PPN Encourages Pastors to Help Others Fight Abortion as Roe v. Wade Marks 41 Years

PHILADELPHIA—More than four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the landscape of the country with its devastating Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America.

This week, 41 years later on January 22, 2014, more than 56 million unborn babies have died as a result of the 1973 court decision—1.2 million babies annually or one abortion every 26 seconds, according to LifeNews.com.

While it can be intimidating for pastors to bring politics to the pulpit, Sam Rohrer, President of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) and American Pastors’ Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net), says pastors have a responsibility to bring biblical truth to their congregations on all issues—even sensitive ones.

“With the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 that the killing of our precious babies was legal and appropriate, our nation officially rejected God’s law as supreme and declared that in essence, government was now God. The indisputable result is the genocide of an entire generation of Americans. Perhaps even far worse from God’s perspective is that this action, then coupled with other actions of government that arrogantly spurn the God who established this nation – a once shining city on a hill – have placed this nation under God’s Divine judgment.  No nation can violate God’s laws without severe consequences – not even the United States of America. We call upon all pastors across this land to speak not only to the evil of this murder but to the sins of God’s people for being silent on an issue that is not political but moral. May we, as Americans, who fear God and love freedom fall on our knees in repentance for our sins and pray that God will have mercy upon our land which flows with the blood of innocent lives.”

Rohrer encourages pastors to be involved in local pro-life events in their communities this week and to take advantage of the extensive Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network online resource library, with hundreds of resources to help pastors tackle the tough issues in their churches, including a special section dedicated to the topic of abortion.

PPN’s resource library is organized by genre (books, DVDs, articles, links, audio and video) as well as by topic. Some books are available for purchase, and the library also offer pastors information about classes or workshops they can attend online or in person for a fee. Many resources are free for pastors to read and/or download.

A list of topics also help pastors who are looking for insight on today’s other pressing headlines, such the Constitution, creation vs. evolution, economics, education, homosexuality, marriage, prayer, the Culture War and the environment. The library also houses many sermon titles that can serve as intelligent and timely starts to sermons that will equip congregations to be the salt and light of the Earth in a dark world.

For more information on Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, visit www.papastors.net.  For more information on the American Pastors’ Network, visit www.americanpastorsnetwork.net, or call 610.584.1225 for information on both organizations.

The Pennsylvania and American Pastors’ Networks are groups of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a state chapter affiliate of the American Pastors’ Network. The American Pastors’ Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501 C3 non-profit organization).

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