Marriage, Abortion, the Holy Spirit, and the Church

The Bible begins with a wedding and ends with a wedding reception.  Genesis, the first book of the Bible opens with a marriage, the wedding of Adam and Eve and God’s command to the couple to be fruitful and multiply.  The Bible concludes with the Book of Revelation and the wedding feast of the Lamb of God to His bride, the Church.   The Bible is rife with marriage imagery and the fruit it bares, love and life.

Out of love, God created man and woman.  The depth of God’s love for His people and Church is expressed in terms of the love shared between a husband and wife.  As a husband and wife surrender themselves to one another, God invites us to surrender ourselves to Him in love.  Similarly, our unfaithfulness to God is expressed in terms of spousal infidelity.

The Holy Spirit is the love flowing between the Father and Son.  As members of the Christ’s Body, the Church, the Holy Spirit draws us into the love shared between the Father and Son.  Spousal love between a man and a woman mirrors the love shared between the Father and Son.  Further, the product of spousal love, children, reflects God’s creative love.  Contraception blocks the full expression of spousal love.  Abortion is destroys the product of spousal love.

This is why the evil one continually denigrates marriage and all that it represents and produces.  Satan wants to destroy the marriage covenant between a man and a woman because it is an earthly representation of the covenant between Christ and His Church.  Satan promotes contraception because conception blocks the full expression of spousal love and its ability to participate as co-creators with God.  The creation of life is the product of God’s love; this is why Satan desires the bloody sacrifice of children through abortion.

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4 Responses to Marriage, Abortion, the Holy Spirit, and the Church

  1. rmaffeo says:

    Another great post.

  2. genericmum says:

    Contraception and abortion echo the cry of the devil before the Fall, “Non Serviam!”
    “I will not serve!” In this case, “I will not serve the natural order created by God.”
    Thanks for this post.

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