We are convinced that all churches should have a pro-life ministry because…
1. Pro-Life Ministry is Mercy Ministry.
There are many churches in our nation that rightfully promote reaching out to the poor, adopting orphans, opening homes to foster children, teaching English to refugees, picking up trash in the community, and so on.
Truly these are beautiful things in the sight of God, but what about the millions of children that are being slaughtered every year? Will the church not only reach out to the fatherless and oppressed outside the womb, but also to those whose fathers are promoting their death while they are still in the womb? Let us be merciful to all people, born and unborn.
2. Pro-Life Ministry is Loving Our Unborn Neighbors.
Luke 6:31 tells us, “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” If we were defenseless, helpless, unable to speak for ourselves, we would want others to rescue us, speak up for us, and defend our rights.
Therefore, when we put ourselves in the place of the unborn, we know that we would hope others would defend us. Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
3. Pro-Life Ministry Manifests God’s Heart for the Fatherless.
Psalm 68:5 says that God is “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows.” Christians, who are being transformed into the image of Christ live out His heart when they care for orphans. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction” (James 1:27). As God cares for the fatherless, so we as His children care for them too.
Our concern for the orphans is a tangible manifestation of God’s love that has been poured out into our hearts. Tragically, the children dying through abortion are not orphans because their parents have died, they are orphans because their parents are paying someone to kill them. They must be defended.
4. The Bible Commands Us to Rescue Those Being Carried Away to Death.
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?” (Proverbs 24:11-12) and “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3-4).
5. God Calls Us to Hate and Expose That Which is Evil.
Passivity and tolerance are cultural values, not biblical values. Instead, the Bible says, “O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10), “Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9), “The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil” (Proverbs 8:13).
Therefore, we are to “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). The Lord calls us as Christians not to remain neutral on issues that His Word addresses, but instead to hate what He hates and love what He loves. An expression of our love for God’s image bearers, specifically unborn children, is to hate and expose that which threatens their lives, namely abortion.
“You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”