This is a special blog post from Leah Ramirez. Leah is the Director of Resound Missions Base. She and her husband, Larry, also lead a Bound4LIFE chapter in Orlando, FL.
By Leah Ramirez
A few months ago I was watching the movie Amazing Grace about the life of William Wilberforce, and suddenly, faith burst into my heart that public opinion could indeed be changed! We have faithfully run a Bound4LIFE chapter in Orlando for the last three years, but I have to admit, although I have given much of my time to this issue, I never had faith that things could actually change until one night when God broke into my own heart.
I believe the Lord has released a strategy for the nation that, at first glance, looks like a step backwards. For the nation to shift, the regions must press forward. A few months ago, I began studying the early history of America and the Continental Congress, a time in our history when the convention of delegates truly spoke on behalf of their region. The future of what would become the nation was at stake. Today, we find ourselves in this same place yet again. The future of America is at stake, literally. The regions must raise their voices. The regions must press forward. The regions must stand for life.
As we pray for our national government to uphold life, we have a responsibility in our own region to be a witness. After all, abortions are not happening in the Supreme Court building, they happen in our neighborhoods! The church is required to be the conscience of America. Let’s start in our own backyards.
This is a call to action! On May 1, thousands will gather in silent prayer from 10 am-12 pm, covering every abortion center in Florida. We will lay aside our denominational differences and preferences to be the demonstration of justice for those who have no voice. We will come as a silent force with one message: LIFE.
If not now, when?
If not you, who?
To find a place where you can take a stand, we have a growing list of abortion centers on our website: www.Stand4LIFE.info.
A few weeks ago, we believed the number of abortion clinics was 63 in Florida. We are now discovering the number is closer to 90. Miami, a largely Hispanic city, is being targeted in a profound way by abortion. We have to stand with her in this fight for life.
On April 24, the Saturday before Stand4LIFE, thousands will gather from all over Florida at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Field to pray for our state. It’s time for Florida to come together and contend for our own region. We will lift our voice as one man and cry out to God. And He will hear from heaven and heal our land.
Please pray for Florida over the next weeks. Consider joining us for the prayer gathering on April 24, and standing on May 1 in your own region. There is something awesome about knowing we are all standing together, sending up an S.O.S. God, save our souls!
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The title of this book is a misnomer. In reality, I am not trying to get anyone to shut up, but rather to provoke a discussion. This book is a warning about the philosophy of “Christian postmodernism” and the threat that it poses not only to Christian orthodoxy, but to the peace and prosperity our culture as well. The purpose is to equip the reader with some basic principles that can be used to refute their arguments.
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