“My wife & I are considering combining some of our genetic material with the breath of the Almighty” wrote a friend of mine. After some confusion, I realized they were looking to have a baby. Such a peculiar description was initially perplexing. Upon further reflection, his statement packed an enormous amount of wisdom foreign to the modern mind. The Bible is the absolute truth of GOD’s Word & it teaches that every human life (which begins at fertilization) is uniquely designed in the image of GOD as a sacred blessing given by the Sovereign Architect of families (Ps.127; 139).
In contrast to the life-giving wisdom of the Bible, the wicked heart of mankind has always reveled in a sexually-perverse culture of death. The annals of history are fraught with its arrogant champions such as the false gods of paganism, Freud, Hefner, & Sanger (the notorious founder of Planned Parenthood). Their legacy is destruction as evidenced by the Israelites’ whoredom, the Roman bathhouses, the early 20th century eugenics movement, abortifacient contraceptives, pornographic exploitation of women, legalized abortion on-demand, adolescent promiscuity, marital infidelity, STDs, pedophilia, & the LGBT revolution. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
The sexually-perverse culture of death is wreaking havoc upon our moral compass & is decimating the foundation of Western civilization. The health, stability, & oneness of the family unit is under vehement attack. GOD designed for physical intimacy to be enjoyed within the confines of holy wed-lock. He created marriage to be a covenant (not contractual) relationship between a man & a woman who pledge their lives to one another vowing before GOD, family, & friends to be faithful to their spouse until death separates them (Gen.2:24; Matt.19:4-6; Eph.5:33).
GOD designed marriage to glorify Himself through the husband’s sacrifice of loving leadership, the wife’s respectful submission, & the couple’s fruitful procreation. The Architect is GOD, not human intellect, who builds the family in accordance with the blueprints of the Bible upon the foundation of Christ. Children are not financial burdens to be rejected but sacred blessings given by the LORD that should be gladly received from His Sovereign hand (Gen.1:28; Ps.127).
Every life is beautiful because GOD’s creative handiwork & infinite intelligence is clearly seen from the earliest days in our mother’s womb. We are not the products of random chance processes over millions of years nor are we highly evolved ape-like creatures that Darwinian scientism would have us believe. People, at whatever stage of development, therefore have priceless value by virtue of having been created in the image of GOD (Gen.1:26,27; Ps.139:13-16).
GOD is the Author & Giver of the miracle of life & the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. By way of contrast, the sexually-perverse culture of death is fueled by none other than the devil himself who is a murderous liar that preys upon wicked hearts in order to blind their eyes from the truth (John 8:44; 10:10; II Corinthians 4:3,4). Christ destroyed death & today He offers everyone total forgiveness of sins & eternal spiritual life. This free gift is received by anyone who repents of their sins & trusts in Christ as Lord & Savior. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9). You must place your faith in Jesus Christ by believing in your heart that He is the GOD-MAN who died for our sins, was buried, & rose again. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, & you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
*Originally published in the A-F Times-Reporter, November 2014