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Tertullian, A.D. 160-240, who sought to defend Christianity against
charges of immorality had plenty to say about the practice of
abortion:
“In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy
even the foetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives
blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a
birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you
take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to birth.
That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in
the seed (55).”

This sounds like it also implicates contraception! No doubt if we were to ask Tertullian, he would oppose contraception outright. You should see what a stickler he was on headcoverings (I Cor. 11:1-15)! More on that beloved subject of mine later!

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After taking a break from blogging for several months, I’m back in the game!

Not only that, our prayers for another child have been answered! That’s right–I’m pregnant with our second child, due December 30th!!  We give glory to our loving God for this special and long-awaited blessing. Our first and only child is 3 1/2 years old, and she’d been asking, “Mommy, I want a brother or a sister.” I often felt pangs of sadness because she’s a lonely child who absolutely adores babies (she always wants me to stop and get a close look when we see a baby in public), but I had been infertile for over 2 years! But God knew best. I had some serious health issues in 2008, and only He knew how that was going to end up straining me for a time. Now that he’s healed me of those health issues, I’m expecting!! Yay!

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