Wednesday, June 06, 2007

So There Are Limits After All

Dr. Mohler's blog is one of my favorites. Maybe it's because my many years in the Baptist tradition left an indelible mark on my mind and soul. I especially appreciate Dr. Mohler's charitable and fair minded ecumenical emphasis. He's also a very sharp thinker.

Mohler is the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary-the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.

In this blog entry he discusses the lie that has taken root in the lives of millions of women in North America: that they can have it all. Delayed marriage and delayed motherhood.
Many women suffer under the illusion that they can postpone motherhood until their 40s or even beyond, and some go so far as to argue that a woman must have a right to set her own reproductive timetable, even if that means guaranteed access to expensive fertility technologies.

What these new reports make clear is that access does not mean success when it comes to these treatments and technologies. Once again we confront natural limits.
Mohler addresses the thinking of Christians on this matter and points out vital truths that need airing.
To be human is to be a limited creature -- and Christians understand that those limitations are not the accidental byproducts of evolution. To the contrary, these limitations represent the intentional will of the Creator.

Furthermore, these limitations are to teach us something we need to know. Our bodies are meant to inform us of the purposes for which we were made. Among these purposes is reproduction and childrearing within the context of marriage.
It's another short and timely posting. Be sure to read it all.


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