A Message from our Pastor
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
In the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion on the issue of abortion. The conversations started as a result of secretly recorded video of the way abortion providers think about the women they treat and the babies they kill. The videos reveal doctor’s discussing the dismembering of unborn children all the while eating salad. It is perhaps one of the most callous, heartless things I have ever seen and I feel compelled to respond.
First Baptist Church affirms that a baby in the womb is just as valuable as a baby in our arms. God is the giver of life. Every life has worth, dignity, and should be permitted to live. There are other options for unwanted children including adoption.
I was reminded while watching the “Special Olympic World Games” from Los Angeles on ESPN that every life has so much to offer. At the Special Olympics there are children and adults with Down’s syndrome, Intellectual Disability, and other health issues that might make a person think they should be on the sidelines of life. I suppose some could see them as disposable. But when you hear their stories and see the love of their families, it becomes so obvious that they have just as much value as anyone else.
Supporters of abortion often argue for women’s rights and women’s health. They never discuss the mental health of women who have abortions. The guilt and the hours of counseling are also a women’s health issue. Abortion providers prey on the poor and uneducated, making them feel that abortion is their only option.
The truth is abortion isn’t good for anyone. Not the mother, certainly not the baby, and it isn’t good for society. The measure of any society is in how “the least of these” are treated. I am praying for an end to this heartless, sinful practice in our nation.