Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Over the years, I have been sought out to give an opinion about issues galore. Sometimes, I have a Biblical answer and sometimes, just sometimes, I have to retain that stupid look of “I really do not know.”
Recently I made reference to the 10 Commandments and challenged readers to go through and indicate by a check mark how they envision the effect of those in our current laws and their enforcement. The one on “Thou shalt not kill” brought a little reaction as to when life actually begins. Naturally, that gives rise to the abortion issue. However, it goes back further than that and incorporates arguments from all walks of life.
For instance, sex is fostered as ok in reaching a certain age; we are never given statistics on the number of babies born to those under age, or to abortions specifically to those under age. Marriage originated from God and divorce “in the beginning” was not approved. (Matthew 10:8) Convicted murderers are seldom sentenced to death, and if they are, it takes around 20 years for an execution. These are just a few things that have taken place on a gradual downslide. Society desires to be able to determine what is right, wrong, or acceptable and cults and isms are given the flexibility, under the guise of religion, to ignore our laws.
Man was created by God in His image, and we are to avoid anything that is questionable. The life, inherent in the man and woman produces life at conception. Sadly, Romans 1:18-32 reveals the depths to which man has succumbed.
God, the Holy Spirit, indwells the believer and whatever we do should be in subservience to Him. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”
(1 Corinthians 6:19, 20)