PRO-LIFE MINISTRY

 

 

 
STATEMENT ON ABORTION
 
 
Ever since the fall of mankind, we have had hearts set on murder (Gen. 4:8, 6:5, Prov. 1:18). Thankfully, by His common grace and institution of civil governments, God has significantly curbed these evil tendencies. However, in the United States, we live in a time where the government has abandoned its charge to uphold God’s law, instead choosing to support and protect the mass murder of unborn children. It is the responsibility of Christians individually, and the Church collectively, to rise up and fight tirelessly for these oppressed, voiceless image bearers of God.
 
There is not one among us who can say that we have had no part in the abortion holocaust that has been going on over the past 45 years. All of us hold some responsibility, either by commission (directly participating in abortion), or by omission (ignoring the murder going on in our midst). As God’s representatives on the earth, we are to be concerned with justice being upheld and carried out (Mic. 6:8), especially when it comes to those who are weak and otherwise helpless. This work must be rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and needs to be carried out in accord with it.  
 
We recognize that the only way the murderous heart can be changed is by the saving work of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 5:17, 1 Cor. 6:11, Eph. 4:22-24); we rejoice in the fact that God uses His people’s preaching of the gospel to bring about this transformation. Therefore, it is our biblical conviction that true, lasting reform regarding abortion can only occur through the bold preaching of Christ and him crucified to all people; our work must begin there.
 
While this proclamation of the gospel is the baseline requirement for every Christian (Mt. 28:19-20), there are specific ways we ought to biblically address abortion that go beyond the standard gospel presentation, which we at Redeemer Church of South Hills will implement. These include:
 
 
  • Preaching directly in the midst of those places where abortions take place
  • Directly interceding on behalf of the unborn by pleading with their parents to spare their lives
  • Engaging the culture by challenging the popular opinions regarding abortion
  • Using any and all lawful avenues to criminalize abortion in Pennsylvania, and ultimately in the United States
 
 
Our conviction is that it is the Christian’s responsibility to be willing to make the great sacrifices necessary to protect unborn children; our prayer is that every faithful believer in Christ will join us by using their gifts to engage in this battle; our confidence is in the power and sovereignty of God to ultimately bring this wickedness to an end, and we trust that He will.
 
To Him alone be all glory.
 
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
 
We encourage all Christians to join us as a presence at local abortion clinics. This is the most direct and effective way to combat abortion, as well as preach the gospel to those involved. 
 
There are two clinics in the Pittsburgh area who perform abortions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  There are typically Christians present at these clinics and we are always eager to welcome and encourage fellow brothers and sisters into the fight.  However, if you’re not quite comfortable yet with the idea of being at the clinic, there are plenty of other ways for you to get involved!
 
To join us at the clinics or for other opportunities to get involved, email:
 
Luke Griffo
luke.griffo@redeemerchurchofsouthhills.org
 
 
LOCAL RESOURCES:
 
 
100 Drake Road,
Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
308 Chess Street
Monongahela, PA
724-258-7277
 
 
550 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
412-766-5212
 
 
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