[quote="Sonny1954, post:11, topic:184619"]
I am equally curious about the 2nd part of my question. Isn't it better for a human soul to live it's ENTIRE existence in God's Heavenly Kingdom than to have to spend the first 90 years stuck in this vale of tears? Miscarrieds never have to experience this horrible earthly existence. I envy them for that. Perhaps no one else does.
I can only offer my opinion on this, but I think its a catch 22.
On one hand you live without pain and suffering and sorrow et cetera, knowing only God and joy and the fullness that brings.
But on the other hand, living on earth, through suffering and pain and the ususal, we come to appreciate and love God as much as humanly possible. It makes it worth while.
It'd be like if you liked running. So you trained really hard, getting up every morning at 4am and working out for an hour at the gym and then running for three hours, eating right, sacrificing gluttonous activities and sweating, therefore, when you make it to the Olympics and win gold and break records all that hard work is worth it. But if you just take drugs and win, where is the sense of accomplishment?
There's no way we can ever be worthy of God. We accept Jesus' sacrifice as payment for our own sin, but its by hard work and sacrifice that we become just a little closer to truly appreciating how great God is.
But the tricky part of this "wouldn't it be better for the soul of the foetus..." is that I've seen pro-abortion christians use it to justify abortion. Well, they could use the same logic to kill anyone.