By Susanne Maynes - Posted at Pregnancy Help News:
What abortion advocates are really saying
As a college student, I was taking notes in English class one day when the professor made a remark that stopped me in my tracks.
I didn’t write down the comment because I immediately disagreed with it—yet that’s precisely why I still remember it.
“Words are a woefully inadequate means of communication,” said the professor. “They fall far short of what we try to get across to others.”
To this day, I believe quite the opposite.
Imagine if you could only communicate with looks, body language or unintelligible grunts. Picture trying to get through even one day without being able to speak or understand the speech of others.
If you’ve ever visited a country whose language you don’t know, you understand how that feels.
Truth is, words are amazing. Speech is one of the marvelous ways human beings differ from animals.
The words we speak reflect the reality that we are created in and through and for the Word Himself, Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:1-3).
At creation, God spoke everything into being (except for the first humans, whom He fashioned with His hands).
As part of our dominion status over the rest of creation, God gave humans power and authority by means of language.
Despite the tragic reality that we chose to mistrust and disobey God, He still allows our words to have power.
We can use our words for good or for evil. Either way, they have the power of life or death (Proverbs 18:21).