Living in the Culture of Death

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We are living in a culture of death, where the world is upside down, innocent human beings are murdered legally, and we all turn a blind eye to the atrocities going on in our city, down the street from our church.

While the above photo might smack of hypocrisy, it is not. It is actually consistent thinking in the culture of death that seeks to hide this awful sin from children, until they are old enough to justify it themselves.

THIS is why we go to high schools, THIS is why we go to colleges, THIS is why we go anywhere and everywhere we can, because until we, as a nation, are on our knees before God, repenting of our sin of apathy, and murder, then we will continue to reap what we sow.

Please, we ask you, if you are on this site, and you are a Christian, consider your unborn neighbor. Like The Good Samaritan who found his neighbor beaten, bloody, and left by the side of the road, let’s love our unborn neighbor.

Let’s honor God’s commands in Proverbs 24:11,

"If you faint in the day of adversity,
		your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
		hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?"

Proverbs 24:10-12

Please, love your neighbor, and help us call for justice, and mercy.

With Liberty and Justice for SOME

WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM A TYRANNICAL EMPIRE IN A DAY WHEN OUR LAWS DEFEND A MUCH MORE BRUTAL FORM OF OPPRESSION.

Since our Nation’s founding, we have claimed to be built on a recognition of certain God given inalienable rights.

In the Declaration of Independence it summarizes these rights as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Through our short history, the people of the United States have allowed and protected practices which contradict the truth on which we claim to rest.
Namely that ALL men are created equal. From the institution of chattel slavery, to the involuntary and often violent removal of Native American peoples from their lands, to a racial segregation, we have often times stood as hypocrites before God.

BUT, HAVE NEVER BEEN AS FAR REMOVED FROM THE VALUES THAT WE CLAIM TO HOLD DEAR AS WE ARE TODAY…

ABORTION IS OUR NATIONAL SIN AND THE EVIL OF OUR AGE.

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All men (women, children, fetus, embryo) are created in the image of the Almighty God, and as such have inherent dignity and worth. 19722_878515105547838_6703275136965970169_nIt is on this truth that every abolitionist movement has hung, the only truth more significant is that the same God who fashioned us in his image stepped down into space and time to become a man, to take away the sins of the world.
People who have been changed by the power of this truth must take up the call to serve Christ and his kingdom in the cause of the abolition of abortion. There can be no allegiance but to Christ, for he alone is King.

WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM WHILE OPPRESSION IS IN OUR MIDST.

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An abolitionist exposing the truth of what happens at Allentown Women’s Center, 31 S Commerce way, Bethlehem, Where human beings are murdered several days a week.

 

Planned Parenthood Allentown
Another abolitionist exposing the truth of what occurs inside this building, at Planned Parenthood Allentown, 29 N 9th street, Allentown

RISE UP, CHRISTIAN, TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, TO OPPOSE THIS GROSS INJUSTICE, AND TO SERVE YOUR KING.

Thank you to AbSoc Fort Worth for the text of this blogpost.

Upcoming Conference

We invite you to join us as we host this conference, in conjunction with the newly formed Abolitionist Society of Philly.

Please feel free to contact us for conference details, if you are interested in joining us from July 16-19 in Philadelphia.

You may reach us by phone at:
(484) 838-5942

Or you may email us at
:  AbolitionistSocietyofAllentown@gmail.com

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Planned Parenthood Allentown

This morning, we went to Planned Parenthood Allentown.
Hearts were hard. We spoke to 3 Fathers who refused outright to love their child, or protect the oppressed by going inside and getting their child, and the woman they were with OUT of that place of death.
One said to us: “I already tried, and I can’t do anymore. It isn’t my responsibility, this is a woman’s world, and she can do what she wants, it’s legal, she can’t get in trouble. I’m not responsible, because I won’t stay in there, I’m standing outside.”
We pointed out he was an accomplice by driving her there. He said: “No, I’m not, she’d just get someone else to drive her.”
Despite many pleas, he persisted in his hard heartedness. We opened a Bible to encourage and rebuke him, but he said: “Don’t open that up, I won’t even get into that.” He heard us give the gospel many times, from afar off, and exhort other fathers to rescue their children, but he remained hard hearted, and determined to stand outside because:
“Th11391495_10205633273163432_4428865584173011653_nere ain’t nothing I can do.”
Pray for this man (Standing behind the signs) whose conscience seemed soft, but his heart was hard. Pray for him to turn to Christ and repent.
He wouldn’t take any literature.
We left a dropcard on his car, that says: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” we hope he read it later.

