Commentary by Pastor Al Howard
For years I have read books on Abraham Lincoln. I have always been fascinated by the man and his mission. The debate will go on forever whether he was a Christian or not. From my personal research I believe he was not. However, I do believe he was a moral and deeply honest man who cared very much for the United States. He had insight that was incredible and a determination to keep a country on track that was teeter-tottering on the edge of disaster. I often wonder had he been President today with all of our hi-tech expertise and knowledge how he would lead us in such troubling times.
His convictions and feelings about slavery were varied and at times greatly misunderstood.
For legal abortion to end in America, Christian pastors must apply their talents, influence, and pulpit privileges to seven leadership urgencies. The need is dire.
Urgency 1: Restore integrity to Pro-life within the church, that our eyes might see and our ears hear.
Please, Pastors, implore us the church to discern the very literal American Holocaust—the
massive killing of fellow Americans....
Implore us to embrace not the “abortion issue” but the humanity of its victims. Why do we proclaim endangered Preborns to be precious human beings and then evade their defense? Do we doubt their humanity and personhood?
Implore us to extend “pure and undefiled religion” to ‘orphans’ rendered ‘fatherless’....
If an unmarried Christian girl becomes pregnant, what can the church do?
With the world’s morals continuing to spiral downward, efforts to stem the tide of moral decline in the church are commendable.
But some Christian leaders consider the presence of a pregnant teenager in a church service to be an indication of moral weakness within the church body. Seeking to avoid the appearance of evil, and hoping to protect their younger members from corrupt influences, these leaders stand boldly against unwed pregnancy.