CG7: One Abortion Stopped

Bas-relief at Angkor Wat, dated circa 1150, depicting a demon performing an abortion by pounding a mallet into a woman’s belly.


CG7 has an article by Janet Brown which states:

Blind love

It started when a friend invited me to go to the bar with her and watch her brother play in a band, and I met Bob. He was on stage playing his keyboard when suddenly he looked up and our eyes met. For me, it was love at first sight.

When the band took a break, Bob ignored the other women vying for his attention and came right to our table. “Who’s your friend?” he asked his sister. She introduced us, and he asked me to dance. I was literally swept off my feet by his suave dance moves and flattering words.

We started dating, and before I knew it, Bob had moved into my house. I had been taught that living together before marriage was wrong in God’s sight. Nevertheless, I was so in love with Bob, I ignored my conscience. I had never been happier in my life . . . or so I thought.

Troubled conscience

When the pregnancy test read positive, everything changed. Our romance immediately turned sour, and my dream world collapsed around me. Bob insisted I have an abortion; he made the appointment. All I could do was cry…

Right decision

The day before the appointment, I made my decision. I knew I had to cancel the abortion, even if it meant losing Bob. I carried through with my decision, then waited for him to come home from work.

As I waited, I prayed. God, please give me the courage to stand firm in my decision. I know abortion is wrong. I know living together is wrong. I confess my sins to You, God, and ask for Your forgiveness. I want to make things right. Please help me.


I heard Bob’s car pull in the driveway. I took a deep breath, ready to defend my position. He came inside and plopped on the couch. “We have to talk,” he said. “We can’t go through with this abortion.” Relief flooded my soul. I couldn’t believe my ears!

“Something happened today that totally changed my mind,” he continued. “I was struggling with my conscience all morning. I just didn’t have any peace, so I decided to take a walk on my lunch hour to clear my head.

“I passed by a hooker who was pregnant out to here.” He illustrated with his arms how big she was. “She asked me if I was looking for a good time, and I told her, ‘No.’ I walked a few more blocks then turned around and went back to her. ‘Why are you doing this in your condition?’ I asked. She said, ‘Because it’s my job.’ So I asked her, ‘Why didn’t you just have an abortion? Wouldn’t that have made your job a lot easier?’ She said, ‘Mister, I love my baby. And besides, I don’t believe in killing someone helpless.’”


Bob hung his head. “That really shocked me. I never thought about abortion as killing someone helpless.”

He was quiet a minute, then continued. “I walked on until I came to a church. Something drew me inside.” Bob hadn’t been inside a church in years. “I sat down in one of the pews, and then I got on my knees and prayed, ‘God, forgive me. I’m a bigger sinner than that prostitute. Forgive me for wanting to kill my baby.’”

He looked at me with tears in his eyes. “I’m canceling the appointment,” he said.

Then I started crying. “You don’t have to,” I sobbed. “I already did.” We hugged, then sat down at the table and discussed the future of our baby. We decided to do the right thing and get married.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.  Fornication is wrong, but having an abortion is not the solution.  At  least Janet Brown (I do not know if that was her real name as I do not recall reading anything from her before) did not make a bad situation worse.

While we in the Church of God have always opposed abortion, at least one early “Bishop of Rome”, Callistus , allowed it for wealthy women (some later popes also allowed it).

But that is only one of the many ways, the Roman Catholic Church differs from the Living Church of  God.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this?
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Living Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.
Church of God, Seventh Day: History and Teachings Nearly all COG’s I am aware of trace their history through this group. Whaid Rose is the president of the largest CG7 group (Denver). Do you know much about them?
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.

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