In 2003, on the 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention adopted this resolution:
“RESOLVED, That we pray and work for the repeal of the Roe v. Wade decision and for the day when the act of abortion will be not only illegal, but also unthinkable.”
Before the 50th Anniversary of Roe, the pro-life cause is one step closer to accomplishing that goal. It is important to note that this is not a final opinion, and it is subject to change. However, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed its authenticity.
The first draft opinion by Justice Alito would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, allowing states to determine the rules regarding abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 26 states will likely ban abortions, including Kentucky.
KBC’s Executive Director/Treasurer, Todd Gray, wrote
“In the meantime, we must continue to work and pray to assure legalized abortion will be abolished in Kentucky and ultimately across the nation and beyond. Followers of Jesus cannot rest until abortion is viewed as the human rights atrocity and human dignity scourge that it is, and until every unborn child is protected from it… We stand ready to support mothers and their children, and to help families flourish.”
It is easy to get swept up in the noise in the polarizing climate we live in. The Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians, “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15 ESV).
Scripture teaches that God has formed us in our mother’s womb and that we are wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13). Christians should always speak the truth, but as Paul has also said, we are clanging cymbals without love (1 Corinthians 13:1).
The abortion debate is not over, and the issue is not settled. Let me offer some ways to pray in these coming days:
This Sunday, we have the opportunity to express our value of life by honoring our mothers. I hope you will join me in worship as we celebrate God’s goodness.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Jerry Johnson and Rachel Applegate. Both are out of the hospital and are recovering. Never underestimate the power of prayer.
I’m praying for you!
Faithfully, Pastor Adam
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