Some of you may know of the uproar over the killing of a lion by a dentist who went to Africa in order to shoot the lion. It has all the Democrats/Liberals, etc., in a tizzy. Juxtaposed to this killing is the fact that Planned Parenthood not only kills babies by the millions, but has been caught selling those babies’ body parts for profit. Democrat/Liberals have barely noticed. For those Democrats/Liberals who read this, let me help you out on your moral understanding of the two events. Killing babies is murder, selling their bodies parts is sick. You should be outraged by the fact that we are slaughtering our own for your idolatry of sex. The shooting of the lion is sad, but minuscule in the grand scheme of things.
You need to know, as does everyone else, that babies are infinitely more valuable than lions for one very simple reason: they are made in the image of God. Lions, kittens, puppies, gold fish, etc., are not made in the image of God. God was very clear when He made man, the last of His creation, the crown jewel of His creation, that we are set apart from, and above, the rest of creation.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Only man was given God’s image. It is why we have a soul, and why we are eternal in nature. When I say that, what I’m saying is that at the moment of our conception, we become eternal beings because God is an eternal being. We have no end, and we will either spend our eternity in fellowship with God through His Son Jesus Christ, or we will spend eternity in hell. This is not true of animals. Cecil the lion is not an eternal being. Once his life came to an end, that was it. There is no afterlife for animals because they are not made in the image of God. They are JUST animals that we have been given dominion over by God. If a man wants to hunt an animal, he has permission from our Creator to do so. If an animal attacks a man, the man has permission to fight back and kill the animal so that the animal is no longer a threat to mankind. To not kill an animal that threatens humanity is foolish and shows ignorance on our part.
Not that this was the case for the dentist who shot Cecil the lion. But to cry out as if this was the ultimate sin by man, while we slaughter our children by the millions, is the ultimate wickedness (I cannot stress this enough!). Every child, even those not yet born, is created in God’s image and has an eternal soul. Those babies killed in the womb have eternal destinies. There is nothing in Scripture that tells us where those who die in the womb will spend eternity, to say so is to make an assumption that Scripture does not give us, therefore we need to do everything we can to ensure that those children are born so that they can hear the gospel. (For more on the death of infants, read The Loss of Infants: What is their Destiny? by Mark Jones.)
I know that most liberals will not accept this truth because most of them are functionally atheists. Yet the truth remains, we are all created in the image of God and therefore are worthy of life, even those in the womb’s of their mothers. The imago Dei has far reaching implications on how we view the world and determine what is right and wrong. Rejecting this fundamental truth about who we are as people has led to all kinds of abominations, one of which is what we are seeing with Cecil the lion, the worship of creation over and against the worship of the Creator. Denying the imago Dei is a fundamental error in belief, and is the reason Democrats/Liberals can advocate the killing of our own, while decrying the death of a mere animal. When you ignore God’s word (the 66 books of the Bible), it leads to nothing but absolute madness in the sight of God.
What Libs do not realize is that God will eventually destroy all of creation. Just as He brought a world-wide flood to bring destruction upon a wicked and perverse generation, so too will He bring destruction on our wicked and perverse generation. No matter how much Dem/Libs try to preserve the world, He will ultimately judge it, and them, for their wickedness.
But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men (2 Peter 3:7).
I’m not advocating a lack of stewardship when it comes to our planet. However, for the believer, we do so for God’s glory and because He instructed us to do so in the beginning. We don’t do it for the preservation of the planet. The preservation or destruction of the planet is up to God, not us. We really don’t have the ability to save it or destroy it. But what we can do is remember that we are made in the image of God, and teach others this truth, thereby helping them see the travesty that is the abortion industry. Unborn babies have value. Animals are important and to be taken care of like the rest of the planet. But when an animal is shot here or there, we should not lose too much sleep over, especially given that we are killing our own by the millions.