Thursday, November 04, 2010

Why praying at abortion clinics or against abortion is not enough ~ because it is not what God has commanded of us

If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die ford his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul ...But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul." Ezekiel 3:18-19; 33:9

It is not enough to pray, we must WARN the sinner with the Law of God & the threat of hell & call them to repent of their sin. Otherwise, their blood & the blood of their babies, are on OUR hands.

Jesus prayed & fasted AND went to the lost. He is our Shepherd & He teaches us, by precept & example, how to fish for men. And, what's more, the Lord accompanies us by His Spirit when we go to the killing place to warn the wicked. Praise His Name!

88% of the aborting women (most of whom are sexually immoral) say they are Christians. Praying outside an abortuary can serve to give them the impression that you are praying FOR THEM IN THEIR sin, which comforts them. There is no where in scripture that mandates that we go to the street corner to pray. (In fact, Jesus commanded us NOT to do that in Matthew 6:5, but I will leave that for another note.)

With so many of the aborting women going to church & persisting in their sin, we are to go to them as prescribed in Matthew 18: 15 “If your brother sins... go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." . First, confronting them one-to-one, we call them to repentance. If they remain in their sin we leave them with a warning. Next we go to the sinner with another brother or sister & again, call them to repent. If they still refuse to repent, then, we bring the sin matter before the church. If the sinner remains impenitent we are to treat them as if they are not a believer, offering them no comfort. In fact in I Corinthians 5:11 Paul admonishes that we are not to associate or even to eat with the wicked one who professes to be a 'Christian'.

When an aborting mom says "I'm a Christian & I know that God will forgive me" we speak this scripture out loud & hand her a slip of paper upon which we have printed Hebrews 10:26-27 "For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment".

We warn the wicked aborting mom & offer her help, by the grace & provision of God. We tell her that she is required to obey God's reasonable commandment "You shall not murder". We love her & her baby & show our love by our prayerful & active intervention. We must be willing to show our compassion by demonstrating our willingness to get down off our high horses (our busy, religious lives) & bend down in the dirt to save the fallen ones. We must not be like the religious who kept their distance & walked by on the other side of the road (or even only praying on the other side of the road). We must not be religious & super-spiritual & refuse to cross the street to physically love the little babies whose lives are hanging by a thread. These dear children are innocent & so very much like the man on the road to Jericho who was attacked by robbers who beat him & left him naked & bleeding to die alone.  While the religious people may have made a mental note to 'pray' for the dying man they saw in the dirt, it was the Samaritan who showed mercy on his poor bleeding neighbor. Jesus has told us to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, saying: "Go & do likewise."

(Read Luke 10:25-37 for the parable of the Good Samaritan.)

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