.
16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
17 And the elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.
18 Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. (2Sa 12:15-18 NAS)
God ordered his followers to slay babies and children:
2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.
3 ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'” (1Sa 15:2-3 NAS)
Slaying children among war captives was normal:
15 And Moses said to them, “Have you spared all the women?
16 “Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.
17 “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. (Num 31:15-17 NAS)
God causes misccariages, and wills that some babies lose access to breastmilk:
14 Give them, O LORD– what wilt Thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. (Hos 9:14 NAS)
God wills for pregnant women living among people who have disobyed God, to be “ripped up”:
16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
(Hos 13:16 KJV)
If the Psalms are inspired, then God approves of his followers taking the children of their captors and beating them against rocks:
8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.
9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock. (Psa 137:8-9 NAS)
You will say God alone has the right to decide when to take a life, but that is unbiblical: The bible does not often portray God directly causing human death. It usually has God using other human beings to cause human death. Therefore just because somebody is murdering another person does not automatically prove the act was against God’s will.
So when you see a pregnant woman going to an abortion clinic, you cannot exclude the possibility that God has willed for that particular “child” to die that way. For these reasons, it is unforgivably naive for you to say that abortion is against God’s will merely because it counts as murder. You have to show that God does not will for any child to be murdered, and in light of passages that say it was God’s will that babies and children be murdered (1st Samuel 15:2-3) and God’s own acceptance of responsibility for all murders that ever happen (Deuteronomy 32:39), you won’t be showing that anytime soon.
Since the “murder!” objection has been shot out of the sky, you have no more basis to condemn abortion, and your belief that aborted babies go directly to heaven insures that abortion is the greatest gift any sinner could give a child. If God wants the child to grow up and thus take the huge risk of going to hell that freewill entails, when in fact there is a way that he can make sure kids go to heaven and completely bypass the dangers of freewill, then God is sort of like an asshole friend, who is willing to take extreme chances as long as it only puts other people at risk and not himself.
My advice is that you sacrifice your “God wuvs me” garbage and take a more biblically justified view, namely, that the salvation of the sinner should be humanity’s highest goal.