|From Genesis 1|
If we aren’t careful, we will read over these verses and not see the incredible truths embedded in them. God calls Himself our Creator. He is the One who mad…e us. We belong to Him.
Among many other things, this gives every human being worth. In fact, look at Genesis 1:26-27 where it says: “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.’ So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (New Living Translation)
So, it just gets better! God didn’t simply create us. He made us to bear His image. That gives us INCREDIBLE worth! Every human being that breathes, regardless of their age, gender, skin color, nationality, intellect, achievements, etc. is a person of incredible worth because they are made in the image of God!
Yet, our nation is methodically stripping us of this truth … and they are doing it with our nation’s children. Don’t believe me? Try to talk about the fact that God created us in His image in your local schools.
And, when we strip our nation’s intellect and conscience of this truth, we invite a thousand horrors! Why? Because mankind will lose its sense of individual worth. People will no longer be filled with worth simply because they are alive. They will have to find their worth somewhere else.
Eventually, worth will be directly tied into whether or not an individual can produce, whether or not they are a productive member of society. When folks become a burden to society and are not perceived as a person of worth, murder is not completely out of the question.
Don’t believe me? Evolution has been taught and embraced for decades. Children have grown up believing it. They have learned that people are not valuable simply because they are human. Is it any coincidence that killing babies in the womb is no longer a major concern for our nation’s conscience? When a politician speaks out against abortion, it draws yawns from many folks and others realize they may have just doomed their political future.
And in this culture of death where no one is a person of value simply because they are alive, we are foolish to think it will stop at killing infants. Eventually, when senior citizens or those with handicaps are perceived to be a burden upon society, they will become the next target. Given enough time, those politicians who speak out against these new atrocities will draw yawns from their audience.
And it all begins when we teach our children that they are not created in the image of God and therefore, have incredible worth!