The Sacredness of Life

The Sacredness of Life

While I’ve enjoyed writing about dinosaurs of late, I have not forgotten about other issues associated with Creation and the Bible.  Today I’m going to tackle the issue of life and why it even matters. Creation and Evolution are at odds over the issue and it is one of the most important ones facing our society given the implications are so vast.  Let’s dive into the details.

Evolutionists look at life as the long culmination of millions of random mutations and billions of deaths along the road.  Thus it should surprise no one that evolutionists argue loudly and boisterously in favor of euthanasia and abortion.  Evolutionists argue that the principle of survival of the fittest means that those aborted and euthanized were somehow the weakest and that evolution is merely strengthening the human gene pool. In fact, there are some evolutionists such as Dan Savage, who go so far as to recommend mandating worldwide abortion for thirty years to slow population growth. And why not? The evolutionary mindset makes individual life inconsequential. Man is nothing more than a highly evolved animal and has no more right to live on mother earth than the lowliest bacteria.

Creation, however, views life as given directly by God and thus sacred.  Genesis 2:7 states “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”  This verse makes it very clear that God both made man and gave him life. However, there is more to it than that.  After all, God gave the animals life as well. Man, however, is special.  Genesis 1:25 makes this clear. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Man was not just given life by God, he was created in God’s very image.  Since man was made in God’s image, he has a special connection with God and his life is therefore sacred.  In fact, the Bible confirms this when discussing the punishment for murderers in Genesis 9:6. “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” The reason God gives for murderers being executed is that they have destroyed the very image of God.

How does the theology I explained above intersect with the life we live every day? For one thing, it brings up the issue of abortion. Any scientist with any experience can tell you that life begins at the conception of the child.  It is at that moment, with the fusion of egg and sperm, that the child has the full genetic complement from both mother and father and the two cells cease to be reproductive cells. As separate reproductive cells, they could not reproduce or multiply themselves, but together, they will eventually reproduce to create every cell in an adult human.  Remember from above that human life is sacred to God because man is representative of the very image of God Himself. Therefore, any action taken to terminate a newly fertilized egg ends a human life and can thus be considered murder.  This, by the way, includes the popular morning-after pills.  Many people do not understand that the morning after pill can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterine lining, and thus end the life of a developing child. We need to recognize this for what it is and call it what God would: murder.

Since it is a well established scientific fact that life must begin at conception, and in fact, would be recognized as such in any viviparous animal, why is this controversial in humans? This is a complex question.  First of all, evolutionists view man as nothing more than a highly evolved animal. They think nothing of using animal embryos for experiments and their logic allows them to extend that to the human baby in the womb.  However, if they acknowledge that life begins at conception, they can no longer end it with impunity for the purposes of science. Second, many evolutionists are obsessed with the ideas of climate change and the risk that man-made carbon emissions purportedly pose to the continued survival of earth. Climate change itself is a topic for another day but, since evolutionists believe that man will eventually destroy the earth, man’s numbers should be kept low. Even Darwin himself recognized this, calling infanticide(modern abortion) “probably the most important of all” means to prevent population growth in history. Dr. Mary Calderone, who at one point was the medical director for the murder mill that is Planned Parenthood said: “we are unable still to put babies in the class of dangerous epidemics, even though that is the exact truth.” Wait, babies are “dangerous epidemics”?   If she really believes that, the Medical School that gave her the ability to practice medicine should revoke her degree.  Babies do not kill people. Babies do not maim people. Babies do not generally cause extended illness in people.  In fact, many parents view their babies as a blessing, rather than the curse Dr. Calderone seems to believe they are.   However, the evolutionist, in their morbid fear of overheating the earth, views excess children as a burden on Mother Nature.

To be a Christian means literally to be a little Christ. To have a Christian worldview means to see the world the way Christ saw it. How did Christ view life? On three separate occasions at least, Jesus raised people from the dead.  He also healed countless thousands of sick. This should make it obvious to anyone that Christ put a premium on human life. If we are to be as little Christ’s we should as well. We cannot allow the evolutionist to dictate which lives are permitted to exist, nor can we permit the culture to believe the lies fed them by those whose agenda interferes with their honesty. Life is worth standing for. Life is worth fighting for.  Our example is Christ, Who laid down His own life, to give us life eternal. Should we not be willing to give a part of our lives, to save the lives of others?

 

 

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