THE FAILURE OF ABORTION: PART 4
This is the fourth part in Katherine Marple’s series on the Failure of Abortion. Katherine is a Protestant paster based in Ohio, and many of her observations about the church are equally applicable to sections of the Catholic Church in the 21st century.
Failure of the Church
As a nation that was founded on Christian principles, the United States of America has told God that He is no longer welcome. The failure of the church allowed evolution to be taught in schools and prayer taken out. The failure of the church allowed homosexuality and the liberal agenda into schools, the Federal Government, and, ironically, right into the church. The Church has acquiesced and applauded abortion and contraception. And now we pay the price with the lives of the unborn and the broken lives of the post-abortive afterlife of nearly half of all men and women in the pews. Essentially, the Church allowed this evil and neglects its new demographic as if it’s normal:
Abortion, the Church & the Diverse Agenda:
“Sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift. We come from diverse religious communities to recognize sexuality as central to our humanity and as integral to our spirituality. We are speaking out against the pain, brokenness, oppression, and loss of meaning that many experience about their sexuality.”
“The courageous witness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, along with a growing body of social and scientific research, inspire us to affirm sexual and gender diversity as a blessed part of life. Religious leaders must help to create a new understanding of sexual and gender diversity, and to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life.”
There is a letter written by these fanatical zealots from the Religion Institute that pushed abortion to be included in Obamacare legislation. Particular denominations that have sanctioned this letter include the American Baptist Churches, Church of the Brethren, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Christ, and The United Methodist Church – and that’s the short list. Most of these so-called 1100 clerics are part of the Religious Institute (www.religiousinstitute.org), an army of NONE. These clerics are from the Liberal Modern Church that supports ALL sexual diversity and nothing about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit.
Getting back to the letter, it contains verbiage that simply says that the sanctity of life is not sanctified; it is in fact secondary to an active sexual diverse lifestyle: “All persons have the right and responsibility to lead sexual lives that express love, justice, mutuality, commitment, consent, and pleasure….We support responsible procreation, the widespread availability of contraception, prenatal care, access to abortion services and intentional parenting.”
Intentional parenting is saying that the only children that are allowed to be brought to term are babies that were ‘intended’, or meaning that all other pregnancies that were allowed by God because of Sin should be aborted or avoided. This would also lean toward IVF and artificial insemination used by single women and lesbian couples because the resulting children are ‘intended’.
Responsible procreation is kind of like saying ‘intentional parenting’ a little differently but making the connotation of using birth control and abortion as a way to control the hand of God in procreation that was originally meant to be; i.e.: Husband and Wife ONLY.
“Already, federal policy unfairly prevents low-income women and federal employees from receiving subsidized reproductive health services, but the new proposals would mean that even more women and families would lose access to these vital services,” said the Rev. Debra W. Haffner, executive director of the Religious Institute (www.religiousinstitute.org).
‘What must I do to be saved?’ is a familiar question in the Christian Church. We get saved, baptized; read our bibles, fellowship, attend services regularly. It’s a beautiful birth of a brand new soul written in the Book of Life. Do we shine like the beacon we are supposed to be, or ‘playing’ Church?
‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ (Gen 4:9).
If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you need to have a talk with your Pastor. And if he doesn’t have the answer, then you need to get a new Pastor….and read your Bible.
So, what happened? The Church feeds us with new-age psychobabble and self-improvement workshops, instead of the Gospel. This post-modern Church teaches us to take care of ourselves instead of ‘going into all the world to preach the Gospel to every creature’ (Mark 16:15). Is the Church feeding its own agenda or truly reaching out to the community?
If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you need to have a talk with your Pastor.
We have embarked on a fast track social gospel that has forfeited missions and outreaches that touch the afflicted in the community, we have allowed Pastors to preach services in jeans and untucked shirts…actually, my sister said it best: “There was a baby dedication and the Pastors showed up looking like hippies.” Don’t look so surprised…when’s the last time you went to the grocery store or Wal-Mart and did NOT see someone in their pajamas?
Social gospel has skyrocketed church attendance but the true Gospel has suffered. And if the true Gospel suffers, then the message is weak with worldly motivational speakers disguised as disheveled teenaged Bible college graduates.
The Church is churning out a bunch of unsaved, unhealthy, post-abortive, gay-affirming, ecumenical motivational junkies. ‘Blessed is the pure in heart for they shall see God’ (Mat 5:8) reminds me of the true Salvation message of the Bible, the one Jesus died for, THE FOUNDATION that is ignored in the Church today.
If you have questions (and I hope you do), then you need to have a talk with your Pastor. And if he doesn’t have answers, then you need to get a new Pastor….and read your Bible.