A Bible study regarding the Historical Prolife Rescue Movement and its foundation in Scripture.
Being Esther in the Prolife Movement: She broke the law and broke tradition to save her people. NOTHING could prevent the coming Messiah.
This study shows the commonality of Esther being in a position of power to free her people from annihilation and people in a Prolife position of power freeing the unborn from abortion annihilation.
In other words, Esther advocated for the voiceless and hopeless as an activist. She saw a need and acted upon it. She knew this was against the law, and that she could lose her own life trying to save others.
Prolife leaders sometimes use their position to combat the evil of abortion while other prolife leaders gravitate from the inherent Word of God to make their position one that is motivated by pride and uses principles that are unbiblical.
Esther understood LIFE is a fundamental truth, not a concept thought up by man. This truth is from the mouth and heart of God: “You shall not murder,” Exodus 20:13, NKJV. The Prolife Movement started out doing a great thing but splintered into groups for power rather than sharing the Gospel and saving babies.
Esther saved her own life by first saving her people. Isn’t that really how prolife ministry works?
King Ahasuerus had particular rules and laws to follow, even Esther had to follow them. What is key in the story of Esther is that she did what was lawful to do the unlawful. In other words, Esther had to step out of bounds and take a chance to save the Jews.
“Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” [Es 4:16]
Today, we have Roe v Wade. We have laws. Unjust they are, but laws just the same. No one, not one person in any power position can totally eradicate abortion law yet. Roe has seen to that. That being said, we have to play by the rules of the game that Roe set up. Little by little, laws are getting better, some babies are spared, some moms have become moms because of diligent work through elected officials, judges.
During this time in modern history, there is legal abortion. Millions of lives lost to the Haman of our time, the Abortion Cartel and the Abortion Party: “If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries,” [Es 3:9].
Esther rescued the Jews. She did not have the law on her side. But she did it. Esther stepped out in faith knowing it was against the law.
Being Jesus in the Prolife Movement: Jesus came to fulfill the law, not keep it.
Today, the bulk of the Prolife Movement is slothful, compliant, engineered, but gets big donations. They rely on pride and status. They rely on passivity. They rely on your fear. But worse of all, they shame those who step out in faith to do the unthinkable: RESCUE.
Most Prolife groups fail to recognize that people in the Bible had to break the law to save lives and further the Gospel. In the Book of Esther, Esther and her people had to survive because she is part of the lineage of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Acts, the Apostles and the Church had to break the law to be able to preach the Gospel and say the name of Jesus publicly. Were they arrested? Yes. They paid their debt and continued to do whatever it took to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” [Mark 16:15].
The prime real estate that the Passive Prolife Leader covets is the sidewalk. That means they want no one else there to determine a plan of action, which is ironic considering they have no actual ‘action’. So many groups complain about real people sacrificing everything to save unborn life, all I could possibly surmise from this revelation is that inaction equals more followers, much like the seeker sensitive church today.
Modern day rescues may be the very last defense an innocent child has. The Bible has clearly stated that law had to be broken to further the Gospel, Christ died for it! People in communist countries break the law every single day because they have chosen Christianity over the ‘religion’ their law forces them to recognize.
Then, is the ‘defense of necessity’ a reality? Of course it is! We have to use the tools we are given, and that may mean real sacrifice to save lives. The Bible has never said ‘do this thing but you’re on your own’. Not one time. Rescuers pray, fast and pray some more before doing what is unlawful, but lawful in the eyes of God.
The hypocrisy of Prolife Leaders regarding not breaking the law is astounding. Can you imagine telling Jesus not to heal or minister on the Sabbath? That was the law of that time. The Sanhedrin even considered the INTENT to break the law, followed Jesus questioning Him:
“Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent,” Mark 1-6.
But Jesus would not be silent or obedient to them, and posed this to the Pharisees:
“And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go. Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” And they could not answer Him regarding these things,” Luke 14:3-6.
Scripture has shown that breaking the law can be a ‘defense of necessity’ and love.