Our interaction with another apathetic, then angry Dad brought this scripture to mind:
” my son, do not walk in the way with them;
hold back your foot from their paths,
for their feet run to evil,
and they make haste to shed blood.
For in vain is a net spread
in the sight of any bird,
but these men lie in wait for their own blood;
they set an ambush for their own lives.
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;
it takes away the life of its possessors.”
Proverbs 1:15-19
No matter how many offers of help, pleas for mercy, or rebukes to Untitledprotect the innocent, their feet make haste to shed blood, because really, they see themselves as more valuable, and more important than their own child.
Ultimately, though, they destroy themselves, as Romans 2 says:
“But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.”
We pray that the men and women inside read of the promise of forgiveness in Christ, and repent of their sins, seeking him, and not their own desires, wants, and decisions.

One gentleman walking down the street as we stood outside of the Planned Parenthood stopped to speak with us, agreeing that Abortion was indeed wrong.

After a few minutes of speaking, we learned he was a Muslim. We were able to give him the gospel, and hand him some literature containing the truth about the gospel, and abortion. 
It was a short but fruitful conversation.

Please pray for him. Pray he realizes his need for Christ.

So, after a tough morning at Planned Parenthood, where no one turned away or had mercy on their child, we packed up and drove home, praying for an opportunity to engage more people with the truth of the gospel.
We realized school was just letting out, as we saw groups of kids walking down the street, and hanging out, so we stopped and parked the van, and made our way to a local park, dropcarding a bunch of cars on the way.
At the park, there teensallentown71215was a large group of kids just out of school. They were interested in and receptive to what we had to say. Every person in the group took a You’ve Been Lied To booklet. We handed out roughly 20 (maybe more.) We even ran out!

A lot of the teens asked questions, and engaged with us. Within a few minutes, by God’s grace and divine appointment, we were able to verbally give the gospel to the WHOLE GROUP! We were encouraged to see a few intent listeners in the middle of the crowd.

The group as a whole spoke with us for about 20 minutes, they heard, they asked questions, they asked for more booklets, and they weighed in with their own thoughts and ideas, talking amongst themselves about abortion, Jesus Christ, forgiveness, and cheap grace. It was an amazing opportunity to interact and teach using God’s Word as the standard.

To my chagrin, my camera died really early in, so we caught none of the conversations we had, only the beginnings of them, but dead batteries or not, 20+ people heard the gospel today. Hoping hearts were pricked.

Planned Parenthood irony

Be faithful

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One of my favorite scriptures is this:

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:7-10 ESV)

I love this scripture because often, I DO feel weary and I DO want to give up. But rather, I MUST rest in Christ, and continue to plant seeds of truth knowing that, whatever we plant, we will harvest.

It is so easy to feel isolated, alone, or overwhelmed as an abolitionist. Friends, family, people at the high schools, colleges, on the street, overwhelmingly HATE what we have to say.
They yell at us, call the police on us, spit on us, some throw things at us, dump liquids on us, or worse, the odd assault or two, including attempts to steal signs and literature.
Our friends, our family, who have said things like “I’ll always support you, no matter what you do!” suddenly stop talking to us, they may call us, angry, and tell us what we’re doing is wrong.
There is a LOT of emotional pushback, and anger, because, ultimately, the majority of our culture is either apathetic, or deeply engaged in this particular holocaust, and exposing the truth doesn’t sit right with them, and their reactions can go from ignoring us, to being angry with us.
We all KNOW this.

But that isn’t what this post is about…

This post is about the other kind of response, the one that God, in his mercy, allows us to see glimpses of here and there, the response where the light clicks, and someone says: “Yes! This is TRUE! We MUST oppose this evil!”
Or better, if they are not already in Christ, we have the privilege and honor to see that moment of truth, where they realize their need for him, and his Lordship in their life.

THESE are the reasons we plant seeds of truth everywhere we go. And we don’t see them as often as we like. In my case, I often think God has withheld many of them from me, because he is curbing my besetting sin of pride. He’s allowing me to be spit on, yelled at, and ignored, for his own honor and glory, and for my sanctification.

But then… Sometimes, he has given me encouragement, a view of the work that he is doing in Pennsylvania.

This past month he gave me such a glimpse. We have had the pleasure of watching the Abolitionist Society of Philadelphia get on its feet, and begin to grow. That is an immense encouragement to us, as we had begin to feel like Elijah in this area (Only I, Lord!)

But we are seeing the seeds take root, and little plants begin to grow there, and it is marvelous to see how God, in his mercy, is beginning a work there.

And then this week, we were invited to place an ad in a local school yearbook. Speaking to the folks at this school was a breath of fresh air.

In both situations, people came to me and said: “I’ve been watching you, and you may not know it, but seeing how God is working, and what he is doing, is convicting me too.”

This is not me, this is entirely God’s Work. I am in awe, because I wonder, if they are watching me, are they seeing my failures, my stumbles?
Probably, yes.
But what they are seeing, what is impacting their hearts, is God’s work here, in Allentown.

Please, abolitionists, although you may be weary, do not give up. Because what we sow, we also reap.
You don’t know who is watching, who has previously written you off, and yet, over the years, months, weeks, they have come to see God’s Work, and HIS Word.

