Five Solas Ministry

主なる神の言葉である聖書を、あらゆる事柄に関する最高権威、人生における規範とし、イエス・キリストを主とする神の国(支配)の拡大と完成を願っています。

Rushdoony, The Roots of Reconstruction, p.459

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Roots of Reconstruction, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1991, p.459

"This is why abortion is so damaging to the image of a doctor. To be a hangman is a legitimate office, and, through the centuries, there have been executioners of various kinds who have been normal, everyday members of their society. However, if a priest or pastor had ever assumed the office of an executioner, the response would have been a most justifiable shock, and a sense of horror. The religious office of priest and pastor is concerned with saving men, not killing them. Even where the clergy must strongly assent to an execution, they cannot alter the character of their calling by becoming an executioner. The office of an executioner, however, is a legitimate and necessary one in terms of Scripture and its requirement of capital punishment. Abortion, clearly, is not: it is against Biblical law (Ex. 21:22-23), and it is murder. For those whose calling is to heal, to kill is a flagrant violation of their office, and it leaves psychological scars even with those who seek abortion. (Anyone who has talked with or counseled women who believe in abortions and have had them, knows that their attitude towards their doctor is radically different from that of mothers who are against abortion. Such pro-abortion women will and do resent my views, but they view their doctors with contempt.)"

〈訳〉そういうわけで、妊娠中絶は医者のイメージにとても悪い影響を与えている。絞首刑の執行人であることは合法的な職務である。そして、何世紀にもわたって様々な種類の死刑執行人がいた。彼らは普通の、そして日常的な社会の成員であった。しかし、もし司祭ないし牧師が死刑執行人の職務を一度でも引き受けたならば、その反応は当然の衝撃と恐怖感であっただろう。司祭や牧師の宗教上の職務は人を殺すことではなく、人を救うことに関わるものである。聖職者が処刑に強く同意しなければならない場でさえ、彼らは死刑執行人になることによって職業の特徴を変えることは出来ない。しかしながら、死刑執行人の職務は、聖書及びそれが死刑を要求しているという点から、合法的かつ必要なものである。妊娠中絶は明らかにそうではない。それは聖書の律法に反している(出エジプト記21章22~23節)。妊娠中絶は殺人である。職業が癒すことである人々にとって、殺すことは彼らの職務の目に余る冒瀆である。そして、それは妊娠中絶を求める人々と共に心理的な傷を残す。