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:
“There 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.”
No matter how many offers of help, pleas for mercy, or rebukes to protect 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 was 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.