Pastors challenged to stand up as pro-life champions

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pro-lifer reading BibleA Mississippi pastor is challenging church leadership in a move to take a crucial role in the pro-life movement.

Joseph Parker, who serves as the senior pastor of St. James A.M.E. Church in Leland, Mississippi, contends that abortion will not disappear unless the Church takes a stand to save the lives of preborn babies.  

He explained to OneNewsNow that one of the great needs to change the culture is to hear the pro-life message from the pulpit.

“But there are many churches that, if you ask them, ‘What will you be doing either this month – or any month, specifically – in acknowledging the sanctity of human life?’ many would say, ‘Well, we have no plans to do anything,’” Parker asserted.

The vocal pro-life pastor maintains that this it is tragic because the Church should be passionately involved.

Parker then conceded that some do step out as champions of life, but then maintained that more churches need to step forward by pointing to Old Testament Scripture found in Deuteronomy 30:19.

“It points out very specifically [that] God is telling us to choose life, and a part of the work the Church is called to do is to proclaim the clear counsel of God's Word as it relates to issues that affect all of us,” the Christian leader impressed.

Parker went on to stress that pastors should preach that truth with the understanding, too, that many within their churches are likely to have had an abortion.

“Abortion has become so widespread in our culture that it touches basically every congregation – either directly or indirectly – in our nation,” he explained.

Parker is actively challenging other pastors throughout the country to preach life for the preborn from the pulpit, and also to take it a step further by forming Bible study groups to help deal with church members who have had abortions.

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