The Image of God

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IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
•“ GOD CREATED MAN in HIS OWN IMAGE, in THE IMAGE OF GOD HE CREATED HIM, MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM”
Gen. 1: 27
HUMAN DIGNITY
• “ Man is the only CREATURE on earth that GOD has willed for its own sake,” and he alone is called to share, by knowledge and love, in GOD’s own life. It was for this end that he was created, and this is the fundamental reason for his dignity… From his conception, he is destined for eternal beatitude.

GS 12 , 24
EQUALITY, DIFFERENCE AND COMPLEMENTARITY
•“ In creating man ; male and female, GOD gives man and woman an equal personal dignity”. Man and woman are persons equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of GOD.” COMPLEMENTARITY

• Man and woman are made for each other…; He created them to be a communion of persons, in which each can be helpmate for each other, for they are equal as persons and complementary as masculine and feminine. •In marriage GOD unites them in such a way that by forming “one flesh” they can transmit human life. Man and woman as spouses and parents cooperate in a unique way in the CREATOR’S work.

MARRIAGE
•“It is not good for man to be alone (Gen 2:18) and God who made man from the beginning male and female (Mat 19:4), wishing to share with man a special participation in His own creative work blessed male and female saying: Increase and multiply and fill the earth (Gen 1:28).”

MARRIAGE VOW
•“ Are You ready to raise as good Christians the CHILDREN that GOD will give you ”?
•“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Mark 10:14
Purpose of the Conjugal Act
Love-giving ( Unitive ) Life-giving ( Procreative )
HUMAN SEXUALITY
•GOD created sexuality and established the true meaning of the sexual act. •He established a connection between the unitive and the procreative powers of the intercourse that is between the power of sexual intercourse to strengthen the bond of love

between the husband and the wife and the power to create a new life.
UNITIVE DIMENSION
•Love making is an expression of intimacy, a two in one flesh encounter, demanding a deep level of commitment and love for its natural fulfillment.
•“ It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2: 18). The desire not to be alone, to love and to be loved , physically, psychologically and spiritually is a deeply rooted yearning.
POPE PAUL VI (UN 1965)
•“ You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind and not rather favor an artificial control of birth,

which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life”
LIFE is SACRED
• LIFE is Sacred! All human life at all stages of life is unique. It is beautiful. It is precious. And most of all it is sacred POPULATION CONTROL
EUTHANASIA EUGENICS IDEOLOGICAL FEMINISM
FEAR
CONTRACEPTIVE MENTALITY
•Population ‘Crisis
•Misinformation
•Over Simplification
•Erroneous Data
SEX EDUCATION
•Schools (Elem. Level)
•Books
•Movies
•Entertainment Places
•Peers
FAMILY PLANNING
•Contraception
•Sterilization
•Abortion
BREAKDOWN OF FAMILY
•Non-Nuclear
•Live-in relationship
•Broken Families
BREAKDOWN OF MARRIAGE
•Live-in
•Divorce
•Separation
•Annulment
ABUSE OF SEX
•Homosexuality
•Pornography
•Adolescent Pregnancies
The Population Control Mentality
WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
• These are times when we love to have sex, but hate our fertility and the power to transmit life.
MATERNAL INSTINCT
MOTHERHOOD
UNITED NATIONS DEFINITIONS DOUBLESPEAK FROM CAIRO STAFF
BRIEFING PAPERS
FAMILY PLANNING
“achieved through contraception, defined as any means capable of preventing pregnancy, ... The contraceptive effect can be obtained through temporary or permanent means. [...] coitus interruptus; ... the use of reproductive hormones [...]; placing a device in utero; interposing a barrier ... Permanent means include male and female sterilization.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
“Implicit ... are the right...
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