Still after all this time during my post abortive journey and ministry, I am dismayed at how many churches do not exemplify a Prolife message. I think that more often than not, church goers assume a church is Prolife but that usually isn’t the case. When is the last time you heard a Prolife message or sermon in your church?
This article is not for the church goer, this message is for the PASTOR.
It is a well known fact that teenagers that wait to have sex have been taught at home, by their parents throughout their childhood, to wait and to be responsible for themselves and others. That being said, if church goers were taught by the Pastor in their church continually during their walk about Life, there would be no question about abortion.
If there is no respect for Life, then how can there be any respect for anything else the Lord has deemed holy?
After being a member of a large ministry, I saw how little abortion, chastity and holiness really meant to the multitude, not every person, but most: it was only addressed if it was newsworthy at the time. Ironically, those three things are why the Church is failing – when God is taken out of the equation, you have nothing but a liberal by-product that is unrecognizable to God and therefore, not anointed by Him. When these things happen, your church has essentially become a bar without the booze.
Pastors and ministers have a huge responsibility to teach the ENTIRE flock, not just the pretty part that has all the money. The true congregation is made up mostly of people that are hurt, desperate and wounded by what the world has given them. There is a better way, the way of Jesus Christ. Our churches are not the ‘sin hospital’ they are supposed to be. I remember being a seeker, looking desperately for that one place that would extend a loving, caring hand…not more condemnation. My God of the Bible loves us in spite of who we are, not who we should have been. There are many, many Pastors, preachers and ministers that don’t teach the God of the Bible that gave His Son that I would live.
The Apostle Paul said this about false teachers – “But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
What about the congregation? What do we do to set ourselves apart from false teachers and preachers that do not exemplify Life and holiness?
Mark them: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
Go back to what the entire Bible teaches and find a ministry and/or church that has their foundation in the finished work of Jesus Christ – and LIFE.