Why God Is NOT OK With IVF

This week, Mairi shares powerfully about our struggle with fertility.

From a decade of pain and prayerful examine, and from profoundly rooted growth in biblical devotion, Mairi speaks to a women’s group from a local church in London.

Why God is NOT OK With IVF
Podcast version

Do we really love Him more than life?
Does He really approve of the things that we say He blesses?
Do we we really know our Bible?

We are Christian disciples. That’s it.

“For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men.”

1 Corinthians 4:9

Please consider supporting our work:

Patreon and PayPal.

Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥

2022: Homosexual Household Disrupted
2022: Repent Now; He Loves You.
2021: Calling YESHUA
2020: The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience
2019: Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
2018: The Bothy Sessions – Mental Health & the Church
2016: Jesus Come

Colossians 3:1-4

Greetings everyone,

Let’s first read Colossians 3:1-4.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Colossians 3:1-4

As I read this passage again this morning, verse 2 is huge:

“Setting minds (and keeping them set) on what is above (the higher things), not on things that are in the earth.”

So, are we, are you, living this?

Well, let’s think of the distress of witnessing the church berated by lesbian and homosexual “bishops”, as one example, or liberal egalitarians denying patently clear teaching of Scripture as another…and rebuking them. Is this ‘setting of the mind’ on the things above or, the opposite, on the transient/passing things of earth?

It’s a good question. 

To our hearts and minds, it is precisely because of an increasingly “set” mind on the things above (the eternal things of His heart and mind and kingdom – the things that please Him – Romans 8:6) that cause us to think and speak and feel in a certain way now. I would also argue that it is the setting of the mind on earthly things that causes apathy, cowardice, seeker-sensitivity, compromise, routine drudgery in churches, false doctrine, fear of man etc. etc. etc. all the while tarted up to appear to be “balanced wisdom for life”.

“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!”

Amos 6:1

We have way too many “at ease” Christians. 

“Too heavenly minded to be of earthly use” is a popular nonsense.

Mairi is sharing with a bunch of women this evening, for example, about the horrors of IVF. How unpopular is this, even within the majority of women/families within the church? Is this focus setting of the mind on our new, resurrected life in Christ (in whom are all our treasures) or on the wicked things of the earth?

So, the question isn’t just, “are we living Colossians 3:1-4” but, rather, what is the effect of doing so?

Verse 4 is the hope! Verse 4 is the anchor! Verse 4 is the reward!

Christ is our life, He is going to appear, then we will be with Him! (What of the anti-Christ then?).

I would argue that for those who are truly setting their minds on these promises – these eternal, resurrected treasures hidden in Christ above – there will result a pathos, an intensity, even, dare I say, a mourning, for the godlessness of both the church and the world now.

Surely only an earthly-set mind with think differently?

And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Matthew 9:15

Colossians 3:1-4 is ultimately about radically bittersweet preparation in the midst of an anti-Christ world.

The Anti-Christ Misrepresentation of Aquila

Hello and thank you for listening to Into the Pray

“…when I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed.” (Hosea 7:1)

CORRECTION: Nick misspoke regarding the “unashamedly egalitarian” church which is in fact Stirling Baptist Church (NOT Perth Baptist Church).

This session with Nick and Mairi today is a “bonus episode” looking at what we consider to be one of the most serious problems facing the Church today.

One of the most potent demonic roots of chaos within the Body of Christ is in the form of egalitarianism.

But this commonplace and ramping heresy is also a sign-post to those with ‘ears to hear’, who are being prepared for the Second Coming of Christ and the reforming “Church of Preparation”

You can also watch this podcast on YouTube.

Last year we did a collaborative vlog with a select few church leaders to expose the fallacious notion of female leadership in the Church and the fundamental death and dearth of spiritual authority in the Church that results (link below). 

This is major deception and not slight; it is impossible to overstate the significance of this. 

ESSENTIAL/related content: 

Mike Winger’s leg-work on the absurd egalitarian “conviction”
Nick’s article, The Death & Dearth of Spiritual Authority
Our Tribute to Melvin Tinker, “Destroying Our Gender”
TGC Article, cited. 

Should you leave your church? (part one), part two here, part three here.

Our new teaching series through the gospel of John is previewed for you here

Other NEW VLOGS:

Should you leave your church? (part one) and part two here.
Wim Hoff, the Demonic & the BBC

Order our new gospel tract for your parish here

Did you hear Aimee’s STUNNING Good Friday testimony? You can watch our full length conversation with her via YouTube here and her flagship testimony film  here

If you have any questions, thoughts or testimonies, please contact us here

How to pray for Ukraine (and other nations)? See a new video here

Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥 

2022: Homosexual Household Disrupted
2022: Repent Now; He Loves You. 
2021: Calling YESHUA
2020: The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience
2019: Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
2018: The Bothy Sessions – Mental Health & the Church
2016: Jesus Come

Come, Lord Jesus!

