Pastors Guide to Preaching & Teaching Abortion Exceptions

This is a Pastors Guide to teaching and preaching about abortion in the pulpit, the media and social media utilizing the Bible as the guide to all matters. Any Pastor that relies on a person’s opinion rather than the entirety of Scripture needs to hand in his/her ordination. That being said, understanding the Pastoral Letters [1&2 Timothy, Titus] should make the Pastor [and staff] completely understand why there is no room for ‘opinion’ or ‘exceptions’ to scripture.

Just as any Minister, I am ordained by a ministry/church that I trusted and loved. Imagine my surprise and heartbreak to know that a lead Pastor and some Associate Pastors believe that abortion is ever reasonable. I would not have believed it myself until I heard it with my own ears in the pulpit during a worldwide church service, which set on the ears of perhaps MILLIONS. 

This Pastor said, “Abortion is MURDER!” and followed up with “except to save the life of the mother.” I was devastated, disappointed and MAD. How dare he say he is prolife when it is quite apparent that he is pro-abortion? By saying this, he opened the door wide to many accepting abortion rather than against it. Any exception to any rule leads people in the direction of the exception. And lest we forget, exceptions make that person and Pastor AS God, rather than letting God BE God. 

The Church should be the child’s champion, not executioner.

I go to the Word of God, just as any Minister or Child of God should do. The reason why the Church is an absolute mess is because of ‘exceptions’ to the Word of God, the rule of Scripture. And by that I mean accepting homosexuality and abortion knowing full well the Bible teaching against sexual sin and murder. 

Nope, this ain’t rocket science…just Bible. All of it. NOT deviating from it. THAT is why I am a Minister, protecting what is pure and good and perfect.

1Timothy 6:3-5 says: 

v3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,
v4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,
v5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

  • Verse 3 is quite clear about teaching ‘otherwise’, exceptions, straying from the truth for any reason.
  • Verse 4 indicates that pride protects the sin & sinner with acceptance which causes confusion.
  • Verse 5 makes it quite clear that if there is no resolution with this Pastor, turn away. Find yourself another Church/Pastor that agrees and teaches the entire Word of God without exception.

The Pastoral Letters were written to Pastors for a reason. There were problems with many Churches in the beginning of the Church Age because many went back to or mingled with what was not of God. These things were addressed in the New Testament because the purity of the Gospel was being perverted even at such an early time. Obviously, this has not changed much with ‘churches’ popping up everywhere calling themselves ‘accepting’ without properly evangelizing the lost.

Straying from any biblical truth is dangerous and prideful, even if without proper teaching, “…although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief,” [1Tim 1:13]. Of course we want to let the Pastor/Church know that even in ignorance, the scriptures should always be searched diligently to have the correct answer to any question. But not all Pastors/Churches wish to acknowledge their lack of biblical wisdom, but rather keep their opinion because of their pride. It is quite clear that this Pastor that I’ve spoken of is protecting the sin of abortion because of an abortion he has intimate knowledge of. No one can be that vehement of something without being privy to it. 

And finally, 1Timothy 3:5 says, “…for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?” As I mentioned above, this Pastor, and a plethora of others, lean on exceptions to protect the sin and sinner. And if they find that to be acceptable in their own house, how can the ever lead a congregation of people who trust him/her?  

To summarize the sin of abortion exception and acceptance, Pastors should remember that a child martyred for the mother’s life – or anyone else – still goes through a heinous death of their skull being crushed, arms and legs being torn off, and their tiny, beating heart left to stop beating on a cold stainless steel table…and their final resting place in an incinerator or being dumped in a landfill. 

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Top 5 Reason Prolifers Lose Prolife Facebook Friends

We are all guilty of friending people on Facebook that we do not personally know…but the Christian ‘prolife’ friends we really do know that defriend us for our prolife ministry posts? SERIOUSLY?

Dear Christian Pastor, Pastor’s Wife, Pseudo Christian: ABORTION KILLS UNBORN CHILDREN. Yes, it offends me, too. Remember the Cross offends the weak in spirit…so my dear offended Christian, what is your excuse for not protecting unborn children?

1. Graphic Abortion Images are Offensive. Yep, they offend me too. But they show the TRUTH of what actually happens. Not acknowledging that is OFFENSIVE to babies that won’t even get a proper burial. Stop dismissing the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Not Called to Prolife Ministry. Do you really think you are not CALLED to protect and advocate for the unborn? STOP LYING. It’s ugly: “
Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy,” [Prov 31:8-9]
3. Abortion Isn’t in the Bible. Every word in the Bible points to a PROLIFE Jesus. Not one time did He advocate murder: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” [Matthew 22:39]
4. Too Busy, I Have a Life. I also live my life – LOVE my life – because I am PROLIFE. You’ll see photos of my grands, my husband, my friends, my LIFE…I have a pretty AWESOME life because I am PROLIFE.
5. Abortion May Offend my Church. Even in your denial or apathy, literally THOUSANDS of unborn children will DIE TODAY. Churches today completely ignore the unborn to soothe the sinner. As a post abortive mother, I am offended that Churches choose to ignore the millions of moms who have lost their children to abortion. WE NEED JESUS.

BONUS POINT: The photos below show what happens to unborn children after their appointment at the abortion pit.

 

In search of true Prolife Churches & Ministries

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.

“NOW we’re Prolife.”

That was a statement from a man that has been a born-again Christian and has gone to the same church for the last 30 years. What he really said is “NOW we’re prolife even though we’ve been Christians forever and long time members of our Church.” How did the issues of Life and abortion not cross your mind until now, I wanted to ask.

Dumbfounded, nearly speechless, I listened to the rest of his story. 

He said that he became Prolife because of his daughter. She was ill with Cystic Fibrosis and became pregnant. Of course the doctor told her that she could die if she carries the baby to term. She went to her parents and told them that she was going to have her baby anyway. But her parents were scared to death that they would lose their daughter.

Being in the middle of whose life was more important; they thought that abortion would be a way to keep their daughter from dying prematurely.

She had her baby and three years later she died; her precious son is now being raised by his grandparents. Of course now they know what the right answer was but the life issue is this: His church did NOT do its job to preach and teach against abortion. There would have never been any question of what to do if his church had preached a LIFE message on a regular basis…most churches do not or will not preach a LIFE message because they fear it will offend.

Most churches, large and small, do not know that about 43% of ALL women 45 years old and under are Post Abortive. These women and MEN are sitting in their church and no one is ministering to them or preaching about LIFE and forgiveness.

Most of these non-denominational and denominational churches are way too busy being relevant with the world instead of what Christians are called to do, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” What is more ‘unclean’ that the slaughter of unborn children?