Alternatives to abortion.
Christians oftentimes say, "Abortion is murder!" and it is. It is deadly, wicked evil. But, my friend, what are you willing to do to help a fatherless child who is coming into this world? About 5,000 children are torn asunder in abortions everyday. For those courageous mothers that give birth to a live child, what can we do to help? What alternatives can we offer.
For those who think this is not important, James says this to you--James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
What is the typical Bible-believing Christian to fulfill pure religion? I'm not talking about the Catholic religion or other cults, I'm talking about saved people. This purpose of this article is provide general information on the alternatives to abortion, how preganant mothers can get help and how Bible believers can fulfill pure religion. There is also a link to an on-line book for those women who have paid assassins to kill their children. Most never forget that experience and Satan's media does not report on the infertility that can accompany abortion.
ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION
an abortion is a sacrifice to the god of Self
- Keep the child
- Enroll in a free maternity home where you will receive room and board, medical attention, parenting and job skills.
- Allow a relative to rear the child
- Place child for adoption. Very few American women place healthy babies for adoption--especially with abortion-on-demand--and as a result, there are many people waiting for a baby. Why kill your child when somebody wants him or her?
If you've already had an abortion, you may want to check out The Silent Woman, a book on the after-effects of abortion on the women who get them.
WHAT CAN BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS DO?
- Volunteer at a Christian maternity home. They use counsellors, teachers, Bible study leaders, cooks, etc.
- Give money, clothing, furniture to a ministry you know and trust. If you don't know of any look in the yellow pages under "abortion" or check out the internet or ask your pastor.
- Become a foster parent. Many children in this system carry a lot of anger from the physical, sexual, mental abuse they've suffered. Here is an article on working with troubled children. Not all children in foster care are troubled some are honor roll students that just need a place to stay and a family to love them
- Become a friend to a troubled young person. Call your Department of Social Services for leads to organizations that match young people with adults who can be mentors to them.
- Adopt a child. The cost for an infant can be quite expensive; however, adoptions of
oftentimes do not cost any money because children in these categories are hard to place. In some cases the adoptive parents are paid a subsidy to adopt the children though this should never be the reason for adopting a child.
- older children
- sibling groups of 2 or more
- special needs such as physically/mentally handicapped or troubled; and,
- sometimes minority, especially Black, children
- If you know of a ministry in your area that is matching up Bible believers with children, write me and let me know about it so that I can refer others in your area to this ministry.
Hannah's Ministry A service of Texas Baptist Home. "Hannah's Home provides maternity care services for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. The program will house women who may or may not have children. Although the program is primarily for women 18 years of age and older, any woman or teen applying will be considered and evaluated based on individual circumstances."
Jericho Road, Inc. Search for a maternity home
a live on-line worship service proved futile. This Internet veteran has never found one -- at least not one he would recommend to his parents.
But someday, if Cook has his way, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly, anyone who can't get to a sanctuary of choice will be able to attend the service via the home computer.
Yet Cook knows the road to cyberspace begins with one step. For local churches, that first step could be Jericho Road Inc. Jericho Road is a nonprofit organization that began with a class assignment this summer at Memphis Theological Seminary. The class was "Church Ministry in the City." The assignment: Visit local urban ministries; THEN CREATE ONE.
Cook and his classmates were struck by the number and variety of programs. Cook, a lifelong Memphian, had never heard of many of them.
"it started to become apparent, not that a new ministry was needed, but that we needed to publicize the ministries that did exist," Cook wrote in his paper.
"It might be a generational thing, but I see the Internet as the circuit rider of the 1990s.
During the summer of 1995, Rich Cook took a class in the Master of Divinity program at Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN. "Church Ministry in the City" was taught by Dr. Paul Brown. The purpose of the course was to "provide students with an overview of issues and needs of urban cultures and the distinctive role the church plays in addressing these issues and needs." During the first two weeks of the course, the class visited a number of religious agencies to see how they addressed these unique needs. Rich Cook -- seminary student, nonprofit CEO and Generation Xer.
"There are all kinds of yahoos out there," said Cook from his PC-pew as he scrolled through something calling itself The First Church of Cyberspace. "Traditional religion really hasn't caught on yet to the possibilities." Cook's efforts to find a live on-line worship service proved futile. This Internet veteran has never found one -- at least not one he would recommend to his parents. But someday, if Cook has his way, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly, anyone who can't get to a sanctuary of choice will be able to attend the service via the home computer. http://www.jericho.org/
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