This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Christians should be spreading the Gospel, not worrying about political issues like abortion.

I cannot tell you how many pastors throw this at me as an excuse for not getting involved with pro-life work or even talking about it from the pulpit.  It actually surprises me that a pastor would even try to justify his apathy and lack of involvement in standing up for life.

Obviously we all know that as a Christian s our main focus is to spread the Gospel and share the hope we have in Christ.  We are commanded to “ Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

The idea that taking a stand for the almost 4,000 children that are being ripped limb from limb every day by surgical abortion is contrary to the Gospel , is simply ludicrous. In fact, I would say that when we do not stand up for the voiceless or love our neighbor as ourselves, we are not truly preaching the Gospel.

I remember one pastor in particular who told me that I had no business telling anyone that abortion was wrong.  He said I should only tell people about Jesus and nothing else.  I laid out a situation for him to answer using his logic.  What if you came upon a man beating a woman in an alley?  Would you walk up to the man and tap him on the shoulder and tell him about Jesus or would you first stop the man from beating the women and make sure she was taken care of?

He tried to wiggle out of answering the question at first but eventually said he would first stop the man from harming the woman and make sure she was ok.  I asked him why he would not just tell them man about Jesus and not worry about his behavior?  He said because the woman was in imminent danger and needed to be rescued.

The fact is we are also called in Scripture to “Deliver those who are being taken away to death. And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. If you say, “See, we did not know this,” Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?”Proverbs 24:11-12

We are also called to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

We can also look at Matthew 25 where we are taught that when we do not feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty and clothe the naked then we are not doing that for Christ.  I could fill this commentary with pages of Scripture references that would show us that preaching the Gospel is more than just mere words.

When babies are being killed by the thousands every day, are we loving our neighbor as ourselves when we ignore this? Is our neighbor just the guy who lives next door?  Did the Good Samaritan stop to see if he knew the man in the ditch or ask God if he was called to a ditch ministry before he helped the man?  No, he saw his fellow human person in distress and he stopped and helped him.

So many people tell me that their pastor will not talk about abortion from the pulpit.  They don’t want to talk about political issues or possibly offend anyone in the church.

Here is a question I would ask them: if you were told as you were walking up to the pulpit to deliver your sermon that a man with a knife was heading to the nursery to stab all the children in the nursery, would you warn people from the pulpit or would you say that the pulpit is only for preaching the Word ?  Of course they would warn people, I don’t know a single pastor in the world who would not jump up and immediately warn everyone about the danger the children were in.

If that same pastor were told before his sermon that they were opening a new abortion mill down the street where about 20 babies a day were going to be aborted daily, would he feel the same urgency to warn his congregation about the danger facing those children?

Most of the time it would have to go through some kind of committee or vote to see if the church wanted to have some kind of official outreach to that abortion mill.  There would be so much red tape that it may take a year to even get an announcement in the bulletin about a possible ministry team being formed.

Are the children that would die in the nursery more valuable than the children that would die in the abortion mill?  Why are we not just as horrified about children being killing in an abortion mill as we would be about children being killed in a church nursery?

There is no excuse for the apathy and lack of involvement of the church when it comes to abortion.  We have allowed the government to politicize abortion to the point that we just don’t pay attention any more.  We are more than happy to let our votes on Election Day be our only action we ever take as we leave it up to politicians who never deliver on their promises.

Preaching the Gospel is not just leaving cheesy Bible tracts with a lousy tip on the table at Applebee’s after church.  Preaching the Gospel is not just saying “ Jesus loves you” to your friends as work after laughing at all their dirty jokes.  Preaching the Gospel goes far beyond our words and must also include action.  Feeding the poor, giving water to the thirsty and yes, speaking up for the voiceless IS preaching the Gospel.

What do you think?

8 Comments

  1. Mary Davis
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the opportunity to ‘share’ this truth! (fb&twitter) Bless you as you minister!

  2. Heather
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Bravo!!! I LOVE how you put this. Exactly my sentiments!! I get tired, too, of fellow Christians telling me that this is a political issue and not the church’s business. REALLY??!! It’s a slaughtering of human beings and yes it makes God cry!! He formed each one of them and we are to be God’s hands and feet in this world and stop it. Stand up and have a backbone. Well said….

