War is Declared Upon Religious Liberty–Abortion Is Front and Center
Patient call volumes are up 55% year to date over last year! The number of abortion-minded women served is up 77%! The number of babies saved is up 73%! And the number of women praying to receive Jesus Christ as their savior is a whopping 21%!
The battle tide for souls seems to be turning in Rochester. Please continue to pray with us, to serve with us, to consider giving sacrificially with us to the mission of erasing the need for abortion.
Meanwhile the enemy’s attention appears to be focused on national measures to destroy the ability for you and me to believe and act on our conviction that all human life must be protected. The recent toilet bowl swirl of State and Federal legislation reveals either how desperate the devil is or how powerful the morning star is when lifted up in the hearts of God’s people. Maybe both.
Making morality a private matter and defining liberty as right to do whatever ‘I’ want, reduces humanity to the level of animals. New York State’s legalization of “gay marriage” represents this privatization of morality, dehumanizing mankind, and in so doing setting up the State as the ultimate authority for moral behavior, and not God. If humanity is not made in the image of God then man’s purpose and value is at best reduced if not made meaningless. Once that happens then no one can say what type of behavior is good or evil because those things require a shared belief about the nature and purpose of man. It is the accomplishment or detraction from that ultimate purpose which alone defines which behaviors or attitudes are good or bad, virtues or vices. A virtue helps one along the road to ultimate purpose while a vice hinders or harms one from attaining it. And so society, as an act of legislation, has officially untethered from the dock of virtue.
This kind of activity whether it is activist legislation or the silence of the penitent also serves to undermine the only true and basic unit of society – the traditional family. The institution of family as ordained by God at creation with Adam (one man) and Eve (one woman) is the only way to bestow upon the next generation an understanding of ultimate purpose, reflecting the glory of God. The family is also the only place where children can receive the training required to value the actions necessary to accomplish their purpose and purvey a peaceful civilization without government regulation. Without God and traditional family, society can only deteriorate into pleasure seeking strangers diving headlong into despotism, not unlike Sodom and Gomorrah.
Fast forward a few months and the Supreme Court of the United States ruled as constitutional the ‘Affordable Care Act’ based on the government’s power to tax, making the ‘Affordable Care Act’ an oxymoron. The act is a declaration of war by the Federal government on religious belief, particularly Christian religious belief. The way they have done this was by presuming to define what a religious institution is, as well as defining the limits of appropriate religious belief. In essence this means that the government just set itself up as the ultimate authority over all religion and belief in God, ignoring religious liberty and the right for individual conscience to express that liberty. And all this was done under the specious guise of the ‘will of the people.’ What was the mechanism for this declaration of war on religion? The act forces all insurance plans, institutions, and therefore all people to fund sterilization, abortion, and abortion-causing birth control even against their deeply held religious or moral convictions. That’s right. Once again abortion is at the heart of medical, legislative, religious, and economic turmoil.
America is in a bad way. To say otherwise just isn’t so. America’s philosophy of government officially changed on June 28th, 2012 from that of ‘government by the consent of the governed’ to ‘State over the individual’ with the Supreme Court’s ruling. Were it not for the fact that America is the context for CompassCare’s lifesaving efforts, its civil condition would be of little consequence. However very shortly CompassCare, an organization full of donors, staff, and volunteers just like you whose mission is to ‘erase the need for abortion’ will be forced to have to pay for them or suffer dire consequences. I shudder to think what else the government will require of us after taking over the distribution of healthcare.
Paul says to the Corinthian believers in 2 Corinthians 6: “And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— 2 for He says, “AT the acceptable time I listened to you, And on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”— Christian arise! Pray, vote, serve, give while we still can.