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Interceding For The End of Abortion

Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.  Since that time, literally millions of babies have been slaughtered in the womb.  While people want to argue about which lives matter, babies everyday are being killed for the simple reason that they exist.  The untold slaughter of the unborn in the United States and around the world is a stench to a holy God who cannot tolerate such evil.  We see the effects of Romans 1 in the United States and abortion is a fruit of this.

How can one make an impact for the Lord against abortion?  I could talk on about voting pro-life and I do and I believe all true disciples must.  How can one vote for a pro-murder politician is beyond me.  I could talk on about the need for true disciples of Jesus to run for political office to make an impact for the pro-life cause.  I could talk about the need for Christians to go to your local murder mills to protest and to preach and to plead with women and men not to kill their babies.  I could talk about the need for the churches to stop being silent about abortion.  Preach on abortion, talk about the need to end abortion, pray for sinners to repent and believe the gospel and turn from their wicked sins.

For all of us, I point to the biblical truth of praying for the end of abortion.  I do pray that we would pray, plead, preach, and protest but above all pray!  Pray for the Lord to end abortion.   Pray for Him to save the staff and “doctors” involved in murdering unborn babies.  Pray for pro-life groups to be strong, to preach the gospel, to help women who have become pregnant to see that murder should not be an option.  Pray for the Lord to raise up preachers of the gospel who will preach against abortion and turn women (and men) from the murdering of babies.

1 Timothy 2:1-7 is my bases for all this:

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

We are winning the war over the pro-murder groups.  The pro-life movement in the United States is strong.  Granted, the federal government (especially under the pro-murder Democrats) has provided billions of dollars toward pro-murdering groups but the Lord is on our side.  The Lord is for life.  He created us in His image (Genesis 1:26-27) and we seek to murder babies who likewise are created in His image.   The pro-life movement must preach the gospel realizing that the hope for those involved in murdering babies is that Jesus saves from sin (Luke 19:10).  So many in the pro-life movement go and protest with an eye on earning merit from God (Isaiah 64:6).  I remind you again that our “works of righteousness” do not save (Titus 3:5-7).  We must preach the gospel that Jesus saves sinners and we are chief (1 Timothy 1:15).

For now, let us pray earnestly for the Lord to end abortion.  I do pray we preach, plead, and protest but oh that we would pray for sinners to be saved (Romans 10:1), that the Lord would raise up laborers for His harvest fields (Matthew 9:37-38) and that we would pray for the end to abortion.

Oh Lord grant this for Your glory!  In Jesus’ name!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

08/22/2015 at 5:16 PM

Here Is An Example of A God-Hater (Romans 3:10-18)

Here is a video from brother Tony Miano preaching outside of an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon.  A guy walks up and attempts to “preach” to Tony and shows his hatred for God (Whom he claims does not exist).  This video resembles so many people today who love their sins, love the gods they have created whether their minds or some other false god.  This is why we must preach the true gospel of repentance (Acts 2:38-39; 3:19-20; 17:30-31).  The gospel can turn God-haters into God-worshipers.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

04/07/2013 at 11:09 AM

Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul

I want to point out that Dr. R.C. Sproul’s excellent book, Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue, is free from Amazon.com currently.  I encourage you to get this book for your Kindle and allow Dr. Sproul to build a strong case from Scripture not only about life and it being precious to God but also why abortion is sinful and wrong.

You can find the book here.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

01/20/2013 at 12:15 PM

Pray for the End of Abortion

Today is the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  It also is 40th anniversary this week of the infamous Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal here in the United States.  Since that time countless millions of babies have been slaughtered in their own mother’s womb.  Nearly all of these murdered children were done so out of the greed and sin of their own mothers and the greed and sin of an industry that makes millions of dollars off their killing facilities.

What we are seeing in our nation is a shirt toward pro-life.  No doubt the language of pro-life simply is refreshing as compared to pro-choice.  Pro-choice sounds vicious.  It sounds as if you are pro-murder (which you are).  Pro-life sounds happy, appealing, and sounds like the heart of God because it is.  Life is precious to God since He created life (Genesis 1:26-28) and God called human life “very good” (Genesis 1:31).

Yet the fight to end abortion must go forth.  We must not be happy with research showing more people are today pro-life than ever before for the research also shows that most people still believe abortion should be legalized and allowed.  Americans are highly individual and believe that each person should be allowed to do what they like so long as they are not hurting another person.  Yet in this case, the mother is murdering her unborn human being child.  How is that not harming another person?  Abortion rights activist like to try to make an unborn baby not a human.  They deny that a baby in the womb has any rights and should be treated as property of the mother until she has the baby.  Ironically, in the United States a person can be charged with double murder if they murder a woman who is also pregnant.  So on the one hand the courts see a baby as not a child when it comes to abortion but a child when it comes to murdering of the pregnant woman.

