R.C. Sproul Quote on Pastoral Cowardice Regarding Abortion

Posted: January 22, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Abortion


ABO01_cd_3d_web.jpg“From my perspective the number one ethical issue that this nation has ever faced is the issue of abortion. Abortion is not a matter of private choice–not for the Christian who understands anything about the sanctity of life. The first century church made it very clear in their day, explicitly stating that abortion is murder. 

I’ve written over 70 books. The book that had the shortest shelf life of all of my books was my book on the case against abortion. I talked to pastor after pastor and sought to understand why they weren’t using this material (for which we also made a video series). They told me, “Well, we agree with it but we can’t do it in our church.” And I said, “Why?”  They responded: “It will split the congregation.” And I said, “So be it!” A million and a half unborn babies are slaughtered wantonly in the United States of America every year in the name of women’s rights. If I know anything about the character of God after forty years of study, I know that God hates abortion.”

– R.C. Sproul

  1. joelmartin says:


  2. Steve Cornell says:

    What a sad statement-we sure don’t see the prophets and apostles concerned about offending people or separating the sheep from the goats. Those who are “called” to a prophetic office but would rather remain silent on this issue than to offend are not only cowards, but should seriously question whether they have truly been called by God to that office.
    Ligonier’s website has a free video stream of Dr. Sproul’s ‘Abortion: What Are the Key Issues?”. Visit them at: http://www.ligonier.org/media_player.php?tabID=1&id=085


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