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IVF – And the Image of God

Why would I write on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and the image of God. The bible teaches that mankind are made in the image of God.  In Genesis 1:27 it says, “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” God created them, both male and female in His Image.  In Genesis 1:26 God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”  The bible teaches that there is only one true God.  Here the one true God describes Himself with plural pronouns.  This is an early reference to the truth that is contained in the Bible, that in the One true God are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.   In Genesis 3:28 it says, after God created them, male and female in His Image,  that “God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply.”  Genesis chapter 2 gives further description of God’s creation of mankind saying, read more

IVF – be informed

IFV, or In Vitro Fertilization, is thought by many to be a source of great hope.  Many of us desire to have children.  Too often this does not happen easily or when we want it to.  So, you are in your mid-thirties and have been trying to have children for over a year.  Your doctor sends you to a fertility specialist.  A number of tests are done and no specific cause is found.  It is determined that you understand the process of achieving a pregnancy, a process you and your spouse have faithfully adhered to.  Still no pregnancy.  You are prescribed a medication to enhance fertility.  Six months later, still no pregnancy.  You have read a little bit about IVF.  A friend of yours recently had a child by using IFV.  IVF is what your specialist recommends.  The process seems simple.  Eggs are collected at the right time of the month, as is a sample of sperm.  The egg and the sperm are put together in a petri dish.  The resulting blastocyst is put into the uterus and, given time, a pregnancy is established. read more