Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reasons Behind

If it’s true, as a common saying, that money makes the world go round, what then is the basis for some legislators pushing for the RH (Reproductive Health) Bill that supposedly contains use of contraceptives and admits of abortion. It could really be, as many do say, there’s lots of money involved. How and why? Well, these devices that may hide illicit sexual excesses and infidelities may cater to human weaknesses in this regard, thus providing a lucrative market for those intending to hide unplanned or unwanted pregnancies. But the Church approaches the matter from the moral point of view. God intended the nature of the sexual act as source of new life within marriage. So blocking the fruit of the normal sexual act, an act legitimate only within marriage, constitutes a sin, punishable by God’s law.

The stand of the Church is consonant with such divine will that intends the propagation of the human race within the indissoluble bond of marriage: “What God has united, man must not divide” (Mt. 19:6).

“God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it’” (Gen. 1:27-28). God’s will and desire is for the good of man. When we violate God’s law in this matter which concerns life and family and the propagation of the human race, the Church warns us of grave (mortal) sin. In this regard too, many of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions have warned us of God’s anger and the dangers of eternal punishment in Hell. It would therefore be good to heed the Church’s warning, that of Mary our Blessed Mother, and the very words of the Bible that constitute God’s infallible word. If the ulterior motive and temptation of anti-life agencies is the money angle, truly then has God’s word said in these and other aspects of our world: “The love of money is the root of all evils” (1 Tim. 6:10).

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