As I write this I see people fighting for reform over an abortion bill. I want everyone to know I think any form of abortion is murder. To those who are on the other side of the fence, I am here to say that the church has been passive for far to long and now we are seeing the fruits of our failure. My hope through this quick read is that you will see God's heart for the unborn and turn from your sinful view of killing them. I don't get political much because I don't think the Gospel calls us to however, when it comes to the sanctity of life, it is no longer is a political issue but a Biblical one. As for the Boy's Home, we want to stand on the truth of God's Word and not on the false "truth" that the world is giving us.
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
I really don't know when the church stopped suffering for the children as a whole, but I hope the New York bill wakes us up. I hope we see the product of our passiveness and start looking to adopt and suffer not only the little ones to come to Jesus, but also open our homes to the unborn when someone comes to us contemplating abortion. My heart burns for this with a great passion, and one day when I stand before the Lord I want to say I did everything through the leading of the Holy Spirt to stand in the gap for children. I'm hoping, with this simple blog post, I will encourage the church of Jesus Christ. I hope our eyes will be opened to the reality of abortion and find simple and practical ways we can help stop it from happening in our communities. I hope we can show the love of Christ to some women who might be scared of bring life into this world.
Proverbs 31:8-9 says "open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy."
Proverb here states clearly what we are to do for the unborn. They have no voice to even speak yet, but are dying is masses each year. Right now in the USA alone, we have 61,000,000 Million plus children that have died since 1973: Roe vs Wad. Since I have been writing this blog post 274 abortions have taken place. Every hour 137 children have not just died, but have been murdered in a place that is known for its safety, the loving belly of a mom. I know to some of you what I am saying might sound harsh and brash but it's just the truth on what is happening in our own communities. I don't write this to prove some right wing agenda, but bring light to the fact that there has been a holocaust going on far to long on American soil. It is the church's job to stand up and be bold for the unborn and defenseless. It means sacrifice, it means losing finances, it means telling young women if you are pregnant and thinking about an abortion I will adopt your child or walk alongside you to take care of your child.
Most of us who go to church just see "churched people", and never get to see the struggles of our neighbor. We would love to have a Bible study over topics like abortion, but to complain about the wickedness of it without acting is one greatest shames of our church age. The first half of James 1:22-25 is a perfect example of the state of most church goers in our age. We hear the Word of God week after week and never have a change of heart for the hopeless. This is a scary place for someone to be because one day we will all stand before the Holy God. If your heart has never been changed for the hopeless maybe your heart has never been changed from your natural state of being under sin.
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does."
We have been adopted by our Father through Jesus Christ and we should mirror His image by adopting the most vulnerable of this world: the ones who have not yet taken their first breath. When we, as the church of Jesus Christ, get back to what James referred to as pure religion, only then can we start complaining about abortion. There are many practical ways one can help. for example: We have the Hope resource Center in town that helps woman, put out a plea on social media that your willing to help new mothers, get to know your community, step out the church doors and go to the "DARK PLACES" in our town, basically I'm asking the church to practice what we preach, and quit hiding behind our walls. C.T. Studd said it best:
“Some want to live within the sound Of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop,Within a yard of hell.”
To the person who may have had an abortion, God loves you and by His grace I pray He draws you to His loving arms and you put your faith in Christ. To the saint that has committed this sin, know that the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ covers that sin. Do not let Satan tell you other wise. I pray you find peace that passes all understanding.
Finally, my wife and I truly have a heart for the unborn. If you are considering an abortion please remember that my wife and I would be willing to adopt your child. We also would love to walk beside you in the situation, my prayer is that someone will read this simple blog post, and by Gods grace we will be able to save just one life.
Grace and Peace,
Chance and Amy Summers