I did it again! I let myself get drawn into a discussion on Rav. It was about abortion and I just felt compelled to stand up for life. I guess I'm weird that way or at least that's how some people view it.
I've been saddened (although not surprised) by the selfishness--"it's my body," "it's my uterus," "it's for my pleasure," etc., etc., etc.. Several have even denied that when you consent to intimate relations, you consent to the possibility of pregnancy. I've been taking a very informal poll of people, asking them what can result from having s*x and everyone of them, down to a 14-year-old, said the same thing, "a baby!" Why is this such a difficult concept for many to see. In all honesty, I believe most of them have seared consciences and simply cannot see the truth.
To them responsibility is simply using contraception and/or abortion when necessary. To deny oneself pleasure because there might be consequences seems quite foreign to them, although they seem to hold no grudges about limiting our choices of what we can eat or drink, who can drive, who can vote, and on and on.
A woman's body was never meant to be hers alone. Her body is meant for the nurture and care of a child inside her, outside of her, and for her husband (and his is for her). What a selfish culture we live in.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 (ESV)
1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,
4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
What I need to hang on to......
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 (ESV)
1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.
2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;
4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 (ESV)
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.