Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, "Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
God created man in His image, male and female HE created them. All the attributes of male and female were present in the first man and also in the Son of God (Col 1:15). Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the father. (John 14:9) The Son was sent to save the world and to give man a more abundant life (John 10:10). The first woman was separated and created from the flesh and bone of the first man. One flesh became two individuals. In the sexual relationship of marriage they again become one flesh.
God placed the male and female in the garden. His plan from the beginning was that together they would rule over all other created beings. He viewed them as one flesh. God’s plan for the man and woman was for them to be fruitful and multiply so that the whole earth would be filled with His glory through the image of the family. The image of the Triune God is complete in the image of the family.
Satan has presented to the world a false escape plan from the curse of the garden. Today we live in a society that demands that we not only allow same sex marriages, but that we honor this union by teaching our children from an early age that it is normal, when it is clearly against the law of nature and nature’s God.
Our present laws provide for equal punishment for a crime committed regardless of sexual orientation of the person committing the crime. Congress is in the process of passing laws that allow more severe punishment for crimes against the homosexual community, but we hear no evidence that the homosexual community will be punished more severely for crimes that they commit against those opposed to that sexual orientation.
Satan’s plan from the beginning has been to destroy the family that God created. He first approached the woman, the life giver of the family. He knew that if he could destroy her and her off spring, he could shatter the image of God on earth. In the garden he deceived the first woman into thinking that she could be as wise as God. He deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for disobeying what God had clearly commanded. God said, "in the day you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die". Satan said, "You will not surely die".
Today the deceiver comes to us from a different garden, but his message has not changed. He wants us to believe that what God says is irrelevant. He wants us to believe that there will be no punishment for our behavior and therefore we don’t need boundaries in our life. It’s the age old lie of the slick salesmen, “Trust me! Thousands don’t, but you can.”
How long will "we the people" continue to let those in Washington, D.C. who have no respect for our constitution, or our God continue to pervert, deface and destroy the image of God on earth?
When will enough be enough? When will "we the people" rise up and say "NO"!
NO! We will not bow to the image of the beast!
NO! We will not accept what is un-natural as a substitute for what God created!
NO! We will not kill our children to appease the god of choice!
The Church cannot blame a society that makes no claims of submission to God’s word for the depraved conditions of our world. Without God, it is a natural consequence.
So I ask you, what image will we compare Him to? Are we going to let those who know no boundaries determine the image of our God?
Legal abortion on demand exceeds the boundaries that God gave to man! Homosexual marriage mocks the institution of marriage that God ordained to be between one man and one woman. These actions bring the curse of death to individuals, families, and nations.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ let us show the world that God’s love gives us life, and gives it more abundantly! Let us show to the world that God's image is revealed in both black and white, male and female. Let us show the world that in Christ there is Love, Forgiveness, and Healing. Who will sound the alarm for our future generations if not the Church?
Prayer: Father in heaven, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ, give us boldness to stand against the powers of darkness that seek to destroy the very foundations of our nation and generations of children that have not yet been born. Awaken us from our sleep that we might unashamedly proclaim the truth of your word to a nation that stands in need of your guidance and protection. Encourage and strengthen your sons and daughters that we might stand in the gap for these women and children that are at risk from abortion. We plead with you to turn our nation back to the biblical principles that this nation was founded on that we might shine the light of Your truth to all nations. In the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen! .