It’s no secret that Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is an outspoken Christian, with his values most recently on full display in an interview with Decision magazine.
Watson revealed in a Q&A with the magazine, which is published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, what he believes the church should do next “to protect the vulnerable,” saying there are “multifaceted” solutions Christians can advance to protect the “sanctity of life.”
“We need to understand reasons why people are having abortions. Many are in difficult economic or family situations,” he said. “Then obviously, there is the aspect of what is life — how do we define it? Whether or not Roe v. Wade will ever be overturned, we have to continue teaching that life begins at conception.”
— Decision Magazine (@DecisionNews) December 27, 2016
The NFL player said he’s been encouraged to see more films released and discussions unfolding about abortion and what the controversial procedure entails.
“Those who support abortion try to normalize it and magnify it — make it out to be the best option,” he said. “But now we have media outlets saying there are other ways besides abortion.”
In the end, Watson argued it’s essential to change peoples’ hearts if Christians want to transform views on abortion. “If hearts are changed,” he said, “then people can more fully understand the value of life.”
Watson also responded to a question about what he would say to “disillusioned Christians” who are deeply bothered by the state of American society, saying that, regardless of what happens, Christians can “still stand for what’s right.” In the end, he said it’s essential for Christians to remember they aren’t alone, even if they feel abandoned by the culture.
Read the entire interview here.
As Faithwire previously reported, Watson is known for delivering messages about unity. In fact, he released a video message exclusively to Faithwire just days before the 2016 presidential election, urging people on both sides to come together, regardless of whom they voted for.
“If your candidate won, congratulations. If your candidate lost, all is not lost,” he said, proceeding to offer up three things the wants everyone to remember. “Number one: God is in control, God is sovereign, God knows what’s happening in this election. He’s used all types of leaders throughout history to move his purposes forward.”
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