Love,

Nick & Mairi xx

Our Daily Death & Witness

Be Careful Or Else You Won’t Ever Go

I assure you, believers, by the pride which I have in you in [your union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily [I face death and die to self]

1 Corinthians 15:31 (AMP)

When you think of John 15, do you tend to think of garden poems and symbiotic oneness with Christ, or…being despised by the world because of your faithful, Spirit-led witness of Him?

A weakly witnessing disciple

It’s an important question to ask because, if you’re anything like me, your flesh isn’t that keen on taking an otherworldly message of jolting repentance to a people replete and who quite simply do not want to know.

Ignorance is bliss: Porsches are parked pristinely on the drive; home offices are comfortably endowed; refrigerators are thoroughly filled and refilled and garages are more often than not converted into impressive, body-sculpting gymnasiums.

From the effortless arm’s length comfort of home, everything that could possibly be desired is often perfectly arranged to keep body and mind blissfully oblivious, together, pampered and prepared for a lifetime’s trudge towards an eternity without the Lamb of God.

A weakly witnessing disciple

Die The Death

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Romans 6:5 (ESV)

Without the daily, ‘…counting ourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus…’ (Romans 6), we will never witness as we should because we are still fundamentally loafing in the old life of unregenerate irresponsibility.

We don’t die and we don’t witness because we basically don’t care.

But if we are to be faithful as Jesus’ disciples, (faithful in individually dying the death daily; faithful as a local congregation of God’s people in gospel-heralding power), we must surely witness in some way every single day!

This is the most basic reason that we are alive. (We exist for the Father – see 1 Corinthians 8:6).

Rural Bus Stops ✔️
Urban Billboards ✔️
Public transport ✔️
In the City ✔️
Door to Door ✔️
McDonalds ✔️
The Pain Palace ✔️

But in the face of such commonplace spiritual atrophy, and amidst the constantly creeping twilight of secularisation, unless you’re very, very careful indeed, you won’t witness at all.

The miracle of dying to self daily is the personal appropriation of the message we are commanded to take to other people: one with Christ, buried with Him in His agonising death but, also, raised with Him in His incomparable glory!

A weakly witnessing disciple

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.

John 12:24 (AMPC)
Into the Ground to Die Daily ✔️

Let’s Keep This Simple

It will rarely be easy, often seem weak and pointless, sometimes even aggressively attacked, but witnessing to the death and resurrection of Jesus remains the one thing you are told to get on with and your overarching earthly responsibility…that is if you are to prove to actually belong to Him. (See John 15:8).

If you don’t have a gospel publication that you’re confident will ‘cut it’ in today’s anti-Christ mayhem, either: 1) Write one yourself, produce it excellently as the pearl of great price that it is, or 2) Order some of ours here.

We are learning that, even with the best will in the world, the gnarly flesh will continually drag us back into passivity.

This is why Paul died every single day.

This dying daily can be a simple decision to remember John 15 primarily for vv26-27:

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.”

John 15:26-27 (ESV)

You have a personal and infinitely powerful Helper/Advocate to lead you into the realm of daily witness (that your flesh simply hates) but an activity nonetheless that proclaims to the entire watching cosmos that you are your Beloved’s and that He is also assuredly yours, (Song of Solomon 6:3).

A weakly witnessing disciple

URGENT related reading here.

Related videos:

Should I Leave My Church? 1/2
Should I Leave My Church? 2/2
Leave My Church…then what?
Homosexual Household Disrupted: A Gospel Testimony

Should I Leave My Church?

YouTube Premiere // 27.4.22 // 9:45pm BST

Well…?

More likely than not.

Hebrews 10:25 is often misused to pedal the paralysing fear of man.

Related Reading

N

Did you hear Aimee’s STUNNING Good Friday testimony? 

You can watch our full length conversation with her via YouTube here and her flagship testimony film  here

If you have any questions, thoughts or testimonies, please contact us here

How to pray for Ukraine (and other nations)? See a new video here

Order our new gospel tract for your parish here

Let’s smash this fake gospel up.

Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥

2022: Homosexual Household Disrupted
2022: Repent Now; He Loves You. 
2021: Calling YESHUA
2020: The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience
2019: Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
2018: The Bothy Sessions – Mental Health & the Church
2016: Jesus Come

Come, Lord Jesus!

Love

Nick & Mairi xx