“You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord (Jer. 1:7-8 NIV). We must be bold and declare the word of God. We must tell them that, once you decide to take the life of an innocent child from the womb of a mother, you have committed murder. I’m preaching the word of God. The word of God says an unborn child is a living human being inside the mother’s womb, and it’s wrong to commit abortion.
God wants us all to share the gospel with unbelievers as well as believers about the healing power of God, about His plan, His forgiveness, authority, and love. Christians have an incredible opportunity to rescue mothers and babies from abortion. We can save lives through the word of God. God has given us His word and we must speak out.
Babies are people. When we are talking about abortion, it’s not just about the woman or the mother’s body. A baby has its own tissue, heartbeat, blood type, it has its own individual DNA. An unborn baby is a separate human being. Abortion is not a godly thing according to scripture. It’s outlawed in scripture.
Sometimes we shy away from our duty, but our light is to be seen. There is no place for private Christianity. The Christian is to be thrown into society where there will be persecution and rejection, but God has made us salt and light. When you are placed in that kind of environment, your presence makes a change.
The idea of keeping your Christian faith private is totally unscriptural. Do you know why unbelievers want us to keep our faith private? Because they are scared of our influence and our potential to change society once we arise and get on the move. They are frightened so they want to pass laws and restrict us and protect themselves from our influence as believers.
We need to speak out and tell the world that abortion is not a godly thing according to scripture.
The Christian life is not to be lived inside the church. Your life is to be lived in a society that is decaying, degenerating, full of darkness, evil, wickedness and sin. We are made for ministry, and we are agents of change. We can change society’s mind about abortion through the word of God. “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jer. 1: 9-10).
We are made to influence society which is in opposition to almighty God. As soon as you leave the doors of the church, your opportunity begins. It begins where you are rejected, disliked, and criticised. How much food can you season if you keep the salt in its container? Not any. The nations we live in are degenerating orally in every area. It’s not God’s fault. The main reason for this is that too many of God’s people have the misconception of who we are. What’s our nature? We are salt and light, and we are therefore, to effect change.
Our goals in life as believers are totally different from people in the world. You must know that we are called out, set apart and separated for a special purpose and special use and that is for God’s use. We are His Personal representatives in the world. “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20). As much as God wants us to have intimate relationship with Him, the main reason why He wants us to live here is to glorify God. And to glorify Him means to show forth all His excellence. And I don’t think Christians who are not standing up for the gospel do much to glorify God.
This is the word of God. Unborn babies are fearfully and wonderfully made and they must be protected. Christians must not vote for politicians who support abortion. If you do, you are assisting murder. That’s the way God looks at it. God loves you. I’m not saying that He doesn’t love you, but I’m saying what the bible says and anybody who is of a different opinion doesn’t value what the bible says.
What believers need to do is to lovingly speak the truth about abortion and to declare to those who have made this choice in the past that there’s forgiveness. We are to tell people who are about to make this choice that God wants us to choose life. We can also support pregnancy care centres so people have somewhere to go for hope and help and to know that there’s a blessing in protecting unborn babies.
One of the things you can do is to listen to the following audio messages from our Digging Deep series on this topic:
The Lord has laid on my heart to help start and support pregnancy centers in Africa, which will save the lives of babies over the coming years. We thank God! Prayerfully think about supporting this God given vision of CIAM.
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If we as believers don’t stand for what the Bible says about life in the womb, we are involuntarily empowering the unbelievers to establish policies that will affect us and future generations.