“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8
Standing for Life
During a radio interview on a secular station in the US regarding my book “Shooting Back”, I mentioned that a gun-free zone is the second most dangerous place on earth. The question from the interviewer was obviously, “What is the most dangerous?”
“The mother’s womb!” I answered.
Christians have historically taken a strong stand against unBiblical socio-political sins like infanticide, child labor, slavery, etc.
Today though, modern, watered-down discipleship appears to exclude anything that might get our hands dirty or, even worse, expect us to put our lives on the line for the sake of righteousness and truth.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:10
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” -Ephesians 5:11
appear to call us to a greater, more intense, radical kind of faith and lifestyle than only merely going to our local church on Sunday.
We can argue about all sorts of theological issues and debate until we are blue in the face, but all Christians should believe that life is precious because we are made in the image of God, our Creator.
Many of us are involved with mothers’ homes, orphanages, life counseling centers, adoption ministries and many more, which are critical outreaches that make a great
difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide. But how about us also getting involved with actually trying to change the laws?
We often find that the greatest agents of oppression in the world are secular humanist and authoritarian governments. Wouldn’t it be an effective way of liberating the oppressed by influencing those governments to pass laws that can protect, rather than exploit, people? Government policies can play a role in protecting unborn babies, who are murdered by abortion.
This is why I’ll be taking part in the International Life Chain Sunday outreach. It is a solemn time of prayer, and Gospel opportunities abound with tract distribution. It is also a positive and practical way to stand up for the sanctity of life and speak up for the right to life of pre-born babies.
Life Chains have been held every year since 1987 in the USA and 1992 in South Africa.
Sunday, 2 October, is International Life Chain Sunday. In 2010, Christians in over 1700 locations worldwide held Life Chains.
This year, if you are near Cape Town, come and join us at the main entrance to the Waterfront in Buitengracht Street, on Sunday 2 October at 2:00pm. (Durban and East London are also hosting.)
US friends can find locations at: http://lifechain.net/
While we are on the topic of saving lives…we desperately need used medical x-ray machines (for bones and babies) for the clinic that Bishop Lamba Lamba in the Congo (Central Africa) will be opening.
If you have any idea of where such machines can be found or are able to donate such equipment, we’d love to hear from you.
Your fellow laborer,