Words and phrases like abolitionists, abolitionist pastors, abolition month, and the phrase or hashtag #abolishabortion are all new to my vocabulary. I am Ben and let me say it is great to be a Christian and a pastor in modern day America. People want change. Americans want to go back to a “normal way of life,” but let me challenge you. The normal way of life was not all that great. People were still rude, still prideful, still shedding innocent blood, still sinning and still seeking self-gain. We do need change, but it is not money in your pocket or the life without masks and COVID19 restrictions I’m talking about. The change that we pastors, churches, evangelicals, and anyone who associates themselves with Christ need is a heart change. We need to repent.
We need to weep in anguish and heartfelt agony to God for our slothfulness and laziness in the “Great Commission.” You see, abolishing abortion is so much more than making abortion illegal. It is about seeing millions of babies saved and given the opportunity to live a life pleasing to God, to see them accept salvation and to see their mothers and fathers come to know Christ in an intimate, personal way. I have always told people that I am pro-life, but what I meant when I said that was that I truly despise the act of abortion and every excuse as to why someone should abort their child, which in reality and biblically speaking is murdering their child. I have always hated abortion and all that organizations like Planned Parenthood stand for in America.
I moved to Oklahoma in March of 2020 just a week before the national quarantine that lasted a little over two months. During that time, I started following preachers from the area and quickly learned they were in a fight to make abortion illegal not only in Oklahoma, but nationally. I realized that these guys shared the same basic view of abortion that I did, so I reached out to them. They showed me the difference in abolitionism and pro-life doctrine and methodology and quickly helped me realized I am an abolitionist pastor.
I preach that it is a sin to murder the unborn and that anyone who supports it directly or indirectly is in sin also according to Romans 1:32, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Since meeting these fellow abolition pastors, I have been invited to different events, but one particularly important event is taking place during the month January 2021: Abolition of Abortion Month.
I am so thankful to be a part of Abolition Month; to be able to fight against this wile of the devil along side these faithful brothers who have been leading the way in Oklahoma for years. It is time to put feet on our faith, as one preacher said, and be good soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Abortion laws are a spiritual matter, saving the innocent lives that are murdered every day of the year is a spiritual matter, and reaching these mothers with the gospel is a spiritual matter.
Church, wake up! Pastors, preach hard on sin and encourage the women in your church that may have had an abortion that forgiveness is offered in Christ Jesus. Preach hard against these pro-life regulations that that accept the idea that a woman can murder her child as long as they cover every base and jump every hurdle to get to that point. When I got saved I immediately enlisted as a soldier into the Lord’s army and am commanded to fight for the Truth. That is the calling of every pastor. The Truth that all are created in the image of God and that abortion is therefore murder must be earnestly contended for.
Abolition Month is going to take place in January, 2021. I hope to see other pastors get involved with their churches in the fight to abolish abortion, to stop the shedding of innocent blood and seek the forgiveness of God for our collective apathy and compromise. Proverbs 6 tells us that their are six sins that God hates and seven are an abomination to him. One of those is the shedding of innocent blood and I do not want to have that on my account. We as fellow Christians need to come together in unity and help abolish abortion. We can help build the kingdom of God in fulfilling the call to Christ’s “Great Commission.”
Matthew 25:40 — “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (KJV).”
I encourage every Church to join me in participating in Abolition of Abortion Month. You can learn more by joining the Abolition Month Pastors Group on Facebook. It’s a private group, so reach out to me, Tim Gillespie, Dusty Deevers, other Oklahoma abolitionist pastors, or Free the States and we can add you. Resources such as educational videos and pamphlets will be provided for participating churches to help you as you encourage your congregation to stand and demand equal justice for our unborn neighbors. You will find information about weekly themes and how to get involved in the movement to totally and immediately abolish abortion in your state.
Ben Brewer is husband to Kassidi Brewer with whom he has two children, Aubrey (3yr) and Lydia (1yr). He is originally from middle Tennessee between Chattanooga and Nashville. He and Kassidi love serving in ministry together. God called them to Oklahoma to pastor full time at Blue Bell Free Will Baptist in Sapulpa in March of 2020. They are committed to doing the will of God according to His Word.