ABOLITIONIST SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO
ABOLISH HUMAN ABORTION
If you would like to join us we do ask that you agree with our Statements of Faith, the Five Tenets and Two Modes of Abolition. Please read carefully and prayerfully.
1. Evangelical (Biblical)
The Bible is our foundation and starting point when we engage in conversations about abortion. Abolitionism stands and falls on the truth of two interrelated theological propositions derived from the Bible and nowhere else. 1. Human beings are created in the image of God and reflect His image. 2. The Creator Himself became a man in order to rescue mankind from sin, self-destruction, death, and eternal separation from God.
Abortion is ultimately only wrong because mankind was created in the image of God. Abortion murders image bearers of God. The Bible commands Christians to abstain from evil, every work of darkness and to expose it (Ephesians 5:11).
James 1:27 says pure and undefiled religion is taking care of orphans and widows. This is every Christians call.
2. Reliant on the providence of God
In evangelism and exposing evil, we rely on God's Word and not the methods of man. Abolitionists have always cried, "duty is ours, the results are God's!" This means that when someone skeptically and critically asks us if our methods are really effective we point them to God's Word and His commands to actively engage the lost world.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58
3. Gospel Centered
Only the Gospel is the answer to abortion because abortion is sin. We never get into a conversation about abortion without telling someone how we are made in the image of God and God himself died for those who are made in His image. Only the Gospel (the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ) can change a person who is opposed to Jesus and the Bible.
The Gospel is the power of salvation for those who believe it (Rom 1:16) and the only way a person can have power over sin. You can convince a person that abortion is wrong but if they are not born again that person is headed to hell and needs to be warned.
4. Obligation of the body of Christ
It is the responsibility of the Body of Christ to expose the evil of abortion (Eph 5:11) and to bring the gospel to the world (Mark 16:15). Throughout history men and women of God were motivated by their understanding that humans are made in the image of God and so they were compelled to action.
We are the bride of Christ and we should be privileged to be the ones to bring the light of the Gospel in bold conflict to child sacrifice.
Christians are to “abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (Rom. 12:9), to expose evil (Eph. 5:11), and to destroy the ungodly thinking that defends evil (2 Cor. 10:5). We are exhorted to rescue the weak from death, snatch the falling from flames, and hold back the stumbling from the slaughter.
5. Now: Immediate and Uncompromising
In light of the reality that abortion is sin, we call for its immediate and total abolition. God never suggests a gradual repentance of sin (individually or nationally) but rather a radical cutting off and turning towards Christ alone in total faith.
We believe that allowing abortion in some cases along the way to its total abolition is neither strategically sound nor consistently Christian. You cannot abolish any evil by justifying or allowing it to continue in some cases. Any strategy for ending abortion in this country which allows for the continued occurrence of some abortions for the sake of eventually outlawing the rest, though seemingly pragmatic, is compromise and it’s promises of effectiveness are false.
Abolitionists must make every effort to engage equally in works of assistance and agitation. In this we simultaneously fulfill our servanthood mandate to be salt with our prophetic mandate to be light.
ASSISTANCE: Helping the helpless; Caring for the Abandoned and fatherless; Practicing “True Religion”; Showing Compassion for those caught up in the culture of death; helping to restore those who have committed the sin of abortion to find forgiveness, healing, and redemption in Christ.
Abolitionists must not simply stand-up and speak-out against the injustices they seek to abolish. They must also give their lives to helping those caught up in the culture that contains those injustices. This means caring for the numerous children who were not destroyed by abortion yet born into a life of maltreatment, neglect, abandonment, and abuse. This means opening our homes to the fatherless, and our hearts to the forsaken through adoption and foster-care. This means assisting women with financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual counseling and care. This means doing to others as you would have them do to you.
AGITATION: Destroying Speculations; Undermining Misinformation; Awakening the Apathetic; Unsettling the Indifferent; exposing evils, not just abstaining from them.
Abolitionists make a practice of bringing the darkness of abortion out into the light of day. This means putting the horrors of abortion on display before the happy-go-lucky world. This means speaking out about spiritual destruction which abortion causes to men, women, children, the family, and the entire fabric of our so-called modern society. This means exposing the abortion industry as a multi-million dollar business built on the blood of oppressed people. This means exposing the way the abortion “issue” is used as a political football by lobbyists on both sides of the aisle to insure their party’s power and place of influence. This means pointing out the fact that most churches do little to stand against abortion and that most pastors are terrified to speak out against child-sacrifice from the pulpit.
3) Read through our ideology below (5 Tenets and 2 Modes)