D. L. Moody Center releases profound new guide for Christians on abortion in a post Roe v. Wade world
July 25, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — D. L. Moody Center (moodycenter.org) is known across America as a catalyst for spiritual revival both in New England and beyond. For Christians searching for a biblical response to those who condemn the pro-life movement because of the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling last month which overturned the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, D. L. Moody Center President James Spencer has recently released an innovative guide titled “20 Questions: Christians, Abortion, and the United States.”
The insightful guide provides clear answers to questions many are asking in order to help God’s people point to Christ in a post-Roe v. Wade world. The guide addresses questions about biblical and theological issues, the role and scope of the state’s authority, and the ruling itself, as well as offering insight into the way Christians might discern truth online and be a witness for Christ as they respond to the recent violence and hate towards the pro-life movement.
“After the monumental decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson case that overturned Roe v. Wade and determined that abortion is not a constitutional right, Christians will be faced with a number of different questions,” Spencer stated. “While we should celebrate the decision, we must also prepare for what comes after.”
Spencer continued, “‘20 Questions’ is intended to help Christians adopt a posture of compassion toward those who are committed to a pro-abortion stance, as well as offer biblical and theological insights regarding the topic of abortion overall. It seeks to offer a unique take on the abortion question by (a) evaluating the relationship between the church and state, (b) taking a decidedly theological approach to the way Christians should respond to those in the pro-abortion camp, and (c) offering key insights from the Old Testament about abortion.
“I pray that as Christians respond to and participate in the abortion debate, we will have compassion for the lost while we demonstrate our conviction that all life is sacred. My hope is that this set of questions will help readers not only answer questions and respond to objections but serve as a reminder that we cannot set aside the proclamation of the Gospel even for something as important as advocating for the unborn. Protecting the unborn and saving the lost must go hand in hand because Christians do not have the luxury of choosing who gets to hear the Gospel. Our job is to point others to Christ. How can we make disciples if we alienate the very people we should be reaching?”
“20 Questions: Christians, Abortion, and the United States”is offered at no cost from D. L. Moody Center as part of its “Shine Bright 365” initiative. “Shine Bright 365” is a year-long comprehensive campaign designed to encourage believers to shine bright for Christ in a dark world.
Spencer concluded, “As Dwight Moody once said, ‘In the place God has put us, he expects us to shine, to be living witnesses, to be a bright and shining light. While we are here, our work is to shine for him.’ We have recently been placed in a post-Roe v. Wade world. Our task now is to shine brightly for Christ in this new world.”
The D. L. Moody Center is also pleased to announce the launch of its new 10-day Bible plan, Living As If God Exists (Because He Does), on the YouVersion app.Inspired by the ‘Go Dark, Shine Bright’ campaign, this plan encourages readers to turn their focus from their own stories to step into God’s big story.
The D.L. Moody Center is an independent non-profit organization located in Northfield, Massachusetts. Dedicated to preserving and advancing the legacy of Dwight Moody, the D. L. Moody Center is a catalyst for spiritual formation in New England and beyond through evangelism and discipleship.
As a destination for spiritual renewal, the D. L. Moody Center is not a school. Nevertheless, there is much to learn by studying D. L. Moody and what God accomplished through his life which began in New England, at the Northfield, Massachusetts campus, the heart of Moody’s ministry as well as his childhood home.