Laity Persuading Their Clergy

   URGING LAITY TO PERSUADE THEIR CLERGY

                                   (In a Manner Pleasing To Christ)

 Pro-Life Principles for Laity to Present

        1. The abortion holocaust in (Any Town): Is the killing of local Preborns of substantial importance to us and our church community?
    1. How valuable are local rejected children? Are they as valuable as the children in our church nursery? If they are, are we betraying them?
  1. Church/pastoral priorities and Christ’s story of the Good Samaritan: What if abortion law were extended to include 2-year-olds, like unto Herod’s decree? Would we defend them? If so, should we defend the Preborns?
  1. Reliance on support for our local women’s resource (pregnancy) center: Support for the center is purposeful, but a very small percentage of abortion-minded women ever enter a church-sanctioned women’s resource center.
  1. The church’s role in government: John Wycliffe wrote into the preface of the first English language Bible: “The Bible is intended for the government of the People, by the People, and for the People.” Job 9:24 reminds us: “When a land has been given into the hands of the wicked, God blindfolds its judges.” (why separation of church and state, for Bob to add here)
  1. Abortive Birth Controls: They almost assuredly kill more (and probably far more) children than do surgical abortions. See “The Arithmetic of Abortifacient Birth Controls” attached. The U.S. Supreme Court wrote in 1992: “…contraception and abortion are of the same mentality.” Is not the spirit of child aversion rampant within the church today?
  1. Offending man vs. offending God: If we, local pulpits and congregations, evade the risk of offending others through our silence and inaction toward local abortion forces, will we not offend God and accumulate mounting blood guilt?
  1. Pro-life vs. evangelism: Is not love for the rejected Preborn and love for the unsaved of the same divine source? Do not evangelism and pro-life complement and reinforce each other? Are not we the church called to uphold both the Great Commission and “pure and undefiled religion” (the meeting or urgent needs)?
  1. Regaining the church’s integrity: (The world is observing and assessing us. The Nazi holocaust led to a substantial increase in atheism among Jews. Must not Christians multitask? Jeremiah 5:28 warns us: “They do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it.” Is not church hypocrisy corrupting our culture? Consider David Ben-Gurion’s quote: “What have you done to us, you freedom-loving peoples, guardians of justice, defenders of the high principles of democracy and of the brotherhood of man? What have you allowed to be perpetrated against a defenseless people while you stood aside and let it bleed to death, without offering help or succor, without calling on the fiends to stop, in the language of retribution which alone they would understand? Why do you profane our pain and wrath with empty expressions of sympathy, which ring like a mockery in the ears of millions of the damned in the torture house of Nazi Europe?”)
  1. Limitations of lay pro-life leaders vs. pastoral pulpit control (its freedom, opportunities, and pastoral giftings): “The pew cannot do what the pulpit is supposed to do,” wrote Afro-American Baptist pastor Clenard Childress in No Shepherds Cry. “To End the American Holocaust: The Leadership Only Pastors Can Provide” pleads for pastors to provide resolute pro-life leadership.
  1. Why God instituted marriage: Chiefly for procreation free of fornication. To “fill the earth” with worshippers (whom the church is obligated to defend).
  1. Why Many Pastors Evade Abortion and Pro-life Activism: Eighteen reasons are attached.
  1. Being firmly pro-life (or strongly opposed to abortion): Does not in and of itself save preborn lives. We must (actively) protect and defend the rejected children who, otherwise, will be “led away to slaughter” (Proverbs 24:11-12).
  1. All aborted babies go to Heaven: So do all babies who starve to death or are otherwise abused unto death. Are we not the children’s foremost cause for hope?
  1. Desire for a “triumphant church” that the “gates of Hades cannot prevail against”: How triumphant is the church of (Any Town)? How successful are the gates of Hades in our church community? What are the most powerful gates? What is our church duty?
  1. Christian callings and pro-life duty: What percentage of Christians are called to love and befriend their neighbor in urgent need? Or to minister Christ to the unsaved? Or to pray and to live lives of humility and of service to others? Are not we all called to multiple church duties?
  1. Reliance on prayer: Prayer is imminently purpose, but did God ask us to pray for our starving neighbor or to feed him? Do not prayer and good works form the partnership that God desires?
  1. Compromising pro-life for last-days theology: Are we not commanded “to occupy” until our Savior returns? If conditions are to grow “worse and worse” in the last days, we must not contribute to the decay through our own retreat from duty and lack of servanthood.
  1. Applying 2 Chronicles 7:14: Should/Will we do more than quote this prophetic verse? Should/will we apply it to our lives and activate our faith?

 

 

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