Friday, February 29, 2008

Loving Human Life from Its Inception

We cannot deal with the sixth commandment, the command to love human life, without wrestling with what it means for human life before birth. The legalization of abortion since 1973 in our country forces this issue upon us with a vengeance. But that is not all. There has been an explosion of new technologies that manipulate the very beginning of human life. Are they ethical? Do they promote human life or do they destroy it? If we love God and love others, we cannot avoid these issues. We must face them squarely. My prayer is that in so doing we may become more conformed to Christ, less conformed to this world, and thus a passionate testimony to God's love for human life.

Songs
O for a Heart to Praise My God (#70)
Holy Savior, We Adore Thee (#73)
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (#249)
Jesus Loves Me (#719)
Salvation, O My Soul Rejoice! (#291)
Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild (#714)

The Lord's Supper

Sermon
The Command to Love Human Life (Part 3): Defending Human Life from the Beginning
Deuteronomy 5:17, et al

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