January 22, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that institutionalized abortion on demand in America. This has been an intense week for those engaged in the battle for life in the culture of death. I have been very encouraged by what I am seeing take place in the Christian community, though there is much more to be done if abortion is to ever be abolished. On Tuesday, I posted the following on facebook:
I am encouraged by my fb feed today as it has been swamped with talk of RvW and abolishing abortion. I have seen folks posting on the issue that I have not see posting before, including various ministry leaders. Other leaders are becoming more vocal, and I am so grateful for that. My hope is that engaging the culture of death will become “mainstream” in the true church of Jesus Christ, and I am encouraged by what I am seeing. It does seem like the Body of Christ is waking up, and that is worthy of acknowledgment and praise to the Lord. I just hope we hear more from those who had something to say today many more times before January 22, 2014, and that they will take steps to become more active to minister to abortion-minded parents and our pre-born neighbors. The love of Christ commands this of us.
With this in mind, I’d like to share some resources with you that may be an encouragement for you to become active in the necessary fight against abortion. It is time for the church to wake up and answer the call to love our pre-born neighbors as ourselves. Many are doing just that, but we must continue talking about, preaching against it, and ministering to those enslaved to sin who would sacrifice their own children on the altar of self.
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I preached the following message in Uptown Charlotte:
Across the street from where I preached, Cities4Life held their annual memorial service in Uptown Charlotte. It was a great turnout and encouragement to Christians in our city to mobilize to engage the culture of death with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Make sure you watch until the end as David Benham, founder of Cities4Life, truly brings this crisis into perspective:
R.C. Sproul sat down with John MacArthur on January 22 to discuss the holocaust of abortion in America. MacArthur really spoke to the needed call to our churches when he said,
Our goal has to be to awaken the church.
Amen, and that is one of the goals of Abolish Human Abortion. Make sure you check out the AHA website, Youtube, and facebook pages. If you are in North Carolina, “like” the Abolitionist Society of North Carolina page and stay tuned for our AHANC website launch.
Even if you do not have an abortion mill near your community, you can get some Abolish Human Abortion gear at AHAGear.com, or print some of these posters and stand on a street corner in your city. They just might open a door for you to declare the Gospel to someone, which is the only answer to abortion.
A few weeks ago, I posed the question: Would You Seek the Abolition of Pedophilia? So there it is again in case you missed it.
A branch of Cities4Life just launched that will serve to equip Christians to minister at their local abortion mills. Check out Sidewalks4Life for more details.
If you live near Charlotte, join us on February 1-2 for Frontline Training. This is a great way to learn how to minister at abortion mills, and there will be practical experience to be gained as we lead the class to the abortion mill next Saturday morning. Check out the facebook event page or see the Cities4Life blog for more details.
I am currently reading Francis Schaeffer’s A Christian Manifesto, and will then read Whatever Happened to the Human Race. These are both must reads if you want to understand what Christianity looks like in a culture that kills its own children – and what we must do to stop it.
We must be politically active. We must serve moms in crisis. We must speak prophetically to both the world and the church, remembering that one in six abortions is procured by an evangelical. First, however, we must weep. First, our hearts have to be broken, lest our pro-life activities lead us to forget. First we must repent because for a generation we have thought and acted like a movement, while every day babies are being murdered. First we must recognize that the problem isn’t how many were killed over the past forty years, but is instead how many will be killed in the next forty minutes. We must pledge not to not forget what has happened, but to not forget what is happening. Last we must remember that there is only one thing that can wash the blood from our hands, the blood from His.
Crown Rights Media is currently developing a new documentary on abortion that will serve to stir the church to action. The trailer can be seen at Babiesaremurderedhere.com, and also like the facebook fan page. Please spread the word. Everywhere.
Finally, while filming for the Babies Are Murdered Here documentary, Marcus Pittman snapped the following photo of Orlando sidewalk missionary, John Barros. Pittman adds the caption,
While filming in Orlando, today John Barros got a surprise visit from Chase. Chase is 19 Days old and came to visit with his mom and dad to say thanks for being there, telling my mom the Gospel and saving my life.
This is the face of Gospel-driven abortion ministry. Won’t you become a part of it?