Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jurassic Chastity

    Since the beginning of mankind, God gave people the ability to have children. God also gave a commandment to them to Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth... (Genesis 1:28)
    This opportunity we have been given to bring children into the world is such an awesome privilege but it can't be taken lightly. To quote Uncle Ben "With great power comes great responsibility." Heavenly Father expects us to use that power responsibly and in the proper context: within the bonds of legal marriage between man and woman. When we mess with the power to create life, consequences can be pretty rough. Just ask John Hammond.
    If you don't know who he is, well don't feel too bad. I would actually be surprised if you did. Anyways, he was the guy behind Jurassic Park. The guy who thought it would be cool to mess around and bring some dinosaurs back to life. Remember how that turned out? Well not too well. In the movie a group of scientists decided to try and create their own life. By extracting some dinosaur DNA from ancient mosquitoes they were able to bring the long extinct beasts back. As a roundabout result, several people were killed. I guess you could say, his plans bit back.
    So even if our choices don't lead to dinosaurs eating Samuel L. Jackson, they can have dire consequences of their own. But if we use the powers of procreation as it was meant, at the right time and the right place, the ability to bring new life into the world will bless us beyond our wildest dreams.
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