The Sanctity of Human Life
The Declaration of Independence, in its second sentence states, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Somewhere between the writing of this foundational document and today the right to life has been lost and is no longer “self-evident.” Since 1973 over 50 million children have been aborted in the United States of America. Just last year another 1.2 million children were added to the grave…except there is no grave. These lost children don’t even have the dignity of a burial. If the above number is not outrageous enough, consider that over 65% of women who abort their children claim to be Christians. It seems obvious to me that Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is not only a necessity in our country but also our churches. But we need something much more to fight this culture of death that has descended over our nation….
On Mother’s Day 2012 Grand Avenue Baptist Church will launch the Grand Family Adoption Fund. This fund will be used to help our member families who are seeking to adopt a child with the financial burden. It costs $450 to abort a child in the United States. $450. It will take much more than that to save a child. At Grand, we stand ready to do much more.