How Should Christians Respond to the Dobbs Decision? - Radical

How Should Christians Respond to the Dobbs Decision?

As we prepare to gather as churches tomorrow in light of the ruling in our country yesterday, let’s…

Praise God that for the first time in almost 50 years in our country, it is no longer seen as a constitutional right for people to take the lives of children in their mother’s wombs. Every good gift comes from God’s hand, and this is a good gift that God has given by his grace for his glory as the Creator who forms each of us fearfully and wonderfully in a mother’s womb.

Pray that in the days to come, abortion would not only be illegal across our nation of states, but unthinkable across our minds and hearts.

Love women with unwanted pregnancies who feel like abortion is their hope, and who feel like they just lost hope, especially as they watch people (including Christians) celebrate this ruling. Love the dads involved in these pregnancies. And love every person who views abortion differently than we do.

Commit our lives and families and church families in a fresh way to care for those with unwanted pregnancies. Commit to serve them, honor them, work for their sake, and address all the reasons (personal, relational, social, economic, educational, spiritual, and otherwise) that lead them to desire abortion (or decide to abort a child). Commit to provide the support they need to care for their children, or when that is not possible, to provide for their children through foster care and/or adoption.

Proclaim the hope that is found in Jesus alone—the Creator who came to us as a baby, in a mother’s womb, to love us, care for us, live for us, and die so that everyone who hopes in him across our nation and all nations might have abundant life for all of eternity.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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