This “3 monkeys” approach of “See no abortion, Speak no abortion, Hear no abortion” because I am pro-life” is the abortion industry's best friend. The Church in America must repent of this lie and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. A response follows Ms. Sockwell's email.
“Shame on you!!! I am very Pro-life…”
A response from one church member in Charlotte
Message from Ms. Sockwell
Response by Pastor Steve Mashburn
What would Jesus do? I do know His answer would not be to “just sing a ‘lil’ louder” to drown out the cries of the innocent being murdered. I know our Lord’s answer would not be to remain silent while 20 million women suffer unspeakable grief and guilt over their participation in abortion.
Ms. Sockwell asks if we can think of a better way to prevent abortion rather than throwing unwanted pamphlets into people’s cars as they exit from praising God. Yes we can and this is exactly why the Lord Jesus sent us to Forest Hill Presbyterian and other churches!
Ephesians 4 clearly points out that the five-fold ministry is for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. When Christians take the Gospel to the gates, souls are saved and little babies are saved from death. The banners and photos outside Forest Hill are a picture of reality resulting from Christians merely saying “I’m pro-life” and going to church on Sunday morning. What does our Lord say of such silence in the face of such a great sin?
“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt.” Isaiah 59:1-3
Yes, when we the Church choose to say and do nothing, we are complicit in that sin. The Lord Jesus came to call us to repentance that we might be saved for His purpose of reaching others. We have sinned for too long by doing nothing while innocent blood cries out against us. When our hands are stained with blood and guilt God says He will not even hear our worship, only a prayer for forgiveness upon repentance. Lord grant us repentance from the sin of silence.
In Christian love,