Thursday, April 15, 2010

This video was taken outside First Assembly of God Church in Ventura, CA. Todd Bullis had approached several churches in the Ventura area, asking them if they were doing any pro-life work. When he learned that most had no outreach to crisis pregnancy centres and were not speaking out about abortion, he felt called to rebuke them.

Now, you may not like what Todd does: which is to display graphic images of aborted babies at the entrance to the church on Sunday morning, as people arrive for the service. And many do not like this approach. In fact, Todd was sprayed with vinegar by an off-duty policeman, who then took a hose and hosed Todd until he was soaked, an act for which he received no punishment from the city police.

This video makes us all uncomfortable but it is worth reading the account by Tom Ambrose, who decided to investigate whether Todd's allegations of inaction on the part of the church were correct. You can read Tom's account here

The Partial Birth Abortion of America's Churches

Further account of what has happened at the church, you can read here

Pro Life Activists Revisit Police Hoser's Church

Whether you agree with Todd's methods or not, it cannot be disputed that churches are silent on the greatest holocaust in human history - the war on the unborn. I would love to hear if any church does speak out about abortion, please let me know. Because it would be good to hear some good news on this.

Sadly, most pastors and priests are so uncomfortable with the issue of abortion, that they cannot even mention the word. I believe that the truth lies in the fact that we, as Christians, have accepted the immorality of our society and we have bought into the majority view that sexual activity is something private, that no one can speak about. Yet, millions of innocent children are put to death to keep the "sin" of sexual immorality quiet, and millions of men and women are scarred by the results of that sin.

The price of silence, we haven't any idea how high it is, but God will not be mocked forever. We will be called to account for every life that has been terminated by our complicity in "choice".

They forgot the God who saved them; who had done great things in Egypt, miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. So he said he would destroy them - had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.
... they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs. They worshipped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
Therefore the Lord was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance. He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them and subjected them to their power. Many times he delivered them but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented. - Psalm 106

So who is our Moses today? who will stand in the gap and cry out to the Lord for mercy? who will call the people to repentance? Todd Bullis is one for sure.

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