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Giving thanks with Joe Eszterhas

"Giving thanks with Joe Eszterhas" Continued...

Issue: "'To stay is to be killed'," Nov. 29, 2008

Q: Which social issues are important to you?

The 10,000-pound elephant in the room is abortion. I view myself as a baby Christian, but that's an overwhelming issue, and I don't think there's any way around it while still maintaining a love for Jesus. Abortion is murder, and we're killing people. Life begins at the moment of conception-I know that deep in my heart.

Q: Did you know that before you became a Christian?

No, I did not.

Q: How did you come to understand that?

Without being too specific, I finally understood it because someone who is very dear to me had an abortion, and I actually played a helping part in this abortion. I feel what I did was very wrong. It was about 10 years ago, and I felt at the time that what I was doing was wrong. Now I feel that it was really a sin, and I asked God to forgive me.

Q: I see what you're not doing now that you have come to Christ-what are you doing that you wouldn't have done otherwise?

I'm praying a lot. I'm trying to read the Bible more. But you know the greatest change? I feel a sense of peace, I feel differently than I ever have before. That's the only way I can describe it.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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