It is often difficult for people to understand the biblical witness of the Christians who preach the gospel of life and eternity outside abortuaries. Many have 'problems' with the straight-forwardness of the message. We are dedicated to provide a loving 'Good Samaritan' offer of assistance to the mothers in order to help them obey God's command "You shall not murder". We see that the infant, like the man who was set upon by robbers, beaten & left for dead on the road to Jericho, are the helpless victim. The mothers, sadly, are the robbers of life & limb of their own sons & daughters. However, our desire is to love the moms & their children, in Jesus' Name. We also meet the companions of the aborting women & the abortuary staff. And so, we look to the Word of God as our guide as to how to address the guilty perpetrators of murder. We meet these sinners before, during & after they have slain the infants. the second phase of our missionary time outside the killing place is a call to repent & obey the commandment of God. We do this by using the law, lawfully, that by this the Holy Spirit would convict the abortion-bound of sin, righteousness & the judgment to come. Since we meet many professing Christians we are often presented with innoculated false converts & we have our work cut out for us. Our confidence is not in the sower (us) but in the seed (the law & the gospel), for with God, nothing is impossible. (Please listen to the biblical teaching on evangelism by Ray Comfort called "Hell's Best Kept Secret": http://www.livingwaters.co
I have found the 28th Chapter of Proverbs so full of divine objective truth & holy insight that I wanted to share it with you. Please enjoy the first 17 verses & dear Matthew Henry's commentary of them.
Together for Life & Eternity,
The wicked man flees though no one pursues,
but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,
but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
A rulera who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law resist them.
Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.
Better a poor man whose walk is blameless
than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest
amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law,
even his prayers are detestable.
1He who leads the upright along an evil path
will fall into his own trap,
but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
A rich man may be wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord,
but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment,
but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
A man tormented by the guilt of murder
will be a fugitive till death;
let no one support him.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
28:1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. 2. National sins disturb the public repose. 3. If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. 4. Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. 5. If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. 6. An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. 7. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. 8. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. 9. The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. 10. The success of ungodly men is their own misery. 11. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. 12. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. 13. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. 14. There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. 15. A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. 16. Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. 17. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.