  3. Doc Kimble
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Great article !! Of course you stop abortion with every fiber of your being, with every peaceful means at your disposal. In fact, our Constitution provides that we do this.Peaceful assembly, freedom of speech and religion, redress of grievances, etc….. hmmmm…..wonder if the Founders were just lucky guessers, or did they WANT future Americans have the means to resist evil laws and evil men from ascending in the Sweet Land of Liberty… So, not only is it Christian charity to stop abortion, but it’s also what a patriotic American does ! Who knew? Apparently, somehow, many Christians didn’t know, because their pastors told them they shouldn’t know. I wonder which Gospel they were reading.

  4. Lawrence Reves
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    It is exactly for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, when He is our Savior AND Lord, that we MUST fight for the child and their parents. That may be the only time that their mother and/or father hear of the saving grace of Yeshua as our Lord. To not be present to intercede for the child and parent(s) is to be disobedient to the Word of God.

    The words of the pastor, of whom you spoke, are telling. His attitude is the same as so many professing Christians today. They do not see the unborn child on an equal footing with the mother or someone they can see. Until the Body of Christ grasps this concept, we will continue to see people who just don’t understand.

    Scripture is clear on the equal humanity of the unborn child.

  5. Nicole
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I am a Catholic and do not condone abortion, and respect those who are pro-life. I’m not sure how it is at other churches, or if this still even applies today, but from a Catholic stand point, and at any baptism for a child I have been to, they are not brought in to the church until they are baptized. If a baby died, stillborn or before they could be baptized, technically they cannot be buried with the Church.

    I was born 2 months early and had to be baptized right away or else I could not be buried with my family at our local church. Luckily, I pulled through, rather miraculously I add, and have full faith in God.

    How do we respond to situations though like Canon City, Colorado where a Catholic Hospital argued that a “fetus is not a person” in their wrongful death lawsuit. I understand that the Colorado law states that for one to sue the child must be born; so from a legal standpoint I follow their mentality; but as a faith based hospital where Pro-Life is promoted with such fervor, how can they preach one ideal but practice another?

    Until hypocritical situations such as these end, I cannot see a change happening. Like in the Prohibition, many of the men and women who preached and enforced the rule on others still drank themselves, just like many Christians when faced with the situation, even after claiming to be Pro-Life, end up choosing to abort. Not just women either. Fathers, mothers, husbands, boyfriends etc. will secretly send a pregnant daughter off to abort and just pretend it never happened. I’ve seen it, Christian men and women do it; this is a direct quote. “Go out of town so nobody knows you, our church pickets at the local clinic.” With women facing such disdain when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy it is not surprising that when deprived of a support unit they turn to abortion.

    What these women need is a support unit that will not judge them based on their situation, but will offer compassion and open arms to the woman and her child and help take the fear out of the situation. Jesus would not have abandoned these women, but helped them find the right path. He would not have judged them, and yet so many Christians judge and condemn others so quickly. Judgement day will come for all of us, but here on this world if we are to preach, we should preach love and understanding and compassion. Until the hypocrisy ends we cannot venture to change the minds of those who don’t even believe.

  6. Posted October 30, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Amen! We really should speak up and speak out and not be afraid to mention who we serve and love. Some people even have suffered from fear of what others think about them. I know when I had issues I needed to soak in the presence of God to heal old wounds. And after some time God had me create a great way to help people heal from this. We have a wonderful website that will bless many suffers of worry and fear and such of the like. Many have never heard of soaking or soaking worship or prayer and it is really taking off in a wonderful direction. Soaking prayer or soaking worship is simply positioning ourselves to express our reverence and love to God and receiving God’s perfect love, allowing His love to flood our lives. Here it is better in more detail with multiple videos to bless you: http://ibelieveireceive.org/wordpress/2014/03/19/soaking-prayer/ If you are led please go to our home page which is titled, “I believe I receive In Jesus Name,” and donate $1 or more for the work of the gospel. It is a good website to bookmark. God bless you all. Jesus Is Lord.

  7. Jez
    Posted March 21, 2015 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Abortion is murder. Unbelievers like to commit murder, it makes them happy. But are you going to go out onto the street and scream at every person who sins against God? The whole concept of Christianity is to not judge unbelievers. When someone does something wrong we first go to them in PRIVATE and try to bring them back to God.

  8. Dijon Foster
    Posted April 16, 2015 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    In Jerimiah 1:5 it says “I knew you before I formed you in your mothers womb”. With that being said, it is saying that God has given each and everyone of us a purpose and a plan for this life so that His will may be done and he would be glorified through you. To take a life in anyway shape or form is to get in the way of Gods will, which is a big no, no!!

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