Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christians Must Not Be Apathetic About the RH Bill Issue

Many Christians think that the RH Bill debate is only of concern to the Catholics, who are against all forms of artificial contraception because it is against their doctrine. May we realize that as Christians, it affects us just as it affects Catholics! May we not be lulled into apathy about the RH bill. Also, it is important that we not join with those who malign the Catholic church.

Why musn't we be apathetic about the RH Bill issue?

1. Because the RH bill, once it's a law, will affect Christian schools and Christian children. The government-mandated sex education (which has to be taught with government materials ONLY) will ALSO BE REQUIRED of Christian schools. These are modules, patterned after the American/Western modules, which will teach different sexual acts, self-gratification, sexual perversions and homosexual acts, along with the "real" health-related lectures on sexually transmitted disease prevention(which are needed). Take note that these modules will make NO MORAL JUDGMENTS on sex and relationships and marriage. Yet the word of God is clear about what is immoral and despicable in God's eyes! Consider the following verses:

1 Cor 6:18-20
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Lev 18:22
Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.

God has set moral standards of what is right and what is wrong. God call sexual immorality a sin, and He says that homosexual sexual acts are detestable. Do you want "amoral" and "immoral" sex education for your kids? Do you want it to be taught to your kids? Take note, the RH bill will punish and fine anyone who spreads wrong/contrary information about RH which are against the bill's mandated RH information. What if our Christian teachings on sexual immorality and sexual purity do not agree with the RH bill? We better be prepared for the consequences of disagreeing.

2. Because Christians also believe that life begins at conception. So any form of birth control that ends a conceived human life, or prevents a conceived life from living or continuing, is ABORTION. IUDs kill conceived embryos. They work by irritating the uterus lining so that no embryo will be able to implant. Certain  birth control pills also work by killing conceived embryos, especially what they call the "emergency contraceptive" or the "morning-after pill". Even before we were conceived in our mother's womb, we started a dream in God's mind. In Jeremiah 1: 5 God said to Jeremiah : "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." At the moment of conception, we are already a separate, unique, distinct living being, having our own set of  chromosomes. All of us living humans who were not aborted (or successfully aborted, as some have survived) all started our lives as an embryo. Our difference from all these aborted children is that our mothers let us live, or in some cases, their mothers did not succeed in aborting them.

3. Because Christians must not allow abortion to be condoned. The RH bill has a provision on requiring the "management of post-abortion complications". This condones abortion, which is a crime in the Philippines. Women who abort/kill their unborn children are already managed by hospitals. Why does it have to be specifically written in a bill, that post-abortion complications should be managed? Why not say , manage all obstetric emergencies? The specification of the management of post-abortion complications sets apart abortion as a procedure necessitating management of complications. This "special treatment" of abortion condones abortion, which is still a CRIME, because abortion KILLS another human being. There is also a provision in the RH bill that includes education on the "proscription of the hazards of abortion". This relegates abortion to just a "procedure" that has hazards. This totally lays aside the LIFE of the unborn baby that is killed during abortion. Abortion is 100% fatal and 100% hazardous to the unborn baby. 

So Christians,  think again... do not let your mind be swayed by unbiblical world-views that do not make moral judgments on sexual relations. Do not let your principles and convictions be based on "political correctness" and the ideas of Western, liberal thinkers who do not honor God and who disdain unborn babies' lives.