Cradle My Heart Radio | Andy Merritt Encore Presentation 11-19-17
Abortion is a matter of life and death. Therefore it is first and foremost a spiritual issue.
But Pastor Andy Merritt realized early on in his ministry that sometimes all that’s needed is a little material help. He’s played a key role in forming and advancing the pregnancy help community as it exists today–thousands of individual centers reaching out to pregnant women and couples to help them choose life.
At the center of the outreach is the gospel.
Pastor Merritt says, “Reality is a culture will never embrace the morals of Christianity without first being reconciled and submitted to the Lord of Christianity.”
And while pregnancy centers today face allegations of being “fake clinics”
Pastor Merritt senses a clear pattern throughout history and affirmed in Scripture: cultures which engage in idolatry soon slip to immorality and inevitably engage in inhumanity. Today that means as we place a high priority on everything but God we’ve become a godless culture, and one trapped in abortion and other literal dead ends like addictions and suicide.
The good news is that we have the answer in the gospel of Jesus Christ and its power to change hearts and minds.
And Pastor Merritt says it’s a wake-up call: God’s people will be the first to experience the consequences of following in the course of culture.
In his message on Romans 8, you will find encouragement for the spiritual side of abortion, and inspiration to share the good news with others. You’ll also learn his model for the pregnancy help movement to live out faith by reaching out with real help to those vulnerable to abortion for lack of support.
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From his bio:
Andy Merritt is the pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia, where he has served for 40 years. In addition to his pastoral duties, Andy is one of the early pioneers and leaders in the Pregnancy Center Movement. Andy is a Heartbeat International Servant-Leader honoree, and was honored by the Columbus Ledger/Enquirer as one of the “100 People to Remember” in the history of Columbus, Georgia for his compassionate ministry to women in crisis pregnancies. Andy is a graduate of Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland where he received a B.A. in Biblical Education. Andy and his wife, Kathy, are the joyful parents of ten children: Jonathan, Christy, James, Carrie, Joel, Catherine, Carol, Carla, Caytlin, and Charissa. They enjoy twenty-one grandchildren.
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FOR MORE HELP: Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE.
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