Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Filipino Christians: NOW is the time to speak up

There is an urgency to speak up against abortion NOW.

Being a country where abortion is ILLEGAL, we are a PRIME TARGET for those who want to push their pro-abortion agenda, especially from the Western countries.

We cannot sleep in the light.

The Bible says:
Ephesians 5:5-11 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ( that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Just today, a "reproductive health" code was passed in Quezon City. This is a "local" version of HB 3773 (last Congress) and HB 17 (present Congress).

Does your church have a Christian school in Quezon City? This city code will affect you. You will be forced to teach mandatory sex education using only training modules provided by the government, which were written by pro-abortion, pro-sexual immorality, pro-premarital sex groups from other countries.

The main goal of the bill is to reduce the population by reducing pregnancies. This is contrary to the Bible. The Bible says,
"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth, blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-4"
The city code will also distribute contraceptives.

  • Christian leaders, Christian doctors and Christian groups now recognize that birth control pills are abortifacient (abortifacient= something which causes abortions) by producing a hostile endometrium which will not allow implantation of an embryo. It does not always prevent ovulation. Ovulation and subsequent fertilization may still occur.
  • The IUD or intrauterine device is also an abortifacient. It irritates the endometrium by causing inflammation so as to not allow an embryo to implant.

Life begins at conception, therefore anything that kills the embryo upon conception up to the time before birth is an abortifacient. Will we allow abortifacients to be distributed by the government without uttering a word?

The Bible says:
Prov. 31:8
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."

Proverbs 24:11-12

"Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?"
We must speak up for the unborn babies, those who have no voice. We must rescue this generation that is being slaughtered by abortion and wiped away by abortifacients.

As Pastor Matt Trewhella of Missionaries to the Preborn said:
For too long birth control has been looked upon as a "Catholic issue". It is fast becoming a "Protestant issue" however, as Protestant ministers like myself protest the heretical teaching of birth control that is being propagated in Protestant churches. We must understand that the Church, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox, spoke consistently for 1900 years against birth control. Only in the last 75 years have Protestant churches begun to peddle this belief that God thinks it's okay or wise for us to use birth control.

NOW is the time for Christian churches in the Philippines to stand up for life. Abortion and contraception is not a Catholic issue. It is an issue of life and death, of the shedding of innocent blood, of the annihilation of children made in God's image. We must not be ignorant. We must stand on the Word of God. And knowing what the Word of God says, we cannot be apathetic.