C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Custom Built Idols

Have you ever been to the store that allows you to custom make a bear? You start with an empty shell of a bear [or other animal] by picking a style and color, you put in a heart, you add the amount of stuffing that you want, and then you pick out the clothes. Then you are proud as a peacock about your little creation. Okay – maybe not you, but your kids would love it! They have just gotten to make a bear exactly the way they want it.

According to a Washington Post article, it appears that a Texas company [Abraham Center of Life LLC] has grasped this same concept but on a much higher [or lower] level for adults. Their opening line to their website is “Dreams… do come true” and they even use the Bible in their advertisement:

They pride themselves in being “THE ONLY SERVICE in the United States that offers egg donors, traditional and gestational surrogacy, frozen embryo donation AND adoption services.” They also make sure to promote that the eggs will only be from young, intelligent, and attractive people. “Prospective parents can choose a donor and/or a surrogate through our extensive database of screened candidates, of whom they will be provided detailed information; which will be presented to them based on their criteria.”

These embryos will basically be like walking down the freezer isle in the grocery store and picking out one of those small hand towels that you can buy that are vacuumed backed really small, bringing it home and placing it in water till it grows to the proper size.

It is like pulling up to Burger King [“Have it your way”] and ordering a brown haired, blue eyed, clean complexion, nice body build, etc. and they ask “Are you dinning in or would you like that to go?”

Have you ever met a parent that spends all of their time bragging on their kids? The one that believes their child is above the rest in their class, the one that believes their child does nothing wrong [it is always someone else], the one that believes they have created the master piece.

What about the parent that does their best to relive their younger years through their child? The hair, the clothes, the toys, and all the things they didn’t get to do, they make sure their child gets and does regardless of whether or not the child really enjoys it.

Is this parent you?

What could be better than to create your perfect kid? What if you could have a child that had every aspect of the physical flesh that you desire, the highest intelligence that you’ve never had, and you get to choose it all and get the pleasure of saying, “This is my child”? Wouldn’t it be great?

What then would happen to praying to God, “Lord, please allow my baby to be healthy”? Would it then be, “They better be right or I want my money back”?

What if you could pick all of the traits to create your perfect child, would you be as proud as that child that has made their own stuffed bear? What if the child turned out to be a disappointment? Would you accept them still as a gift of God, or would you toss them aside as a child does to an old stuffed bear when all the newness wears off?

There was a time when people were happy with what they had, and proud of what God had given them.

Today we live in an age of custom built things, so why not children too?

Who needs God when you can build your own custom idol?

I wonder what happens to the ones that no body wants?


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Check out Bobby's visit to Walmart and why RC doesn't want to give to the church.

1 comment:

RC said...

"Every sperm is sacred..."
~Monty Python

This is the natural progression of technology and there is no way for any Christian to stop it.

That said, the reason people send their children to school and then high school and on to college is not because they are making them into an idol, but because they want their children to have the best life possible. The same concept applies here.

If it be possible, why wouldn't a person desire to have their children grow up without the malignities that they have and will have?

Children are customized by teaching and culture. This is merely an extension of that thought.

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.