Accidents Don’t Happen
by Kent Heaton
“Morning Afters Can Be Tough” the poster proclaims. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecology announced a new plan to help women who do not want to become pregnant following a tryst with a lover in a drug called the “Morning After Pill.” A poster with the aforementioned heading has a cup of coffee spilled on a day-planner to describe what is being called an accident. Doctors are urged to display the poster in their offices to encourage women to stock up on the pill to be used the “morning after.”
Accidents are a part of life. We spill a cup of coffee on our day-planner without any intention or desire to do so. The last thing we would want to do is to ruin our day-planner. Every precaution would normally be in place unless we are very clumsy and then we would spill coffee on our day-planner, our clothes, the dog, the floor, the newspaper, the original copy of “War And Peace” and plaster the walls with every cup of coffee we ever drink. Can you imagine being around someone so inept they are spilling coffee all the time?
Sexuality is not an accident. A person chooses to engage in sex and the result of a pregnancy is not an accident. That is like saying that a person who kills another in a car while driving drunk is not accountable because it is an “accident.” (I wonder if they will come up with a “Morning After Pill” for drunks who maim and kill others). When a person makes a judgment to drink and drive and kills someone, they are accountable! When couples engage in sex and a pregnancy ensues, they are accountable! Accidents of this nature do not happen; they are planned through the careless action of those who wish to enjoy the bed without the responsibility.
The solution is not the pill but the will – the will of God and the will of the individual who recognizes that sexuality is reserved for the marriage bed. “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous” (Hebrews 13:4). The covenant of marriage is where God has placed sexual fulfillment and none other. The “Morning After” pill is a license to allow couples to freely engage in their sexuality without the responsibility of the birth of a child.
The philosophy behind these kinds of movements is the destruction of the honor God established in marriage. Society respects less and less the covenant of one man and one woman in a holy union. Hollywood portrays sexuality with stars having babies outside of marriage as a wholesome cruise to enjoy in life. Scientist make it easier to salve the conscience of the guilt of sexual promiscuity with a pill. Jehovah God is not amused.
Until people realize the pattern set forth by the Creator is the only safe and right path to follow, moral chaos will continue to plague our nation and destroy its youth. “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8). Reaping is a choice; one to destruction and one to blessing. Spilling coffee is an accident – sexuality is not!