The Donor facilitated In vitro fertilization procedure involves fertilizing an egg outside the body using the sperm of someone who is not one’s spouse, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman's uterus. On the other hand, for human artificial insemination, a doctor inserts sperm directly into a woman's cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus.

Now getting to the issue at hand, when God brought together a man and a woman in marriage, it was for companionship and thereafter procreation. The children are a form of God’s gift to a marriage. Because of the fall of man in Eden, some people experience difficulties in having children whilst for others they can have them quite easily.

It was never God’s purpose for His people to sleep with whoever they wanted in order to bear children but people fell due to the first sin in the Garden of Eden. Even after salvation, people continue to exercise the gift of free will and sometimes do things which are not in line with the Word hence some can even indulge in premarital sex and end up having children. God will still look after those children but those parents who do not repent of their sins could end up missing eternal life.

The idea of test tube babies involves a person or a couple choosing to have a baby through a scientific way of facilitating fertilisation without the aid of sexual intercourse. Now the concept can be acceptable for a married couple since it is their same sperm and egg in a marriage set up. Though the same concept might appear harmless to the unmarried, it still violates the idea of children having to come out of a proper marriage set-up. It is better to work on attaining marriage or acquiring children with one’s proper spouse than to go ahead of God. This is like someone who justifies stealing in order to survive, the stolen food will be there to eat but still acquired sinfully.

I want to conclude by saying though it is hard for someone to live without the gift of children, it is better to win eternal life than gain everything on this earth and lose everything at the end of time. 

Response By Apostle Howard Tundu