Confessions of a "Silenced" Pro Life Pastor
I know what you're probably thinking. If you know me, you know I am Pro Life. And as a Pastor you most likely expected that I would be. But the truth is, I have been afraid to be vocal about it. Especially on Social Media. I have been silent on the subject for some time.
I WAS AFRAID.
I was afraid of the reaction by some and possible hurt of others. I was worried that if I took a clear stand on this highly contested issue it might close a door of opportunity with someone for the sake of the Gospel. I was afraid of hurting the one that has had an abortion without the opportunity to counsel them in love. I was concerned that my audience or sphere of influence might shrink. I feared the unfollow.
I repent and confess that this has been a quiet form of compromise. I confess that I was allowing fear to keep me silent. I can see now that I was not using the voice God has given me regarding this life and death issue. I was wrong.
No More will I stay silent. No longer will I keep quiet on this important issue. I am going to use the voice God has given me to speak out against the tragedy of abortion. I will pray for those that have been hurt by it. I will seek to counsel in love those whom I am given the opportunity. But I will not be afraid anymore.
Abortion is murder. Abortion is sin. Abortion is wrong. BUT God can and will forgive all who will come to Him in Jesus Name.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.