God loves life. He himself is life and the Author of it. Therefore God loves fathers, mothers, and children. He created them. God created natural marriage and family as the building blocks of earthly societies. He created spiritual marriage and family as the building blocks of heaven.
Whatever God loves, Satan hates. He hates the words “life” and “father,” which Christians use to describe God. Satan hates the word “mother” too. He hates the Eves and the Hannahs and the Marys, with open hearts and wombs. Most of all Satan hates children, the godly seed.
The reasons are obvious. Satan hates the Triune God – God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit who is like a mother. He hates the One he rebelled against through pride and the One who will throw him into the lake of fire – the second death (Isaiah 14, Revelation 21).
Everywhere one looks today, he or she can see the devastating effects of Satan’s hatred. The devil uses societies to destroy faith, lives, marriages, and families – fathers, mothers, and children. Instead of Jesus Christ, society loves every non-Christian religion and no religion at all. Instead of life, society loves abortion, euthanasia, genocide, and suicide. Instead of a lifelong marriage covenant between one man and one woman who give their bodies only to one another in order to create children, society loves fornication, adultery, polygamy, homosexuality, and bestiality. Finally, instead of children, society loves abortion, incest, and pedophilia.
God says, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Jesus Christ says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Society says, “Tolerate every religion, and no religion, except the intolerance of Christianity.” Islam, Buddhism, atheism, and spirituality are welcome. Jesus Christ is not. Passion is evil. Apathy is good.
God says, “Choose life so you might live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Society says, “Choose death so you might die.” Cultures today try to romanticize and beautify death. Jesus knew death was ugly and final when he hung on the cross, but he died anyway. Only through conversion is death sweet like sleep, an open door to heaven. For those who die outside Christ, death is a miserable hell.
God says, “He who finds a wife obtains favor from the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22). Society says a heterosexual marriage to a faithful wife brings public disfavor. We see this everywhere today, in major league sports just this week. NFL player Tim Tebow says he’s a Christian and people try to muzzle him. NBA player Jason Collins says he’s homosexual and people applaud.
God says, “Children are a treasure from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Society says children are trash. Yet it treats sin, trees, and animals like treasures. We recycle paper and throw away babies.
Today’s me-only generation calls the process of rearing a child “work” and “sacrifice,” a worthless waste of time and money. We don’t value the children we have, neglecting their eternal souls for trivial pursuits. Why else would so many teenagers kill unborn children through abortion, and adults dishonor them through pedophilia and same-sex relationships? Today’s society has sent a clear message to children: “We don’t want you.” Here’s the truth. Rearing a child may involve work and sacrifice, but children are a joy. They are the next generation and God has put their souls in our keeping. We never waste time or money when we rear a child.
Today’s faithless generation asks, “Why bring a child into a world filled with war? Why let a child be poor and eat Ramen noodles?” Life is more precious than peace or wealth. A child may endure war and poverty in the world, but compared to murder these things are not evil.
Only a faithless generation kills the present in order to escape what they think is a dangerous or unknown future. They do not know the God who gives peace in the storm. They do not know the God who says, “All things work together for the good of those who love God” (Romans 8:28). As a result, this faithless generation plays God.
Every time someone kills an unborn child, a senior citizen, or an ethnic group, they do the will of Satan. Those who consciously violate the marriage covenant and physically or sexually abuse a child do the will of Satan. These people are also playing God.
Will you be like God and love life, marriage, and family – fathers, mothers, and children? Will you love the God who created these things? Or will you be like Satan and love death, whoredom, and perversion? Choose life so you might live. Humble yourself and repent. Turn from your wickedness. Then give yourself to Jesus Christ. He saves all those who come to him in truth.