Continue on, faithfully, persevering, resting in Christ, doing the will of our Father in heaven. What you sow, you will also reap. And do not give up.

-Liz
Co-director
Abolitionist Society of Allentown

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Abortion Apathy is Sin, Abolitionism is Repentance

There is a reason we say: “Abortion apathy is sin, Abolitionism is repentance.”
Consider, Christian, how your life is built on the foundation of abortion. To borrow a phrase from American Vision: How we are all “swimming in the waters of child sacrifice.” (Joel McDurmon)
Some ways abortion impacts our lives:
Your child is vaccinated with vaccines that were developed using cell lines from aborted human beings.
1 in 3 women have an abortion, so consider, what things women have done in their careers that were built on their own child’s sacrifice. The building you work in may have been designed by a woman or man whose child was murdered in abortion.
The Pediatrician you love so much may have finished medical school after having an abortion, etc.
You drink Pepsi, which is tested using aborted fetal cells. Or use make up that uses aborted tissue in it’s development. Maybe your coffee creamer from Nestle was developed using aborted fetal cells for flavor testing.
You had a blood test, and your blood was tested in a lab that also participates in tests etc. that are related to abortive procedures.
Again, 1 in 3 women will have or have had an abortion. How many women in your pews on Sunday, in your family gatherings, in the cubicle next to you have participated in abortion? Maybe by driving a friend, maybe by having one themselves.
Also, consider, the families that you work with, live with, play with, how many of them have aborted unknown children through the use of abortifacient drugs? Children they will never know of? How many of them have participated in IVF to establish a family, their own flesh and blood, furthering an industry that treats humans as property, and freezes them for profit, often destroying them when they’re no longer wanted?
We cannot avoid abortion. Every portion of our lives is touched by it. We cannot avoid that our culture is saturated in the blood of the innocent, and that our hands are stained by it.
Please, church, repent.
Stop handing change in baby bottles to a few well meaning women who may or may not give the gospel to women who find themselves to be pregnant at a bad time.
That is not enough. That barely touches the tip of the iceberg.
Please. Oppose this evil. Consider what God tells us to do in Amos 5:
” Seek good, and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you,
as you have said.
Hate evil, and love good,
and establish justice in the gate.”
Consider, Christian, how we are all culpable for the bloodguilt on our nation.
Repent, and begin to establish justice.
Say: “No more!” and call for nothing less than the abolition of abortion. Stop having peace with the act of child sacrifice, and call out against it.

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Isaiah 1

Preaching the Word to Moms and Dads at the abortion mill.
Preaching the Word to Moms and Dads at the abortion mill.

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth;
for the LORD has spoken:
“Children have I reared and brought up,
but they have rebelled against me.
The ox knows its owner,
and the donkey its master’s crib,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand.”

Ah, sinful nation,
a people laden with iniquity,
offspring of evildoers,
children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken the LORD,
they have despised the Holy One of Israel,
they are utterly estranged.

Why will you still be struck down?
Why will you continue to rebel?
The whole head is sick,
and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even to the head,
there is no soundness in it,
but bruises and sores
and raw wounds;
they are not pressed out or bound up
or softened with oil.

Your country lies desolate;
your cities are burned with fire;
in your very presence
foreigners devour your land;
it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.
And the daughter of Zion is left
like a booth in a vineyard,
like a lodge in a cucumber field,
like a besieged city.

If the LORD of hosts
had not left us a few survivors,
we should have been like Sodom,
and become like Gomorrah.

Hear the word of the LORD,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!
“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
says the LORD;
I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of well-fed beasts;
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats.

“When you come to appear before me,
who has required of you
this trampling of my courts?
Bring no more vain offerings;
incense is an abomination to me.
New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations—
I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts
my soul hates;
they have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen;
your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
but if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be eaten by the sword;
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

How the faithful city
has become a whore,
she who was full of justice!
Righteousness lodged in her,
but now murderers.
Your silver has become dross,
your best wine mixed with water.
Your princes are rebels
and companions of thieves.
Everyone loves a bribe
and runs after gifts.
They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
and the widow’s cause does not come to them.

Therefore the Lord declares,
the LORD of hosts,
the Mighty One of Israel:
“Ah, I will get relief from my enemies
and avenge myself on my foes.
I will turn my hand against you
and will smelt away your dross as with lye
and remove all your alloy.
And I will restore your judges as at the first,
and your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness,
the faithful city.”

Zion shall be redeemed by justice,
and those in her who repent, by righteousness.
But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,
and those who forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
For they shall be ashamed of the oaks
that you desired;
and you shall blush for the gardens
that you have chosen.
For you shall be like an oak
whose leaf withers,
and like a garden without water.
And the strong shall become tinder,
and his work a spark,
and both of them shall burn together,
with none to quench them.

(Isaiah 1 ESV)