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how bold is your church?

If your pastor said this:

“I make a promise to you now and I don’t want you to keep this a secret,” the pastor pronounced, “the Peachtree Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, Georgia) will care for any newborn baby you bring to this church.

“We will be the family to find a home for that child, and there’s no limit on this. You can tell your friends, you can tell your family, you can tell the whole world …”

Would your church back him up?

Would they make a home for those babies?

. . . . . .

It seems to me that if your church is Pro-Life from the pulpit, then your church must be Pro-Life when it comes to adoption.

(HT: Take Your Vitamin Z)

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  1. Anna Avery
    August 16, 2009 at 1:18 am

    That is fantastic. Oh my heart is just overjoyed at this.

    That is how the Body is supposed to work. That is practicing what you preach.
    That is what Jesus would do.

    Praise God for Bible-following churches.

  2. nateandhan
    August 16, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I agree. Well stated on your part, “if your church is Pro-life from the pulpit, then your church must be Pro-life when it comes to adoption.” Great challenge to churches and all Christians

  3. erin
    August 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Priase the Lord! I love to hear of things like this and would gladly be a part of that mission!

  4. Brandon
    August 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Yeah, that’s wonderful. I love it.

  5. antoniolee
    August 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Churches finding shelter for cute babies is awesome. Would the church be just as willing to do the same for a smelly homeless guy?

    • Tyler
      August 18, 2009 at 7:26 am

      antoniolee, let’s remember that sheltering a “smelly homeless guy” is completely different from adopting a child to raise in the fear and admonition of the Lord for life

      • antoniolee
        August 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

        I agree. I realize the needs of a child are different than those of a homeless man (there are exceptions). But shouldn’t the willingness and urgency to help be equal whether it’s a child or a man without a home? They are both under the curse of sin, and they both need to be introduced to the love of Christ. Both have an eternity somewhere.

  6. August 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I had the good fortune of serving with Vic Pentz on a New Church Development Task Force, when we were both residing in Houston. He was bold in his faith/actions back then, and it is good to see he is still pressing against conventional/contemporary wisdom and limits. I might also add, that this sort of boldness is generally lacking in his denomination.

  7. Brandon
    August 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Antoniolee,

    While the urgency may be equal, it doesn’t mean it’s equal in function. A baby has little motor skills. A baby can’t talk. A baby can’t look for food. A baby can’t read. A baby can’t understand people talking to him or her. I think infants are far more helpless than many of the homeless folks I meet, so I don’t think we can make one-to-one comparisons on how immediate our response should be to how we can care for them. With babies, their needs are obvious. When you’re talking about a homeless adult, there are many things to consider in trying to help them in ways that actually benefit them in the long run.

    I think I can say, that if someone put in front of me a homeless man and an infant, I would help the infant first.

    All that to say, our need for Christ is all the same. So I’m with you there.

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