Then, isn’t it the objective of the Prolife Movement to tell the broken system that it is needs help? Just as the example of the donkey in the well, whether it be lawful or not, rescuing the donkey [Luke 14:3-6] is the right thing to do, the Christian thing to do. And if a donkey should be saved even if the ‘work’ broke the law, shouldn’t unborn children made in the very image of God also be rescued and protected as much as this donkey? If the Prolife Leaders today say that breaking the law impedes the years of work in the Prolife Movement, make no mistake: They certainly mean their own work, or inaction, that has shown little progress other than raising funding for their group and gaining ‘followers’.
And lastly, the conjecture is quite clear, yes Jesus said to love your neighbor. He is love. He loves us all! So when a Passive Prolifer wants to taut ‘Jesus is love’, remind them He was nailed to a cross because of His love for us….are they willing to do something as audacious? Jesus prayed and asked that ‘this cup’ be taken from him, sweat literal blood, and He knew this is the Will of the Father [Luke 22:41-44]. Rescuers do not rescue flippantly, they pray and fast, and do the Will of the Father. No, rescuers are not Jesus, be we are all called to be as Christ-like as we can throughout our lives as Christians. The unborn is our ‘neighbor’ and our charge [Luke 10:27].
Being Peter & Paul in the Prolife Movement Arise, and GO!
Inaction never equals action. A fellow activist recently said, “If you can’t show from scripture rescue is sin, you have no authority to condemn it.” I believe I have shown that the myth of ‘love only’ is passive and without action, which is not the will of God. Not all are called to rescue, but everyone is called to pray and fast for those who will step out in faith and action.
Think of it this way: Your church may sponsor missionaries to go to other countries you are not comfortable going to. They promise to help the poor and preach the Gospel, do good works, maybe build a school or church, with love and action. I am quite sure that you did not shame them for doing this just because they aren’t doing it your way. This is what the Modern Prolife Leaders do, shame and disparage those who will get dirty in the mire of unregulated unborn baby killing to save even just one life.
Peter, Paul and the Early Church in the Book of Acts proves that we are a Church in motion, continuing in the Way, not wavering, even though we may suffer. Christ made the way, Christians are called to “Arise, and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do,” [Acts 9:6].
The Early Church in other cities needed help, “Come over to Macedonia and help us,” [Acts 16:9]. Isn’t this what the sidewalk is always crying out for, making a Macedonian call to other believers who will help with the poor in spirit and those led to the slaughter [Prov 24:11]? The vision was given to the Apostle Paul, and he ‘sought to go…..concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the Gospel to them,” [Acts 16:10]. Many people in the Modern Prolife Movement have heard the voice of God, grieving Him with their apathetic inaction because they were shamed by prideful Prolife Leaders, calling them potential ‘criminals’.
Nearly every single thing the Early Church did was against the law. The Apostles endured many beatings and much jail time to do what God told them to do. It was not a dirge to suffer, rather “rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ,” [Acts 5:41-42]. Lawbreakers! Even in modern rescues, brave men and women know that arrest and jail may happen, they are prepared spiritually and mentally, knowing that the unborn babies who may have died that day were saved.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,” [James 1:2].
However, the Early Church had their share of people who stood back in inaction while others dared all, “Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly,” [Acts 5:13]. The Prolife Leaders of today do exactly that, watching others in action while they collect admiration and followers and donations. Their disdain for action is remarkable.
As Christians, we are to obey the law of the land except when it violates the Word of God. Inaction equals action? The Book of Acts alone should show the reader that it is a literal book of action, with love and the Gospel, “We ought to obey God rather than man,” [Acts 5:29].
In conclusion, this ‘New Prolife Movement is not of God. These rescue mockers use their pride and vanity to do what they do, with inaction. There are so many crimes against the unborn they are responsible for, too many to list here. God is grieved, He is insulted by this hypocrisy and heresy.
So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard,” [Acts 4:18-20].
Arise, and go! Read the Book of Acts and get ready!