National Life Chain Sunday October 4
On Sunday afternoon, October 4, National Life Chain Sunday 2009 will
occupy sidewalks in over 1450 U.S. and Canadian cities, as earnest
defenders of human life seek God's divine help to end the legalized
killing of preborn fellow citizens. Participation will rely heavily on
pastors who deem abortion perilous to any nation and who, with humility
and boldness, lead their worshippers to a time of solemn prayer,
meditation, and public witness.
During an earlier age of spiritual darkness--the Jewish Holocaust,
David Ben-Gurion addressed the silence and inaction of Israel’s would
be friends: "What have you done to us, you freedom-loving peoples,
guardians of justice, defenders of the high principles of democracy and
of the brotherhood of man? What have you allowed to be perpetrated
against a defenseless people while you stood aside and let them bleed
to death...? Why do you profane our pain and wrath with empty
expressions of sympathy which ring like a mockery in the ears of
millions of the damned in the torture houses of Nazi Europe?"
Today, 65 years later in America, Canada, and the other Western nations
graced by Christendom, the blood of preborn fellow citizens pleads
unceasingly to reluctant pulpits and pews: "Why do you pretend to
oppose our mutilation yet readily acquiesce to powers local and
national that deny us the meager mercies afforded slaughter animals?
Why do you embrace an 'issue' instead of our humanity and betray us
with trite condolences? For how long will you allow the corporate
church to squander its integrity and withhold compassion? And for how
long will you permit bloodguilt to accumulate against you, until denial
and détente consume your freedom and comfort?"
Wrote Albert Einstein: "The world is too dangerous to live in--not
because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who let it
happen." Thus the truth of 2 Chronicles 7:14. With no tyrant to blame,
is the Abortion Holocaust on our soil too real for us to grasp?
The solution? Four decades of lay pro-life leadership have seen no
serious decline in annual abortions (surgical and chemical), and today
lay leaders realize their inability to protect from deadly predators
the most helpless church family members--the preborn sons and
daughters. Wrote Afro-American pastor Clenard Childress regarding
America's Holocaust and its enduring carnage: "The pew cannot do what
the pulpit is suppose to do." In each city and town, the battle to end
legalized abortion rests foremost with pastors who will equip
themselves for spiritual warfare, plan wisely, mobilize their flocks,
and stand boldly against the forces destroying our youth and culture.
While only a first step into pro-life activism, Life Chain is a serious
step that tests our concern. It follows a strict Code of Conduct, is
peaceful, and urges all family members, young and old, to attend.
Pastors may add prayer topics to those listed on the back of Life Chain
signs, and each pastor who prepares his people for prayer and witness
is greatly valued. It is fervently hoped that God will anoint National
Life Chain Sunday 2009 and use it mightily for His purpose and glory.
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Contact: Royce Dunn, Director
Source: Life Chain
Date: October 1, 2009
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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in
Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state
coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of
Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our
society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political
persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic
backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has
been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the
human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that
every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is
dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection
for the disabled and the elderly. Click here to learn more about the IFRL.