“For the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy.”John Calvin
Sanctity of life is important and we as a church seek to provide resources regarding abortion, adoption, and the truth about life from conception. Until abortion is aborted, we will continue to recognize the ugly birthday of Jan. 22nd 1973 where abortion was legalized in the ruling of Roe v. Wade.
Resources on Abortion
The Unbearable Wrongness of Roe – by: Michael Stokes Paulsen
Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion – by: John Piper
Abortion Regrets – by: (Abort73.com) – Letters from women who regret having an abortion
“If we were made to watch a doctor pull off the little baby’s legs and arms one by one and place them on the table like a dentist removing cotton from your mouth – if all Americans were made to see what it really is, the pro-life goal of abortion being unthinkable (not just illegal) would be much nearer” (Abortion: The Innocent Blood of Our Sons and Daughters, Sermon: January 27, 2008, www.DesiringGod.org).John Piper
Choices Pregnancy Resource Center: Chattanooga, TN
846 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Truth About Abortion
Abortion is murder and there is no other way around it (Exodus 20:13). It’s a fact that our culture in America with great technological advancement has tried for years to promote ignorance rather than knowledge and truth regarding abortion. Every child is a real baby – from conception. You must refuse to believe the popular and politically correct lie about abortion.
“Conception, then is the act of God whereby a person is created by God’s sovereign will. A soul is breathed into the living tissue by the Holy Spirit. That soul’s destiny is already known to God and determined by Him from before the foundation of the world. Abortion then becomes a violent anti-God act. It is not only a murder of the individual, it is an affront to the Creator… I believe abortion is the last official stand of the defiant apostate against God. It says, ‘God, you will not determine who lives or dies – I will!’”John MacArthur
The Statistics are Staggering:
Current Abortion Rate = 1.21 Million Babies Killed Each Year (In America)
3,315 Babies Each Day
138 Babies Each Hour
Myth: “Many babies must be aborted due to the risk of death for the mother.” Yes, this is a rare situation that does actually occur in a very small percentage of pregnancies, but that risk is not as high as many people suggest. Consider what Former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop said, “In thirty-five years of medicine I have never seen one case where abortion was necessary to save a mother’s life.”
Truth About Life
God is the author of life. He is sovereign over the womb. That is clear from many passages in Scripture. Genesis 29:31 says, “When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.” The reality of God’s sovereignty over the womb is visible in the case of Isaac, Moses, Jeremiah, David, John the Baptist, Jesus and more.
Truth About Adoption
God has a plan and purpose for every unborn child. Even if a person doesn’t intend to raise their child, someone will gladly provide a home and love for that child. The church today needs to openly and actively support adoption rather than abortion. If you are considering an abortion, please call 423-802-4827 – and Pastor Josh will provide you with information and resources regarding adoption.
Truth About Healing
Many men have regrets for paying for abortions in their past. Many women live with ugly scars related to the abortion they chose years ago. The reality is – all people have sinned against God and deserve His wrath (Romans 3:23; 6:23). The only way that a person can be restored and forgiven of all sins – including the sin of abortion – is through the blood of Jesus Christ. God will not accept any other act of goodness or sacrifice to erase the stain of sin. Therefore, I would encourage you today to call out to God in faith and believe that Jesus Christ came to earth, died for you on the cross in order to pay for your sin. Believe that Jesus Christ suffered for you – in your place – on the cross and call out to God asking Him to forgive you through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus (Romans 10:13). In Christ – there is hope. Hope for today and hope for eternity. Either your sin will be paid for in Hell or on the cross of Jesus Christ. Cling to Jesus today!
“America, as a nation, is highly committed by law and by practice to a form of mass murder…. This nation, which certainly prides itself on its humanitarianism, is in a murderous cycle of violence that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison.”John MacArthur