Monday, March 22, 2010

The Big Issue

When God created the world, of the things He created man was the masterpiece, as the Scriptures record: "God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts, and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth'. God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them" (Gen. 1:26-27). "God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it" (Gen. 1:28).

God's plan therefore in its normal course is that man be "fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and conquer it" (Gen. 1:28). You violate such design when you block the normal course of conception and birth by contraceptive devices and abortion which the RH Bill promotes or facilitates. Don't you see that if contraception and abortion are thoroughly implemented in any place, population is heading towards self-extinction and destruction. Note places in the world where the older ones are increasing while the younger generations are disappearing. That is the main issue wny the Church goes against the use of the contraceptive devices and abortion because it forms part of the ugly face of the culture of death. Such is not mercy or love when you block the possibility of new life by preventing conception or terminating human life at the incipient stage just because of worries regarding poverty, overpopulation, lack of educational facilities or other commodities in life. The Lord surely provides for our needs, if we do our part in respecting and helping one another.

God's word is infallible: "That is why I tell you not to be worried about food and drink for yourself, or about clothes for your body. Is not life more important than food and is not the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow, they do not harvest and do not store food in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than birds? Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about it? Why are you so worried about your clothes? Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass in the field which blooms today and is to be burned tomorrow in an oven, how much more will he clothe you? What little faith you have! Do not worry and say: What are we going to eat? What are we going to drink? Or: what shall we wear? The pagans busy themselves with such things; but your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on his righteousness, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Mt. 6:25-34).

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