Unpreaching the Gospel: What we do when we are silent on abortion
Awesome piece by Rolley Haggard at BreakPoint. Excerpts:
Moral/spiritual matters are preeminently the domain of the church. Political overtones notwithstanding, abortion is arguably the moral/spiritual issue of our day. If we don’t speak to it, who will?
As heaven’s ambassadors, therefore, it is not only appropriate but obligatory that ministers address abortion. Whatever political overtones may attach to preaching against the sin of abortion, silence is not an option for the church—unless the plan is just to quit preaching against sin altogether. (emphasis added)
In answer to this we might well ask, “seekers of what?” Seekers of a pleasant but shallow church experience, or seekers of the living Christ? Seekers of a mere “form of godliness,” or seekers of “religion that is pure and undefiled”?
Entire article here. Show it to your pastor.
One thing we wish Mr. Haggard had added to his piece, and that is the need for showing abortion photos or videos (e.g., Choice Blues) to people in the church. Christians deserve to know the truth about abortion — what it is, what it does, and what God expects us to do about it. Most Christians who have never seen abortion don’t understand how evil it really is. Nor do they understand their own responsibility to “hold back those staggering toward slaughter (Proverbs 24:11-12).”
Before visiting your pastor, you should read this: Why This? Why Here?. This brochure is designed to answer many questions that Christians leaders (including, perhaps, your pro-life pastor) are confused about. You might also watch a video of how abortion imagery can be appropriately incorporated into a worship service at a large mega-church (with children removed, warning of content given, etc.).
Update: 27 May 2014, 4:45 pm
Got this comment from Roland Haggard:
Thanks, Fletcher, I totally agree we need to show abortion pix to folks in church, but you’re right I didn’t manage to fit it into the above article. I did, however, include it in these two:
- If the Ear Won’t Listen, Tell it to the Eye: The Case for Proliferating Graphic Pictures of Abortion
- Picking Up the Gauntlet: Challenging believers to be pro-life not only in belief, but in action: (even mentioned CBR in this one)
Blessings, my friend
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