Please allow me to begin this discussion from a Bible perspective. In Genesis 1:28, God said “be fruitful and multiply.” Soon after, God created the first marriage between the Man Adam and his Wife Eve. They were the world’s first married couple, and the gave us the first historical record of the marriage and family model. From this model, we receive the marriage between one man and woman model for our foundational marriage model. Sex between a husband and a wife, resulting in the birth of their children is the “procreative” model for marriage.
Now, if you don’t read the Bible or don’t agree with the Bible, perhaps you might agree with the next point:
Surely we all agree that adults should and do have the right to have sex, or not to have sex. Or at least we should. For children and youth, it is more than likely better that they wait until they are adults to enter into the realm of human sexuality. After all, there are so many other things that youth and children have to think about, like grades, doing well in school, excelling in extracurricular activities like the arts, sports, intellectual pursuits and school clubs and the like.
So, if we follow the above premise, the question is, should my tax dollars pay for your right to have sex? In other words, a person may feel or believe that he or she cannot have sex unless the option of using birth control drugs or having an abortion is in the mix of the decision. Should my tax dollars pay to support their decision to use birth control and abortion?
Or, let me ask it this way. I believe that everyone should read the Bible and obey God’s word. Should your tax dollars pay for me to buy Bibles and pass them out so that people can learn the principals from the points in the first paragraph?
Take a good look at the Constitution of the United States. Have a real good read, and let me know when you find the passage that states that all Americans have the right to have sex at taxpayer’s expense. Maybe I’m just missing it. Obama Care and the HHS Mandate that orders that tax dollars can be used to pay for birth control, and the funding of $1 Million dollars a day to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider all boil down to our tax dollars paying for people’s sexual decisions.
One of the most frustrating things about this whole Obama Care and the HHS mandate situation is that they are pretty much saying that people have the right to have their decisions to not only have sex, but in some cases fornicate or commit adultery and then use dire consequences like abortion drugs and birth control drugs to counteract some results of their sexual choices.
If anyone can lay a claim to the right of people to engage in sex it would be Christians. After all, we have a mandate to “be fruitful and multiply.” Of course this directive is designed to take place in a loving relationship between a husband and his wife. Also, we are under directives to “choose life,” and not shed innocent blood. The document that supports our position is the Bible where in Genesis 9:6-7 God commands us,
“Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made humankind.
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” Another translation says: “I want you and your family to have many children.” (Thank God for the blood of Jesus!)
But God didn’t tell us to just go out and have sex with anyone and everyone we wanted to have sex with. He left us guidelines in which we should follow His command. People have free will and can choose to follow God’s command and do it within His guidelines. They also have free will to not follow his command or to disregard his guidelines and we’re seeing in our culture what happens when we do that.
I believe in following God’s guidelines when it comes to having sex. I won’t engage in sex until I’m married, if I get married again. I believe in living a chaste life and I expect the same of any perspective mates. That’s the way God designed it and that’s what I believe works best. That includes not using birth control but rather self-control. Now, I didn’t always believe this, and definitely didn’t understand this or agree with this. As a result, I ended up having abortions, casual sex, and engaged in other behaviors that brought me grief. Link to how can the dream survive testimony. Thank God for His mercy, leading me to repentance and restoration!
If others want to have sex casually and use contraceptives, that’s their business. I will pray for them and ask God to open their eyes to the truth that abortion and birth control drugs kill babies, hurt women and destroy families. Just don’t ask me to pay for contraceptives and abortions because I know they are not healthcare. I know the dangers of the lifestyle of promiscuous sex, birth control drugs and abortions. I should not be forced to support abortion and birth control drugs, which are linked to harm for women – not with my hard earned dollars, or any dollars.
If women become pregnant then let’s step up to the plate and try to meet the mothers at their point of need; and save the lives of their unborn babies within any lawful means possible. That’s where the pregnancy care programs come in. I believe we are called to show mercy, love and compassion for the least among us. The mothers and their babies are defenseless and we must speak up for them. As Edmond Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I don’t intend on letting evil triumph on my watch. And again, don’t ask me to subsidize abortions and harmful birth control drugs like the HHS Mandate is trying to do with the $1 premium in every medical policy.
Were it not for the fact that Jesus has already won the victory over sin and evil by His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead I could see how so many people might feel like our situation is hopeless. But it’s not. We have hope in Jesus, in His promise that when He said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18).
All too often, people think that they know better what’s good for them than God. I used to think that way myself. This train of thought leads us to doing things our own way. Even using abortions and birth control drugs to empower women to choose when they will become mothers once seemed like a good thing to do. Never mind that we as women start out thinking we are smarter than God and saying that we’ll decide when we want life to come forth from our sexual acts. And when we do become pregnant, we choose to abort the baby because we aren’t ready to have a family. I learned the hard way that this is sinful thinking. Sin gets piled upon sin and before you know it society is dying and people wonder why. Sin leads to death, death of the soul and the body.
And let’s not leave the men out of this discussion please. Men and women together must begin to take responsibility for sexual decisions. After all, it takes “two to tango,” and babies have two parents, a man and a woman.
The abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in particular are trying to convince everyone that sex is good and everyone should have sex. Now, they have part of that right, sex is good… They just leave out the part that good sex is best experienced God’s way. They’ve been very successful with the lies and half truths so far. We must reverse course right now, before it’s too late and our society collapses. God will not bless a corrupt people. God will discipline His people as a father disciplines His children. We won’t like it but it will and must be done for our own good.
I’m truly speaking from the voice of experience. I used to do things “my way.” Then, I would ask God to bless my mess. That plan didn’t work for me. Only God’s way keeps proving to be the best, and for me the only way. Ladies, we have issues, and we need healing. My friends, we need revival in the land. There can be no revival without repentance.
So as the battle rages on, live your lives as you will, serving the Lord or rejecting Him. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.