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.

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. 

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. 

THE TRUTH.

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.