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Why Life Is Sacred

Gen 1:26-2:22

Today is “Sanctity of Human Life Day “. This is the day set aside to remind us of the sacredness of life ! I believe that all of us would agree that our nation needs to be reminded of this.

It has been said that nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a society more than a disregard for the sanctity of life. Perhaps this explains the gross moral decline in our society today !

Every 23 Seconds, A Baby Dies From Abortion

That’s over 1.3 million babies each year,1 3,753 each day. 45 million babies have been killed by surgical abortion since its legalization in 1973.

More deaths through abortions than deaths in all of our wars combined !

Every day Planned Parenthood (PP) kills 540 babies, totaling 197,100 in 2000, but referred for only 2,495 adoptions. For every one adoption referral, they aborted 79 babies. According to their 2000 annual report, they took in a record $69 million by performing abortions.

During 1999, gifts from corporations, foundations and others added up to $160 million. In the past 15 years, PP has raked in nearly $2.2 billion tax dollars. Even though they enjoy a non-profit tax status, they posted a profit of over $125 million in 1999. PP’s president receives a salary of $324,217 a year (that’s averaging $6,235 per week!)

There are other issues that point to the devaluing of human life other than abortion.....euthanasia, assisted suicides, cloning, increased violence, child abuse....and the fact that America is the #1 producer of Smut in the world !

How in the world did we ever get to this point ?

Joke: One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orangutan was reading two books-- the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species. In surprise, he asked the ape, “Why are you reading both those books”? “Well,” said the orangutan, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother’s keeper, or my keeper’s brother.”

A philosopher sat on a park bench in the early hours of the morning. A policeman approached him and asked, “Who are you and why are you here?” The philosopher said, “Sir, if only I knew, if only I knew!”

Therein lies the problem........we have forgotten our origin. We have forgotten why we’re here....and many have never even heard the truth concerning creation. Where did humanity come from? Who are we, really, and what is the purpose of our existence in this world? Scientists have been trying to answer these questions for millennia, but their efforts have been little more than groping in the darkness, and coming up with lies, and calling it science. Evolution has become so obsolete that many scientists no longer believe in Darwinism.

The story is told that Robert Ingersol, the noted agnostic, visited one day with Henry Ward Beecher, a devout Christian. Ingersol saw a beautiful globe and said, “This is just what I’m looking for. Who made it?” With

simulated astonishment Beecher replied, “Why Colonel,nobody made it, it just happened.”

Where is the answer then. The answer is found....still found in the word of God This precious book answers the questions of how, why, and what ! This book has always held the answers...it has not changed, but we have ! It is time that we get back to the word of God !!!

Paul Achtemeier wrote, “Man, as created by God, is a glorious creature, beautiful in his form, lordly in his dominion over the earth, favored in his relationship to his creator. Far from being an insignificant speck lost in a vast universe, man is the exalted and glorious high point of all God’s good creation.”

There are four things I want us to see together concerning “Why Life Is Sacred”

I. Life Is Sacred Because It Was Determined By God.

Notice Gen 1:26 And God said........

Joke: One day a group of Darwinian scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one Darwinian to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.

The Darwinian walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.”

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man. After the Darwinian was done talking, God said, “Very well, how about this? Let’s say we have a man-making contest.” To which the Darwinian happily agreed.

God added, “Now, we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

The Darwinian said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!!!!”

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Terry Gentry, Jr.

commented on Jan 19, 2007

This is a very good expository sermon. I really enjoyed it.

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