Genesis 1:26-28 Made in His Image

 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. …
 
This week on January 22, back in 1973 the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision that set the stage for the slaughter of upwards of 55 million babies in the United States since then. In total it is estimated that an astounding 1.3 billion babies have been killed in the abortion mills and hospitals of the world since 1980. Think about that number you consider that there are only 7 billion people in the entire world – that’s close to 20% of the world’s population who are now dead as a result of this horror!
 
What can be the cause of such devastation? Certainly lies abound in both the scientific and medical communities. This should not surprise us because anything that Satan is ultimately behind necessarily is supported by lies, as he is the father of lies and a liar from the beginning. There has been so much misinformation and lies spread to and through the media and given to prospective parents, which has paved the way to make such carnage palatable to the eyes of the public.
 
But there is one truth that lies at the heart of understanding abortion rightly. There is one truth that must be ignored or denied for this level of violence against humanity to continue unchecked. This truth is found in the book of Genesis chapter 1 verse 26; and it is that God created man in His own image, and after His likeness. Surely if we would slow down long enough to consider this truth – that the murder of an unborn infant, whose inward parts are formed by God, who “knitted me together in my mother’s womb” (Ps 139:13), destroys the very image of God, there could no longer be any debate. This truth, that we has human beings bear the imago Dei – the image of God is what causes the Psalmist to exult, “ I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” (Ps 139:14) And if this truth is believed and embraced by society, surely abortion would come to an end! So let us go and fight the devil’s lie as we proclaim the glorious truth of Genesis 1:26 – that all men are created equal – as we are all image bearers of God!

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