Sidewalk rescue is the new sidewalk counseling. Don’t be confused, sidewalk rescuing is not going onto private property to shut down the abortion mill for the day. And by the way, we completely agree with traditional rescuing. Read more about Biblical Rescues, Law Breakers & The Prolife Movement HERE.
To answer your question, YES, traditional and sidewalk rescues are biblical.
In the New Testament, the Greek word SOZOS [Strongs G4982] means:
1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
1a) one (from injury or peril)
1a1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one
suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
1b1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction,
to save or rescue
The Greek word sozos is in the New Testament – KJV version – over 100 times, in every Gospel and in 15 epistles. Rescuing is the business and calling of every Christian. This is why sidewalk ministry and sidewalk rescuing is critical and reasonable.
Of course proaborts want to demonize Christians for interposing on the sidewalk. That’s just a scare tactic to keep YOU from ministering where people die every single day in the United States. So, let’s put rescuing in terms that even a proabort and deathscort can understand.
Have you ever ‘rescued’ a wanted cat or dog at a shelter? Of course not. Those dogs and cats were not wanted and were left at a place that may or may not kill them simply for being unwanted. Unwanted cats and dogs have a 100% change of being euthanized in a kill shelter. However, in a NO-KILL shelter, unwanted cats and dogs will be given a place to sleep and food to eat for as long as it takes for the perfect family to find them and adopt them.
In this scenario, RESCUE equals ADOPTION. Very few people will take their unwanted pets to a kill shelter because it isn’t a HUMANE treatment of animals.
Keeping that in mind, consider the ‘humane’ treatment of human people. Even born people aren’t necessarily protected by law. Sometimes born humans are passed onto nursing homes, foster care, or orphanages when no one wants to care for them, even though those places can be dangerous to their health and general well-being. But few die as a result of their placement, no matter how cruel it is. But is it HUMANE?
Stay with me.
Unwanted unborn humans have a 100% chance of being aborted. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE because there are NO LAWS protecting all unborn humans from abortion murder. In real terms, about 20% of unborn children are aborted. Interestingly, those same 20% choosing not to give birth to their living unborn baby will go to a no-kill shelter because it is HUMANE.
Conversely, there are ‘no-kill’ shelters for unborn humans. Crisis pregnancy centers rescue unborn humans from abortion death. CPC’s can either help find adoptive parents or equip the mom to be her baby’s parent. Proaborts call crisis pregnancy centers ‘fake clinics’, a rescued human baby would call it HUMANE.
When unborn humans go to a kill shelter – the abortion mill – there is nearly a 100% chance they will die that day UNLESS THEY ARE RESCUED. The sidewalk is the last chance an unborn baby has to be rescued. The public sidewalk is the line between good and evil, life and death. Proaborts can whine about sidewalk rescuing and ministry all they want, but if their life depended on it, they would see the benefit of the efforts of people they have never met who love them enough to save their lives.
Rescuers and ministers meet the need of unwanted unborn human children and his/her mother before the abortion appointment. On the sidewalk, there is real help for the real needs of every mother, and the very last chance an unwanted unborn child has to STAY ALIVE.
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” [Proverbs 24:11]
Sidewalk rescuing and sidewalk ministry is ESSENTIAL and HUMANE for every unwanted, unborn human baby.