Why should your church adopt a Speak for the Unborn ministry? Below are 6 reasons:
1. The Gospel is Radically Pro-Life
From the opening pages of Scripture, the plight of man after the Fall is framed in the context of death (Gen 2:17; 3:19). Yet Jesus came into the world that those who believe in him may have eternal life (John 10:28). The motivation for pleading for the lives of the unborn is the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ministry is a response to the amazing love and mercy of God. We are pro-life because the gospel is radically pro-life.
2. Pro-Life Ministry is Mercy Ministry
There are many churches in our nation that rightfully promote various modes of social justice. Yet the gravest injustice that America has ever seen is the destruction of millions of God’s image-bearers through the legal procedure of abortion. In addition, many women are left with the guilt of an abortion on their conscience. It is our conviction that God calls his Church to show mercy to the orphan and the widow. Through this gospel ministry, believers manifest God’s heart for the fatherless and the oppressed.
3. The Bible Commands Us to Rescue Those Being Carried Away to Death.
Proverbs 24:11-12 states, “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?” This is a clear command of Scripture, yet many have grown complacent in a culture that normalizes things like abortion. If you are reading this page, you cannot truthfully say, “behold I did not know this.” Though your local church may be doing wonderful (and necessary!) things like donating funds to crisis pregnancy centers, ask yourself, “can we do more?” On the last day, no excuse will suffice for the Church’s silence on the issue of abortion. We want to be those who are both hearers and doers of God’s Word (James 1:22).
4. God Calls Us to Expose That Which is Evil.
Passivity and tolerance are cultural values, but not values set forth in the Bible. Instead, the Bible says, “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 clearly addresses. We want to expose the evil of abortion by holding up the light of God’s Word. We do this because we both love the gospel and we love the lost.
5. We Love the Local Church
Since this ministry is committed to the foundational truth of the gospel, we believe that God is able to advance his kingdom anywhere, even at abortion clinics. In calling people to repentance we are simultaneously calling them to become part of our local church families. Our desire is for local churches to be strengthened and built up through Speak for the Unborn. We talk about our churches reaching our communities, yet those who may be hurting the most are not hearing our voice. We want our churches to be full of women and men who, whether they have had abortions or not, experience the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.