The Sanctity of Life

March 16, 2009 by Paul Chappell

StemCellResearchIt came as no surprise, this past Tuesday morning, that President Obama signed an executive order to lift the ban on stem cell research, as was promised on the campaign trail.

Surrounded by an audience of scientists, religious and political figures, as well as his White House staff, President Obama made this statement before signing the order: “Ultimately, I cannot guarantee that we will find the treatments and cures we seek.” What can be guaranteed is the certain destruction of human embryos. With the federal ban now lifted, human life will be dissected and tested like lab rats.

President Obama went on to say that he is seeking “a day when words like ‘terminal’ and ‘incurable’ are potentially retired from our vocabulary.” As well-intentioned as our President may be, the Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

Ultimately, God is the giver as well as the taker of life. He should be the sole authority in when to begin and end life, not man. When man takes the power of God into his own hands, consequences are sure to follow.

As our nation’s leaders degrade the value of human life, may we as Christians continue to uphold the principles of God’s Word. May we stand firm on God’s teachings of the sanctity of life. And may we continue preaching the infallible truths of God’s Word.


3 Comments »

  1. Thank you for sharing this, we too stand with you as you stand with life.

    Comment by Pastor & Mrs. Fink — March 17, 2009 @ 4:47 am

  2. Thank you Brother Chappell for standing up for the truth, and what is right.

    Comment by Teresa Simpson — March 18, 2009 @ 10:02 am

  3. I would like to thank you for standing for the truth regarding embrionic stem cell research. There is already an adult stem cell therapy for cancer patients where the stem cells are removed from the patient. It is important to differentiate between the two because of the potential of the adult stem cell therapy and the utter depravity of the embrionic stem cell tests.

    Comment by Mrs. Chase — April 1, 2009 @ 10:10 am

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