What the Church needs to do is to continue to preach against our human narcissism.  We all want our flesh fulfilled.  This leads to all kinds of sins and all kinds of divine laws being broken.  After all, it was desire that gives birth to sin in the first place (Genesis 3:6; James 1:12-15).  Women want to have sex and they want to have sex without constraints of any kinds especially an “unwanted” pregnancy.  Our culture is bent on self-pleasure while ignoring the effects of our choices.  God designed sex to be between one man and one woman in marriage (Hebrews 13:4).  Marriage is the proper place for sex and for pro-creation (Genesis 1:28).  In marriage and in marriage alone does a man and woman feel the weight of sin at our nakedness come off (Genesis 2:25).  Not so with sex outside of marriage which often carries pleasure but much guilt.  Pornography does not satisfy as marriage does since pornography is an illusion to the real thing that God intended in marriage.  The Church needs to preach and practice biblical marriages (Ephesians 5:22-33).  Marriage, in a biblical context with Jesus as Lord, is wonderful!  I know first hand from that fact!

Lastly, the Church must continue to preach salvation through Christ.  Only when men and women are born again do they seek holiness and to live godly lives in this present evil age (Titus 2:11-14).  The message of salvation is what will turn our nation (John 3:3).  Salvation is the greatest work of the Church (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21).  Our passion should be to preach salvation to every person praying for the Spirit to open their eyes to their sinfulness and then (and only then) we will see a radical transformation in our culture.  The United States is a culture of death.  We can only change that through preaching the gospel.  The end of abortion will not occur simply because we elect a pro-life President or a pro-life Congress but it must happen with the preaching of the gospel that sets sinners free.  This will see abortion doctors and abortion nurses and abortion advocates and women who have experienced abortions turning away from their sins to the forgiveness that only comes in Christ Jesus (Acts 13:38-39).  There is hope that our God will move in power and turn our nation from sin toward the truth of Christ.

Let us pray that abortion will end and that God will be glorified through the protection of all human life.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

01/20/2013 at 10:18 AM

And We Wonder Why This Happens?

The United States is a wicked nation.  It is a nation of depraved people.  The vast majority of Americans need the gospel and the Church is sleeping in the light while the world is perishing in the dark.  What we need is a mighty move of God.  We need a radical transformation in our culture that can only come through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What amazes me is that many people wonder about the murdering in the United States.  Many blame guns or this or that.  The bottom line is that our nations is sowing these seeds with our sinning.  Our movies are full of corruption and violence.  Our television programs are full of corruption and violence.  Many of our songs (especially hard-core rap music) is full of corruption and violence.  And then we wonder why people are corrupt and violent?  The answer is not because of morality.  The answer is that what a man sows, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).  Sow violence, reap violence.  Sow immorality, reap immorality.  Sow wickedness, reap wickedness.  People want to cast blame on everything and everyone but the truth is that the blame for our murdering, our abortions, our rampages, our filthy tongues, is us!  We have sown to our flesh and this is what we get when we abandon God (Romans 1:18-32; 2 Timothy 3:1-5).

The Church must turn this tide.  She can do this in the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16-17).  The answer for our nation is not found in politicians or endless debating over this right or that right.  It is found in the truth that always sets free, always transforms: the gospel (2 Corinthians 5:17).  The gospel will end violence.  The gospel will end abortion.  The gospel will end rape.  The gospel will end adultery.  The gospel will end homosexuality.  The gospel will end wickedness.  The gospel will usher in the power and presence of a holy God.  The gospel will produce safe cities and towns.  The gospel alone!

Call me simple-minded but I honestly believe that the answer for our ills is the gospel.  Sinners need the gospel.  They don’t need more hyped up churches low on doctrine, low on repentance, low on holiness, low on prayer.  They need houses of God where He is coming in power to sanctify His people (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).  The gospel doesn’t save us in our in sins but from our sins (Matthew 1:21; 26:28).  Whom the Lord saves, He sanctifies (Acts 15:9).  Jesus brings a complete new life to us when He saves us (John 3:1-7).  Jesus changes our minds, our hearts, our love, our desires, our passions, our zeal, our goals, our marriages, our raising of our children, our world-views.  Jesus completely sets us free from sin (John 8:31-38).  Jesus completely forgives and He gives us the power to overcome sin by His grace (1 John 2:1).  Jesus delivers!

That message, the message of Jesus, is what we need in our nation right now.  I urge you to pray for souls to be saved by the millions in the United States (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  I urge you to pray for our leaders to repent even openly of our national sins.  I urge you to pray for this nation of wickedness, this nation that has sown seeds of sin, to repent (Acts 3:19-20).  I urge you to do all you can for the kingdom of Christ to come.  Pray.  Give.  Fast.  Worship.  Evangelize.  This will change our nation.  One person at a time (Matthew 28:19).  The Church doesn’t need to stand up or down on gun rights or other political issues.  She needs to pray and allow the Holy Spirit to move us in the streets with the gospel (Acts 1:8).  The Church needs to fall on our faces, repent of being friends with the world (James 4:4) and start changing our nation with the power of the Holy Spirit.  Times are dark but it is not too late for the light and truth of Jesus Christ to shine and set captives free.  He can do it by His power as we preach Him!

If we don’t do this, if we don’t preach the gospel, murder, rape, etc. will continue and will only get worse!  The answer is the gospel (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/17/2012 at 4:50 PM

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