September 27, 2006

Teen Mother Choices

One week ago today I attended a small dinner held by Teen Mother Choices. You have probably never heard of it but that’s not indicative of its worth to the kingdom of
God. Teen Mother Choices is a non-profit organization that is probably one of the best examples of being God-with-skin-on to girls between the ages of 13 and 23 who find themselves pregnant and choose to keep their babies. Please take time to look them up on the web - you’ll be encouraged to see how God is using them to help young women build a life for their children and themselves.

Back to the dinner - Nigel Cameron was the guest speaker and it is really something he shared that night that I wanted to share with you. He spoke about the fact that if you were pro-life in the 20th century, you need to be pro-human in the 21st.

I’ll repeat that – “if you were pro-life in the 20th century, you need to be pro-human in the 21st.”

We have somehow lost the definition of what it truly means to be human in the quest to be gods. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it - embryonic stem cell research where we destroy one life – howbeit ever so small and fragile – on behalf of another, allowing the ends to somehow justify the means.

There has been a passionate call to protect the earth in the wake of the Green-house effect. Can we as Christians do any less than answer the call to protect the embryo in the wake of scientific research?

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