by Scott Davis
Please pray for the Supreme Court this week as they consider a major abortion case.
The Bible is our authority as a church. We believe that the Bible gives believers everything they need for faith and for practice. It has been a relevant resource throughout the ages. It was “our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.”
The past two years in our country have been marked by an increased emphasis on social justice.
As followers of Christ, we know the Bible has much to say about justice. There is much teaching in Scripture about our responsibility to care for the poor, the widow, the orphan, the refugee, and the oppressed. Jesus met both physical and spiritual needs while he was on earth, and we are called to do the same. While we do not always embrace the solutions that are emphasized in our culture, we do maintain a biblical stand on addressing the social needs in our society.
The foundation of our belief is that God values His creation. He has placed humans over it to care for it. He also places great value on human life. Genesis 1 teaches that God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life. He made man in His own image. Man was the crown jewel of God’s creation. Therefore, we care about human life and those in need.
Over the past few months, we have helped feed the hungry with the boy scout food drive and our food pantry. We also had a special Thanksgiving dinner at our church for any who were lonely or lacked money for a meal. We even delivered a meal to those who couldn’t get here. And we often help people in our church and community financially.
Our ministry to men who are trapped by substance abuse is another way we seek justice for the oppressed. These men worship with us every Sunday and we offer help with mentorship, counseling, housing, food, and friendship.
There are many ways we seek Biblical justice. Our church strongly supports the sanctity of human life. We believe that life begins at conception and is worthy of protection. Sadly, unborn babies are probably the most at risk and oppressed group in our society. We have always supported life in the womb through the crisis pregnancy center and plan to support Align Ministries as part of our Birthday Gift to Jesus.
The main reason for this article is to ask you to pray. This week the Supreme Court of the United States will be taking up the issue of abortion. This is the first time in a while that the Court is considering a challenge to Roe V. Wade. We need to seriously pray that God would do a work in our Supreme Court justices and that they would make a decision for the sake of righteousness and human life. I am asking you all to take some time every day this week to pray for God’s intervention in this matter. Thank you!