It comes as no surprise when non-Christians support the abortion agenda. There is no concept among them of being made in the image and likeness of God. Sure, they may believe we are made by a god or gods, but usually these gods are the figments and creations of their own imaginations, of what they want god to be like.
It should come as a surprise, or at least a disappointing shock when Christians are the ones who support the abortion agenda. When I went to the Red River Women’s Clinic on Monday to pray, I saw these utterly deplorable prayer petitions posted on the windows of the abortuary, presented by a “Christian” group that calls themselves Faith Aloud.
Here are some of their petitions:
Day 2: Today we pray for compassionate religious voices to speak out for the dignity and autonomy of women.
I am one hundred percent in favor of this type of petition. However, abortion, no matter what the circumstances speaks out against the dignity of women. To be a woman is something amazing. A woman has the unique ability to carry a child into this world. It is said that in those nine months, a unique bond is created between a mother and her child, a bond that is much stronger than any other relational bond. To have an abortion is to reject this unique aspect of femininity. It is to reject the very thing that makes a woman a woman, and not a man. And autonomy can be good, but not willy nilly autonomy and foolish decision making. Regardless of autonomy, there is a right and a wrong. To keep abortion illegal is to leave this petition unfulfilled.
Day 5: Today we pray for medical students who want to include abortion care in their practice. May they receive good training and find good mentors.
Abortion is not medicine. Medicine heals, abortion kills. Abortion has no place in the medical field by its very nature. In addition, this petition betrays those pro-choicers who claim that they still want to minimize abortions. This petition calls for an increase in abortionists. And how in the world, might I ask, is someone who stabs the skull of another person to suck their brains out before ripping off all of their limbs, a good mentor for anything?
Day 6: Today we ask for blessings upon the women who pass through hostile protesters on their way into an abortion clinic. May they be shielded from physical and emotional harm from those who do not know them.
This is quite laughable. First of all, I would just pray that the unborn may also be shielded from physical and emotional harm from those who do not know them, namely the guy or gal who is going to insert a foreign object into their supposedly safe home, which adds emotional harm to their last moments of life, before they are physically and grotesquely harmed in ways the Nazis only dreamed were possible. Second of all, it is the abortionist who is most likely to cause physical harm to a woman’s reproductive system by forcibly removing a child from the uterus, and whose actions and compliance in this grave decision will likely cause both the woman and the father emotional trauma down the line.
Day 14: Today we pray for Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he refused to shame women.
The idea that Jesus would not shame a woman as an excuse to commit abortion is disgusting. In a video that Faith Aloud has on their website, they play into this idea by using the story of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus tells the crowd that he who is without sin shall cast the first stone. All the stones drop and crowd goes away. This is where Faith Aloud ends the story. No shame for this woman. However, in Scripture, the story continues a little bit further.
Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.”
Jesus forgives the woman, has compassion on her. But he tells her not to sin again. He knows that she was rightfully condemned for she had indeed committed this sin. He forgives her, but stays strong in that what she had done was a sin, and commands her to not do it again. There is no way to use this story as a free pass to sin, especially the sin of abortion. This passage has nothing to do with empowering a woman to do whatever she pleases. It is about mercy and repentance.
Unfortunately for the pro-aborts out there, we aren’t stoning the women. We aren’t pro-death like the crowd in the gospel. In fact, rather than trying to end the life of a woman contemplating sin, we are trying to save the life of one who has not yet sinned, who lives in the woman’s womb. The pro-aborts are the ones who are symbolically throwing stones, not at women, but at innocent and helpless individuals.
Day 16: Today we pray for the counselors in abortion clinics that they may listen with their hearts and offer wise guidance.
The counselors in abortion clinics have much to gain from guiding the women to abortion. They get paid based upon the murder of children. They get paid based upon the woman’s decision to kill her child. Of course they will want to convince the woman to abort. They are unbelievably biased, and no one with a loving heart could offer counsel that urges one to kill another, because that is not loving or wise.
Day 18: Today we pray for all the staff at abortion clinics around the nation. May they be daily confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women.
Day 22: Today we pray for an end to all violence against abortion providers.
Today we pray for an end to all violence perpetrated by abortion providers.
Day 23: Today we give thanks for the strong women in our lives who have given us examples of good decision-making.
Death can never be a part of good-decision making. Let us look to the truly strong women in our lives who didn’t take the shortcut, who chose life when things looked impossible, who realized their dignity as women, and realized the dignity of their children; unborn women and men.
Day 27: Today we give thanks for abortion providers around the nation whose concern for women is the driving force in their lives.
Actually its money and a sick addiction to puncturing skulls, vacuuming brains, and ripping off limbs.
Day 29: Today we pray that all women will know that they are created in the image of God, good and holy, moral and wise.
Created in the image of God. Yes. Good. Yes. Holy. No. Moral. No. Wise. No. Those last three are not automatic at birth. We are not all holy people. We are not all moral people, there are such things as immoral decisions. Abortion is one of them. Wisdom is not inherent.
These are the kinds of prayers being offered up by the abortion industry and those who support them. Obviously God, who is the God of the living and not the dead, who came so that we might have life, and have it to the fullest, will not hear these prayers, but fling them back down to the world, where much less desirable ears may pick them up, such as Satan and his band of castaways. They will do much to answer these requests. They have no qualms about spreading the lie of abortion, about dragging more and more women into this grave sin, after all, they rightly have a vendetta against woman, who is the crown of all creation. It was a woman after all, who brought Christ into the world. It was a woman who crushed the head of the serpent. It was by birth, by incarnation that God implemented his saving plan of grace, so it will be those same things, that Satan will attack vehemently. Abortion is his answer.