WINNING THE ABORTION BATTLE

Some thoughts by Pastor Charles Schmitt16-week-unborn-baby

The High Court of our land – I use that term because there is only one Supreme Court, and that Court is the Supreme Court of Heaven; and there is only one Chief Justice and His name is Jesus Christ! – the High Court of our land has made at least three major moral blunders in its history.

The first was the Dred Scott Decision, declaring that those of African descent could not be citizens of the United States of America. Thank God that erroneous decree has been reversed, and the recent election of our first African-American President was the ultimate undoing of this grievous miscarriage of justice.

The second moral evil of the High Court was its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling endorsing abortion and thereby consigning 61 million pre-born boys and girls to a painful death for the crime of simply being “inconvenient” (but that is changing!) The third moral blunder was when a panel of unelected officials recently created legislation redefining marriage (instead of fulfilling their purpose to clarify existing legislation).

In all of this we are reminded of the stern warning that comes to a corrupt judicial system: “Can a corrupt throne be allied with you, O Lord, one that brings on misery by its decrees? They band together against the righteous [as in the Dred Scott decision and now the recent Marriage decision] and condemn the innocent to death [as in the Roe v. Wade decision]…. The Lord … will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness…” (Psalm 94:20-23). Sobering words! If I were a High Court Justice I would take these words seriously to heart!

AMAZING GAINS ON THE ABORTION ISSUE

  1. The U.S. abortion rate hit its lowest level since 1973, the year of the Roe v. Wade ruling! A tide is turning! Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life, writes— “This generation of young people is the most pro-life since the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade in 1973. Abortion facilities are at their lowest numbers in the past 20 years. State legislation restricting abortion is at an all-time high. And public opinion clearly shows that the majority is morally opposed to abortion and would ban abortion in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in favor of common-sense restrictions.”
  2. Righteous lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are also poised to introduce the “Life at Conception Act,” declaring unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and thereby entitled to legal protection. In the original 1973 High Court decision of Roe v. Wade, the Court made this admission: “If [the] suggestion of personhood [for the preborn] is established, the [case for abortion] collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the 14th Amendment,” which prohibits depriving “any person of life [and] the equal protection of the law.” We need to support this bill by prayer and by encouraging our legislators to pass it!
  3. Another bill being put forward by righteous law makers in Congress is the “Pain Capable Abortion Ban Bill,” which would end the abortion of fully-formed, viable babies at the 20th week of pregnancy, at which point every study shows the pre-born are capable of feeling excruciating pain. (The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that does not protect unborn babies at this stage!) We must also prayerfully stand with our lawmakers in encouraging this bill!
    • Kermit Gosnell, who regularly delivered babies alive at his abortion facility in Philadelphia, only to snip their spinal cords with scissors before discarding their limp, dead bodies, is now serving two life sentences for infanticide. Justice has come to him!
    • The wisdom of one of our truly great U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan, sheds clear light on our pathway – “Every legislator, every doctor, and every citizen needs to recognize that the real issue is whether to affirm and protect the sanctity of all human life, or to embrace a social ethic where some human lives are valued and others are not.”
    • And our God Himself declares, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart…” (Jeremiah 1:5). King David also testifies to this truth: “Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16). Life is sacred to God and sacred to godly people. Regardless of one’s past mistakes in this dilemma, we must rise up in the We are winning the battle for life!
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IS GOD SPEAKING? (And are we just not listening?)

When we see the heartland of America battered by killer tornadoes and devastating floods, and when we see the death toll from these calamities rising – we need to ask ourselves the questions: “Is God speaking? And we are just not listening?”

In the woes spoken over the people of God in his day, the prophet Isaiah declares, “woe to those who call evil good and good evil…” (Isaiah 5:20). This is one of the cardinal sins of present-day America, and I sense one of the primary causes for its present woes. We have called “evil good” by legitimizing what God has clearly called unrighteous and sinful. And then we have called “good evil” by opposing those who seek to stand against this rising tide of evil.

For example, the Scriptures are clear on the sanctity of all human life and especially the life of the preborn, and yet, all too many in our government adamantly refuse to spare the preborn even from the agony and pain of a late-term abortion. We have slain over 60 million of our precious boys and girls primarily for “convenience,” and we wonder why our nation itself is wracked with pain.

The Scriptures are also clear on what godly sexuality is. “Women [who have] exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones” and “men [who have] committed indecent acts with other men” (Romans 1:26-27), should cause us deep concern, as it did Paul. Peter (as Paul in Romans 13:1-7), also clearly defines for us how a legitimate God-given and God-blest government is to function: Its officials are to “punish those who do wrong and commend those who do right” (1 Peter 2:13-14). When any government commends those who do wrong and punishes those who do right, they have lost their God-given legitimacy to govern and open the nation to judgment from the hands of a righteous God.

In all my years of adult life I have not seen a national moral crisis as grave as the one we are presently in. Our singular hope is for a national awakening from heaven that will bring us back to biblical morality and godliness. To that end we must unitedly continue to pray with faith and fervency! And in this democracy, we must also awake out of our stupor and act responsibly in unitedly voting into power in 2016 a government that will assist in restoring America to again become a nation blest by God! Only then will our borders be safe and our heartland be whole. So let us stand as the saints in Hebrews 11: “Through faith’s power they… established true justice. Their faith fastened onto God’s promises and pulled them into reality!” (Hebrews 11:33, Passion Trans.) May our merciful and gracious and forgiving God bless America with a godly government and with a godly people!

—Pastor Charles Schmitt

Rockville Pregnacy Center -Call to Prayer

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Friends,

This Thursday begins our monthly prayer meetings that will be held on the last Thursday of each month.

Location:              RPC, back room/kitchen

Time:               6pm – 8pm

Topic:                    RPC & pro-life issues

RSVP:                    not needed, just come!

Some of the items we will be praying for:

  • Spiritual warfare!
  • Our clients
  • Our programs
  • Finances
  • Lease is up soon, what should we do?
  • Other pro-life ministries are having financial trouble

There is strength in numbers, please join us! Jesus will be here too. Bring your knee pads.

Hope to see you!

Mary Hager,

Executive Director

12730 Twinbrook Pkwy, #200

Rockville, MD  20852

(301) 770-4444

“When it comes to human suffering, we must never stay silent. Silence only encourages the perpetrator, it doesn’t save or heal the victim.”. Anonymous

“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:18

Ending Late Term Abortion

We continue to focus prayer with laser like precision on the hideous practice of late term abortion in the State of Maryland. The recent death of a 29 year old women which occurred after she aborted 33 week old child from the womb highlights the horror of this practice.

We pray for Life to win over death and Light to dispel darkness. Pray that public outrage will force the Germantown clinic to close and that Those responsible for these death be found criminally negligent.