I read books by Evangelical Pastors intermittently throughout my regular Bible reading and keeping up with current events. I don’t always agree with their ‘personal’ theology but when it steps on the toes of God and unborn children, I put on the brakes.
I purchased a book called the Audacity of Prayer. It’s filled with real testimonies of Christians with real medical issues and emergencies and how prayer brought them the miracle they needed. I love the encouragement that testimonies give us. However, there are Christians who truly believe that what happened to them was from God….but that’s not always so.
I was about two thirds through the book when a Chapter dedicated to a childless couple seeking to have children said they received their miracle children…through artificial means. In this particular instance, it was artificial insemination. Considering these people are dedicated Evangelical Christians and believed this to be of God was mind-blowing to me…especially because a Pastor that wrote this book didn’t seem to think this was not only wrong, but playing God and being God.
It’s one thing to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling“, but it’s quite another to act as God and/or nod in approval as Pastor.
NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that it’s okay to allow a third party to assist in child making. In other words, IVF and artificial insemination.
However, the Bible does touch on adoption: “And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, ‘Because I drew him out of the water’,” [Exodus 2:10].
There is biblical precedent for adoption. Adoption would have been the Godly thing to do. There are so many children these people could have blessed with a loving forever home rather than build themselves up using artificial means. That is not biblical or prolife.
God is not pleased with ANYONE acting on His behalf, particularly with those created in His Image. God is not pleased with ANYONE murdering his creation with abortion or creating their own ‘creation’. HE is GOD, we are not.
The Pastor that wrote this book needs to realize that he put his stamp of approval on artificial creation. I sincerely hope he sees his wrong. To summarize: This Pastor is NOT prolife.