About Abolish Human Abortion
When great evils arise in the course of human history and become legally sanctioned, socially normalized, and morally justified, the Spirit of God working within his Body and Bride will move people to stand up and speak out against them.
In the nineteenth century, abolitionists embarked on a moral crusade to end human slavery. In order to sow the seed of abolition, they initiated an aggressive propaganda campaign designed to agitate the public, create an urgency for moral discussion, and recruit people to their cause.
They believed slavery was the evil of their age, and their intention was to put it on trial.
The centerpiece of their approach was the printed word. They widely distributed their literature, hung abolitionist posters, held meetings, and hosted debates. They were intent on awakening the apathetic, arousing the disinterested, and informing the ignorant. They “scattered tracts like raindrops, over the land.” They knew that their fellow human beings were created in the image of Almighty God, the ruthless desecration of that image was a great national sin, and the Gospel of Jesus, born into human flesh, dead on a cross, risen from the dead, was the answer.
They were in earnest to end slavery. We are in earnest to end abortion.
Following in the footsteps of former abolitionist movements, we aim to end one of the greatest human miseries and moral evils to ever be entrenched in our world. To this end we seek to encourage informed, rigorous, and consistent thought and action in response to the rampant occurrence of abortion within our community. We seek to instigate discussion centered on whether or not the legally sanctioned system of human abortion-on-demand is just (and we think it is not…), to inspire pro-life individuals to become more assertive and actively involved in the adherence to and expression of a way of life that is truly in favor of life.
Bringing about a Clash of Absolutes
Abolitionists embrace a certain bold posture in the face of evil and utterly reject the widely accepted, largely ignored, or complacently permitted injustices that most people choose to ignore. Abolitionists make a point of bringing darkness out into the light of day, or rather, of shining light in the darkness that is already there.
We seek to contrast two visions of reality and morality and demonstrate how one vision, the Christian view, centered on God, leads to the Humane and dignified treatment of human beings, while the other view, centered on man, leads to the inhumane and undignified treatment of human beings.
We strive to provoke a clash of absolutes between the Gospel of Christ and the worldly wisdom of man. The goal of all abolitionist movements is the redemption of man from the dominion of man. At the root of all abolitionist movements you will find the presence and power of two interrelated propositions. The first is that human beings are created in the image of God and created to reflect that image. The second is that the Creator Himself became a man in order to rescue mankind from self-destruction, death, and eternal separation from God, from himself, and from his own kind.
As abolitionists, we are gospel centered. This is a gospel driven movement. We are committed to an unfettered, untainted, uncompromising adherence to the Good news that Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth and stepped down into space-time-history to redeem a lost, wandering, and wicked people from sin, certain death, and eternal separation from God. We are abolitionists because we have been adopted by God. Our work is biblically mandated and sovereignly ordained. We are called to be salt and light in a darkened, and defiled world; we are commanded to care for the fatherless and bring justice to the oppressed and preyed-upon. We have been exhorted to expose deeds of darkness, and destroy all speculations raised up against the knowledge of God. We are exhorted to rescue the weak from death, snatch the falling from flames, and hold back the stumbling from the slaughter.
What drives abolitionism is a desire to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). We seek to bring justice to the fatherless and help to the helpless (Isaiah 1: 16-17). Our desire is to consistently practice what the New Testament calls pure and undefiled religion: to look after the orphaned and widows in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unspotted by the world (James 1:27).
"Keep the Main thing the Main thing"
Some in the Christian community at large tell us we need to "keep the main thing the main thing" and "not focus on a particular "cause". But, let us lay out the scriptural foundation for why abortion should be a work of the Church.
The "Great Commission" of Matthew 28 and the biblical case for abolition.
When Christians think of the "Great Commission", they usually think of preaching the gospel or "witnessing" and don't usually associate the follow-up or the other half of the commission. Let's analyze Matthew 28:
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The "Go" part is well known and is directed to us to go and what???? TEACH all nations what????? Verse 20 - "ALL things whatsoever I have commanded you". We are to make the converts to Christ DISCIPLES of Christ, meaning a disciplined person who is trained up in and executes on that which the master commanded. What did He command as relates to abolition?
If the Church were obeying the commands of Christ regarding abortion, then there would be no "Abolitionists", since being Christian would be synonomous with abolitionist, and the work of human abortion abolition would be forcefully carried out by the church as a whole.
Until then, it is necessary to identify ourselves as abolitionists so as to organize and distinguish ourselves in this very important work of Christ's.