Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Action for the Unborn

Psalm 68:5
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows, is God in his holy habitation.

I've been thinking recently a lot about the abortion issue. I think there's a need for evangelicals to do two major things;

a. Speak out on this issue (hardly ever mentioned in the churches I've been a part of. Don't think I've ever mentioned it from the pulpit or in personal ministry either).

b. Provide positive care for women in difficult situations who are tempted to abort, or being pressured to, or likely to. We can't just say the negative, we should help provide alternatives.

I really admire what John Piper's church do. As well as preaching passionately, they actively encourage and facilitate adoption so as to help give women a real alternative to abortion.

I think we need evangelical adoption agencies (I'm sure there are some already out there? We should support them too). However, there are a number of problems with the state of play legally with regard to adoption, especially over the issue of homosexuality, making it difficult for evangelicals to be involved and remain within the bounds of both the law of the land and the law of Christ. This gives rise to another action point;

c. Work to change current UK adoption legislation and procedure.


Neil Jeffers said...

How timely.

I'm preaching on sanctity of life this Sunday morning. Abortion and euthanasia are likely to be my two biggest topics.


Pete said...

Will you be blogging any of the fruit of your labour? I for one would be interested.

Neil Jeffers said...