Pastor - Brother Jim Sherwin
Youth Pastor- Andrew Higdon
Children's Ministry - Lauren Ottwell
Church Secretary-Becky Smith
Today is a bittersweet day in the life of our nation. Our nation has been one of a few nations to allow abortion on demand under any circumstance, and there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States over the last 49 years. Finally, after 50 years, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The majority found that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided - there is no Constitutional right to an abortion. But this decision does not end abortion; it just leaves the decision to each individual state to decide if abortion is legal in that state.
The Bible is clear - all life is sacred to God. That means both the mother and the baby [Psalm 139:15-16; Jeremiah 1:5]. God loves mothers who are confused, dismayed, or terrified by their pregnancy - they are precious in His eyes! God loves babies in and out of the womb, and He has a plan for their lives as well that began before He ever created the world. There are issues regarding the life of the mother, rape, and incest; there are Biblical examples of God putting people to death for their sin; there are other issues of morality besides abortion. These can and should be discussed from a Biblical perspective. But we cannot get distracted from the truth - God loves the unborn and the mothers of the unborn!
Today, our Supreme Court ended the atrocity of government-approved abortion-on-demand, but not until 50 million babies were killed in the womb. Our work as Christians remains clear - call all people into a saving relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. June 24
We must continue to pray for our government leaders (half are furious with the Court's decision today); we must continue the struggle for the unborn; and we must continue to help mothers during and after their pregnancy. Today is a start in the right direction.