Thank you for sharing this message with pastors across Colorado.
73.8% of Christians do not vote, leaving unjust laws in the hands of those without wisdom (Ps 111:10).
50% of women experiencing abortion attend church regularly at the time of their abortion. We are responsible before God to warn them (Ezekiel 2-3).
25% of women are secretly hurting from a past abortion and need to confess their sin and receive the grace of Jesus (1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Romans 2:3-5, James 5:19-20).
55% of women suffer from psychological disorders following an abortion including depression, anxiety, relational dysfunction, and rage. They need to know the healing and promises of a Savior (Matthew 9:12, Luke 5:32, Mark 2:17).
100% of your congregation needs to know the grace of Jesus, and that their church family will be there for them to walk through a pregnancy or help with healing following an abortion. While sin is dealt with privately, God's blessing of a child is celebrated publicly! If Mom is unable to parent, Modern Adoption is a loving choice to give a child life and choose a loving family. There are also more than 86 Pregnancy Help Centers offering no-cost, loving support throughout Colorado!
God’s Word tells us that our bodies are not our own; we were bought with a price and should glorify God with our bodies. For Christians, it’s not “my body, my choice” even if we were talking about just a woman’s body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Every woman has a choice of when, where, and with whom she engages in activity that could have the consequence of creating a child – that is her bodily autonomy. Women who have given themselves to Christ should make that choice based on God’s Word. Once a child is created, it is the child’s bodily autonomy that needs to be protected with the mother's so that neither are molested or harmed.
Pastors are in a unique position to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. (Proverbs 24:11-12, 31:8-9) In God’s Kingdom, it is not “survival of the fittest”, but how we treat the “least of these” that matters. (Matthew 25:31-46) What you say as a pastor – and what you don’t say – matters. “Life and death are in the power of the tongue,” (Proverbs 18:21) God has given pastors a holy calling to call their listeners - and the state of Colorado - to repentance. (Jeremiah 7:5-11) Never before has the choice been so clear between life and death, blessings and curses, for our state. (Deut. 30)
Current law in Colorado allows painful lethal injections and brutal dismemberment of innocent children with faces, fingers, and heartbeats made in the image of God who can feel pain and can lose their lives all the way through birth (and left to die after). Putting women into labor to deliver dead children or stretching women unnaturally to rip a child from their wombs piece by piece has physical dangers and causes unnecessary trauma and harm to women.
While this has been thrust into a political arena for all to see, this is a moral and spiritual issue for God's people to speak. This is not to be left to politicians to guess at its morality but addressed morally by those who call ourselves spiritual and are told by God the difference between what is right and wrong (Micah 6:8). Is it just and fair to condemn some children to lose their lives while protecting others? Is it merciful not to warn women what will happen when they offer their bodies to shed the innocent blood of their children and be exploited for profit? God is calling us to repentance. (2 Chronicals 7:14) If we are silent, this evil, unjust law – which God detests and will righteously judge – continues. We cannot say we believe in the sanctity of every human life, and then by our actions do nothing to change it. (James 2:26, James 4:17) God says, “Stop doing evil and learn to do right.” (Isaiah 1:16-17)
Six million innocents were murdered by the end of WWII during the Nazi holocaust; sixty million innocent children have been killed in our country since 1973. Many of those would be adults now, contributing knowledge in the workforce in various occupations, paying taxes, and with children of their own. It is never necessary to violate the law of God and intentionally cause the death of a child. You don’t have to be a medical doctor to know that. God’s law is perfect. (Psalm 19:7) That is not hyperbole. A call to repentance is always immediate, not gradual. "Today is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6, 7:1)
The strategies of men have left us with the most brutal laws against children in the world. Men’s strategies will not accomplish the will of God, for “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” (1 Cor 3:19) Will we do what God has commanded us and love our neighbor as ourselves to protect others, and our state, from killing innocent children (Mark 12:30-31)? Or, will we follow the advice of men and do nothing and by our silence, bring judgement upon ourselves (Ezekiel 2-3)? Will we protect only some children while condemning others to die (Isaiah 10:1-3, Isaiah 61:8)? Or speak only part of the truth (Ephesians 4:14-25)? Will we fear men rather than God (Acts 5:29)? Were you perhaps put into this position “for such a time as this” to speak all of God's truth to save the souls of mankind?
If pastors lead our congregations across Colorado to mobilize the 75% of church-goers who have never voted to vote informed by what is Biblically right in God's eyes, Colorado would become a pro-life state by the next election cycle! We can help save the lives of our listeners. We can protect the lives of innocent children and stop the exploitation of their mothers. Please visit our website for a wealth of resources, Scriptures, articles, sermons, and training on this spiritual issue. Let's heed God's warning in Jeremiah 7:5-11.
Praying for Pastors across Colorado to rise up and lead for the protection of women and to save the lives of innocent children!
Colorado Life Initiative
Related Scriptures on “offering up children”, “shedding innocent blood”, and “unjust laws” (Deut. 30, Ezekiel 22, Jeremiah 2:22-23, Isaiah 1, Matthew 18, Isaiah 1:16-17)