How should Christians think biblically about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)? How should Christians respond when faced with the struggles and sorrow of infertility? The reality that human beings are made in the image of God, and that life begins at fertilization, has major implications on how Christians ought to think about the issue of IVF.
Between 1978 and 2018, it is estimated that 8 million children were born using IVF. To achieve those 8 million births, approximately 240 million embryos may have been needed, with approximately 50% of them being discarded during the IVF process, 7% given for research and destructive experiments, 25% frozen for later use, with only the remaining 18% being implanted. There are currently approximately 1.8 million embryos frozen in cryo-facilities - human beings incarcerated against their will.
Despite the prevalence of IVF in society, a biblical discussion of the realities of IVF has been neglected both in the church and in the mainstream pro-life movement. Many will acknowledge that life begins at fertilization, yet this massive tragedy where millions of human beings are being treated as disposable goes on largely unnoticed. Pro-Life is not enough. As Christians, we must conform our thoughts and our actions to God's word in all areas of life, including how we ought to love our embryonic preborn neighbors that have been conceived through IVF.
We invite you to join us on September 9th and 10th, 2022, to hear Blake Gideon, C.R. Cali, Dusty Deevers, Matt Burk, Phil George, and Russell Hunter, as they dive deep into the truths of how we should respond biblically to the issue of IVF.
The conference is a ministry of Grace Life Church of Dallas and will be held at Grace Life Church of Dallas in Plano, Texas.