“My body, my choice” gets thrown around a lot in contemporary politics. The pro-choice movement coined the phrase as a rallying cry for abortion rights but over the last few years, it’s been appropriated by vaccine skeptics disinterested in CDC-approved vaccines. Now, according to the Christian Post, Francis Chan is saying the phrase needs to go.
“For any of us who think that we can come into the presence of God and say, ‘God, why did you make me this way? Why did I go through this? This is my body, my choice.’ God says: ‘No, wait a second. No. Nothing is yours. I spoke this world into existence,'” Chan said while preaching at THE SEND in Kansas City, Missouri. “The world is the Lord’s and everything in it. It’s all made by Him. And He doesn’t owe me an explanation.”
“Do you tremble at the Word of God? Do you tremble?” Chan asked, citing Isaiah 66:2. “Because if you want God to choose you and see you, you need to tremble at His Word. Do you tremble at James 4:6, where it says, ‘God opposes the proud’? If there’s ever a verse to tremble at, that might be it.”
Politics will continue to be contentious and polarizing, and many of the debates are worth having. But how we argue is important and when it comes to “my body, my choice,” Chan’s advice is sound.