Praying outside abortion clinics continues to be a spiritual battle on the front line between good and evil.
The idea of taking the life of an innocent human being under the guise of compassion, choice or 'reproductive rights' could only have been devised by Satan himself. Let us pray that many lives are saved by the courage and witness of those willing to build a growing awareness of the humanity of the unborn child.
40 days for life London
Day 5 - October 2
May the truth of the final judgment shape our thoughts, priorities, and choices here on earth.
The King will answer and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."
-- Matthew 25:31-46
Caring for others is not optional.
Jesus' picture of the final judgment concludes with this sobering word: the wicked, who failed to care for others in their various needs (e.g., the hungry, the thirsty, the aliens, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned) will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous who did seek to meet those needs will end up with him, enjoying eternal life.
We know that this was no parable! Jesus has given us fair warning! Everything in God's Word points to the truth that compassionate concern and practical care for all people, especially for the poor, the destitute, the weak and needy is required of us, if indeed we hope to escape the punishment of the fire of hell.
And who are the poor and needy, if not helpless, unborn babies, as well as the aged and infirm at the other end of life? Surely the "least of these" embraces not only those at both ends of the continuum of life, but all others in between. Just how we, as Christ's true followers, respond to his admonition "inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me" will determine whether we enjoy eternal bliss in his presence or the bleak and dreadful reality of eternal punishment in hell. Nothing in God's Word could be clearer!
Gracious and merciful Father, we gladly embrace your Word that counsels us to care for the least of your children, and we renew our dedication to defending the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society's selfish lack of concern. Free us from our own failures and sins so that we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Ben Sheldon
President Emeritus, Presbyterians Pro-Life
Quote of the day:
"But life has to begin somewhere. We don't go from 'nothing' to adulthood.
Denying the fact that life begins the moment a female egg is fertilized is sheer lunacy - or, worse, intentionally misleading. It is simply a matter of choice that millions of Americans have decided to believe that life only begins when they say it does - at the moment of birth, or in the second trimester of pregnancy, or some other arbitrary guideline.
It begins when it begins - at the moment a human being is biologically 'under construction.'"
"It is patently arrogant that we, as adults, get to decide for the most vulnerable of our society - our unborn children, who cannot speak for themselves - who lives and who dies. Or, if you prefer, who gets to experience further 'development' and who doesn't.
If we intentionally end any stage of a human life in development, we are committing an act of murder, as it has been defined by our society from its humble beginnings."