Are Preborn Babies a People Group Worthy
of Our Ministry?
children are the most oppressed people group in
the world today. In America, 4500 of them are
murdered by abortion every day. That is a million
and a half every year. Worldwide, 55 million are
murdered every year.
across the world there has been a campaign to
strip preborn children of their humanity. They
have been called "blobs of tissue,"
"products of conception," and "fetuses."
All these terms are meant to dehumanize the preborn,
in order to make killing them seem acceptable.
Christians, we know that this is nothing new.
Down through the years, man, in all his wickedness,
has labeled people groups which he wants to oppress
in terms which dehumanize the victims. In Germany,
Jewish people were labeled in terms which dehumanized
them in order to make killing them seem acceptable.
In America, black people were labeled in terms
which dehumanized them in order to make enslaving
them seem acceptable.
because people say that another people group is
"less than human" doesn’t mean
that they are. In fact, as Christians, we know
that they are made in God’s image, that
Jesus Christ died for them, and therefore, they
are worthy of our love and ministry. This is why
Christians ministered to Jewish people in Europe
during World War II. This is why Christians ministered
to black people in America during slavery.
question we pose is:
"Shouldn’t we, as Christians, minister
to preborn people today?"
a Mission to the Preborn Legitimate?
while back, one of our missionaries was told by
a pastor that she was not a missionary and that
Missionaries to the Preborn was not a legitimate
We submit that Missionaries to the Preborn is
legitimate. Earl Parvin, in his book, Missions
USA, rightly declared what legitimizes a mission
when he said, "The crucial factor that determines
whether or not a particular group is a mission
field signaling the need for parachurch assistance
is a decision by the church that she cannot effectively
evangelize that group by any other means."
preborn meet the criteria of the "crucial
factor." The Church in its regular functions
has failed to properly minister to them. Their
unjust slaughter has gone on for over 30 years
now! Missionaries to the Preborn was established
because there was clearly a need to have people
set aside all in their lives and minister to the
preborn on a full-time basis.
we must all do something on behalf of the preborn,
a pastor from South Carolina, Michael Cloer, has
recognized the "crucial factor." He
recently wrote, " We want to put a full-time
missionary in front of every abortion mill in
America. A missionary that can help organize and
lead the fight against abortion. A missionary
representing the Church of Jesus Christ and supported
by the Church, by people like you and me.
experience, and that of others across the country,
has shown that pro-life missionaries are essential.
Of course, they are not any more important than
you or me, but having their full-time effort is
critical if we are serious about winning the war.
see, I’m a pastor by calling, not a missionary.
I have a role in this battle, but I can’t
devote myself to it full-time. I can provide leadership
within the realm of my calling, but I cannot do
all of the 101 things that must be done to fight
you also have responsibilities that prevent you
from devoting yourself to full-time pro-life missions.
It’s not that you don’t care, or that
I don’t care, we simply have different callings
and time limitations. That’s why we need
can be there when we can’t. They can do
the things that we don’t have time to do.
They stand in our place and represent us just
like foreign missionaries do."
Do You Bring the Gospel to Preborn Babies?
is truly a cross-cultural ministry. The babies
are preborn and we are postborn. The parents who
come to the abortion centers are from every race
and nationality imaginable.
did the Good Samaritan bring the gospel in his
cross-cultural ministry to the guy left for dead
in the ditch? He ministered to his most immediate
need. The preborn are in need. They are about
to be murdered! Just because they can’t
pray the sinners prayer or give money in the offering
plate doesn’t mean they are not worthy of
our love and ministry.
Carmichael was often criticized by fellow missionaries
for starting an orphanage for the little girls
who were oppressed by the practice of temple prostitution.
They said, "What you are doing is not spiritual."
Amy’s response was, "Souls are more
or less attached to bodies."
J. Herbert Kane, in his book, "Understanding
Missions," talks about the love missionaries
have for people, especially the people group to
which God has called them. He states, "Nor
was this love confined to a passion for souls.
With the love of God poured into their hearts
by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5), they overflowed
with love to others - not just their souls, but
their bodies as well. They loved them as persons,
not just as potential converts; and they tried
to minister to the needs of the whole man: body,
mind, and soul.
missionaries went where others would not go, and
remained with the people they loved through famine,
flood, plague, pestilence, and war. Often they
endangered their own lives to save the lives of
others. They may not have raised the dead; but
they healed the sick, fed the poor, and clothed
the naked. They cared for widows and orphans.
They took in abandoned baby girls, fed, clothed,
and educated them..."
Christians, we are to care for people and minister
to their needs. This is the command of Christ.
By doing so, we are obeying God and are afforded
the opportunity to share God’s way of salvation
with many. Missionaries to the Preborn exists
to do exactly that!
children are not an issue.
children are "oppressed," Isaiah 1:17&58:6.
children are "weak and needy," Psalm
children are "the least of these," Matthew
children are "your neighbor," Luke 10:25-37.
Christianity affirms the humanity of preborn children,
and affirms that abortion is the murder of preborn
children, don’t you think there should be
a Christian mission devoted to their love and
the year 1990 however, there was not a single
Christian mission in existence in America or the
world which had targeted the preborn child as
its people group. That all changed in September
of 1990 when Missionaries to the Preborn was founded
with 17 full-time missionaries.