An organization called The Missionaries To The Preborn yesterday sent me the pamphlet that follows; they also enclosed a financial contribution to me. That event created a delayed reaction in me.  I woke up this morning and realized I had learned something about myself while I was asleep: the Missionaries To The Preborn sent me a contribution because I’m a missionary too!

 

 I had never really thought of myself as a missionary before.  When you read the pamphlet, you'll see that most Christians in this generation were like me in not recognizing that the ministry to the Preborn is in fact a missions field of truly historic proportions.

 

This is one time when my denseness did not get me in trouble.  In spite of the fact that I didn't know I was a missionary, I’ve been responding to a missionary call on my life from the Lord Jesus Christ for about 17 years now.  That’s how long ago the Lord Jesus Christ first forced me to understand what was happening to His preborn babies in the USA. I never focused on myself as a missionary because I was self-sufficient financially.  Since I didn’t need to depend on others for financial support, I never had a need to explain to anyone, not even myself, that I was a missionary; I simply went about doing what I was called to do for the most part using my own financial resources for support.

 

Now my financial uncertainty has caused me to see things that were once invisible.

 

 It’s amazing how something can be right before your eyes--even a part of nearly every action you take in life--and yet still remain invisible until some event causes you to look at things in a certain way and then, bam!, there it is, clear as day and as close and plain as the nose on your face.

 

Read the pamphlet that follows and see if it doesn't illuminate some things that have been hidden from most Christians in this generation. 

 

 


 

ARE PREBORN BABIES A PEOPLE GROUP WORTHY OF OUR MINISTRY?

(An Apologetic Presented by Missionaries to the Preborn)

 

 

Preborn 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.

 

All 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.

 

As 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 his 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.

 

Just 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.

 

The question we pose is: "Shouldn't we, as Christians, minister to preborn people today?"

 

Is a Mission to the Preborn Legitimate?

 

A 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 mission.

 

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."

 

The 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 24 [28 and counting, editor] 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.

 

One pastor from South Carolina, Michael doer, 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.

 

“Our 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.

 

"You 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, hut I cannot do all of me 101 things that must be done to fight the battle.

 

"Likewise, 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 full-time missionaries.

 

"They can be there when we can't. They can do me things that we don't have time to do. They stand in our place and represent us just like foreign missionaries do."

 

How Do You Bring the Gospel to Preborn Babies?

 

This 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.

 

How did the Good Samaritan bring the gospel in his cross-cultural ministry to the guy left for dead in me 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. Amy 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."

 

Missiologist 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.

 

"The 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..."

 

As 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!

 

 

Preborn children are not an issue.

 

Preborn children are “oppressed,.”  Isaiah 1:17 & 58:6.

Preborn children are “weak and needy,” Psalm 82:4.

Preborn children are “the least of these,” Matthew 25:40.

Preborn children are “your neighbor,” Luke 10:25-37.

 

 

Since 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 ministry?

 

Before 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.

 

 

Missionaries To The Preborn

 PO Box 26931

 Milwaukee, WI 53226

mtpmilw@execpc.com

 

 


One of these days, if the Lord tarries, a different kind of awakening is going to happen to millions of Christians in this nation.  All the Christians in this nation who have ignored their personal collaboration with the people making a living butchering God’s children are going to wake up and they're going to see something they managed to ignore way too long.  They’re going to be confronted with the most horrible fact they’ve ever seen in their lives--the knowledge of their personal, mortal bloodguilt in allowing this holocaust against God’s preborn children to continue in this nation for nearly three decades.  I hope I am there that day to tell them that the grace of God in Christ Jesus is sufficient even for these things.  But even if I’m not, the Holy Spirit will be there to minister to those who are in Christ Jesus in more than name only.

 

 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

 

I am now a missionary who must depend on the support of God's people to provide for my family and provide me with the means of carrying out my missionary work.  Please consider approaching your Church about supporting me as a missionary. I would love to have a chance to come and talk to your congregation about the things the Lord Jesus Christ is moving me to share with His people about the many needs we have on this mission field.

 

Neal Horsley, August 10, 2002

 

 

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