A recent post on Facebook from an ardent Prolifer and sidewalk counselor said, “One of the moms who murdered her baby this morning had been given ‘assurance of salvation’ by her ‘church.’ She told me that she had ‘prayed about it,’ and was not to be judged by ‘legalism.’ Most of the people going into the abortuary this morning claimed to be Christians.”
“The Alan Guttmacher Institute tells us that 43% of aborting women identify themselves as Protestant, while 27% identify themselves as Catholic. If these numbers are accurate, that leaves us with the shocking conclusion that 70% of all abortions in the U.S. are performed on women who claim the name of Jesus Christ.” (Abort73.com)
Pastors, we need to talk.
Today, women and girls in the Church are struggling with or facing abortion. She will seek counsel with elders and pastors or church members she looks up to. Some will go to friends and family. Who will she listen to? Someone that will say it’ll be okay or listen to convicting counsel?
It’s not that easy anymore. Today’s church gives a message of hyper-grace that does not condemn sin but gives license to sin without responsibility.
Are Christians prolife?
“But the admission of abortion as a “tragic necessity” is also discouraging. It means that some people believe that abortion terminates a human life, and yet they still believe that there are circumstances under which this kind of killing should be sanctioned. I don’t know who scares me more – the abortion crusader who believes, against all the evidence, that the fetus is no more human than a blob of tissue, or the abortion advocate who believes fetuses may indeed be human persons and yet would still sanction an atrocious act of violence toward these helpless victims.” (Christianity.com)
Churches don’t preach on social issues enough and even believe that fornication and abortion can’t happen in their congregation; one of the reasons why Pastors think this is because they think that what comes out of their pulpit would keep women and girls from getting abortions OR fornicating. It’s a VERY arrogant stance on the Pastor’s part, to be sure. Apparently preaching SIN is not enough, Pastors and Preachers need to hit the nail on the head HARD in regard to fornication and the fruits of it, pregnancy.
Standing in the shadow of the Cross does not make you exempt from SIN.
There are too many Born-Again Christian women exemplifying a lifestyle that does not reflect a soul saved by Grace. Christian women, young and not so young, live with men or have sexual relationships with men without accountability and without the benefit of marriage. If there is no accountability, then abortion is just a liability of a life lived in sin.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”