Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa

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Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 1Resistance, Reformation and Revival

Since 1991 Africa Christian Action has been campaigning for life and liberty, for the Faith, the family and for our future, by standing for the right to life of preborn babies, opposing abortion, standing for the family, opposing pornography and perversion, working for a better future, by seeking to apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life, through Literature, Leadership training and Love in action. Through Information, Intercession and Involvement we seek to work for Biblical Reformation and pray for spiritual Revival. "Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?" Psalm 85:6

  

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 2Official Harassment

This year, our March for Life to Parliament experienced unprecedented harassment from the police. Africa Christian Action has always had an excellent relationship with the local police. With 31 years track record, they know that all ACA marches and protests are peaceful and constructive. We never even leave litter. In fact we generally pick up litter and clear the areas where we hold demonstrations, leaving the areas better than we found it. On only one occasion did our March for Life attract any South African police attention. It was the first anniversary of the legalisation of abortion in South Africa, 1st February 1998 and perhaps they did not know what to expect. We were amused to see armoured cars and riot police with shields standing in front of the gates of Parliament! We laughed and wondered what they expected from pro-lifers! As we sang our hymns and conducted the prayer vigil the Riot Police visibly relaxed. We had some friendly conversations with them after the service.

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 3Since 1998 we have not seen the SAPS at our marches. Generally only a couple of traffic police will escort our March for Life through traffic intersections. There have even been a few occasions when not even a single traffic officer was present and we negotiated the streets and traffic intersections on our own. This year however we were accosted by a large police contingent at our assembly point and I was warned by a police officer that I would be held personally, financially liable for any damage caused by our marchers! As I chuckled and pointed out that we have been conducting these marches for 25 years without ever causing any damage to property, in fact we pick up litter and leave the areas better than we found them, I was shouted at by one of the policewomen and told to listen to the instructions! (It would be nice if political parties such as the EFF were held accountable for the burning, looting and destruction left behind by many of their supporters.) There was also a police videographer and a photographer who tried to intimidate our people by filming and photographing everyone. On numerous occasions we were interrupted and harassed even while conducting prayers and readings at the service by the gates of Parliament. This was all so unusual and unnecessary.  We have generally found the police friendly and supportive. I could only conclude that some politician had instructed these policemen to harass us on this occasion, just as we received unprecedented harassment at our last Life Chain in October. We encouraged all our participants to thank the police for their service. We know that they have a difficult job to do and political interference must complicate their lives immeasurably.  "In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you . . ." Matthew 7:12

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25 years of Legalised Abortion in South Africa

Legalised abortion is a national disgrace. Every year we lose more pre-born babies to abortion than the combined death toll of crime and car accidents. Since 1 February 1997, over 2,000,000 babies have been killed in South Africa, by abortion, mostly with taxpayers’ money. "They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters . . . the land was desecrated by their blood." Psalm 106:37-38

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Sanctity Life Sunday

For this reason, we challenged Christians who respect the Sanctity of Life to observe Sunday, 30 January as a day of Prayer and Repentance for the national sin of abortion. We made available Bible studies, sermons and other audio and visual resources to enable and empower Pastors throughout the country to preach on when life begins and what the Bible teaches on our Christian duty to love our neighbour, speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and to rescue those being led away to death. We recorded numerous radio and TV programmes dealing with the right to life of preborn babies and the need to expose the abortion holocaust. We also conducted a Sanctity Life Sunday service which was live streamed. You can view the Sanctity Life Sunday sermon, God Hates the Hands that Shed Innocent Blood, here: https://vimeo.com/671864073  "If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 6Rescue the Perishing

For over thirty years Africa Christian Action has been vigorously standing for Faith and freedom, campaigning for Life and Liberty throughout South Africa.We have published many tracts in numerous languages, published many articles and books to inform, inspire and involve Christians to stand up, speak out and step out in faith for life and liberty.   “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Deliver those who are drawn toward death and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” Proverbs 24:10-12

 

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 7March for Life 2022

Tuesday 1st of February 2022 marked the 25th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion on demand in South Africa. Every year, on the anniversary of this disastrous legislation, Africa Christian Action has organised the March for Life to parliament, followed with a Prayer vigil and Repentance service outside the gates of parliament. Our March for Life was in the form of a Funeral Procession, in which we walked through the centre of town to Parliament. In order to alert Capetonians to the reality of the abortion holocaust taking place in our land, Africa Christian Action dramatized the event by hiring a hearse to lead the procession which marched down Darling Street, past the Castle and City Hall, into Adderley Street, into Spin Street, then Plein Street to assemble outside the gates of Parliament. We dressed in black, carried little coffins, crosses, flowers, posters and banners for a greater impact to accentuate the need for national repentance. Placards at the March 4 Life  proclaimed: “Abortion Kills Babies”; “Every Abortion Stops a Beating Heart"; “in God's Court Abortion is Murder"; “Abortion – the Ultimate Child Abuse"; “ a person is a person no matter how small"; “Abortion: One Heart Stops, Another Heart Breaks”; “Babies are a blessing” and “Choose Life! So that you and your children may Live.”

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Prayer Vigil at Parliament

At the main gates of Parliament, Africa Christian Action led a Memorial Service prayer vigil. This included laying little coffins, crosses and flowers against the walls of Parliament in memory of the 2 million babies killed by abortion in South Africa since 1997. We sang the hymns: Who is on the Lord's Side? and Will your Anchor hold in the Storms of Life? A variety of pastors and Christian leaders prayed prayers of confession, repentance and imprecatory prayers from the Psalms. You can view photographs of our March for life and prayer vigil on the Africa Christian Action Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/africachristianaction  “Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words…” Proverbs 1:20-22 

 

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 9 Save Lives – Stop Abortions

Special obituary notices, pictures, posters, audio and visual presentations were also posted on social media. We also provided tracts, posters and other resources for pro-lifers throughout Southern Africa to organise their own Pro-life Prayer Vigils, or demonstrations outside abortion clinics in their own city. You can access many of these pro-life resources on our website: https://www.christianaction.org.za/   "Could you men not keep watch with Me for one hour?" Matthew 26:14

View the March For Life video, which promotes the March for Life 2022.

To view the Stand for Life video, click here

To listen to a From the Frontline: The Leading Cause of Death in the World Today click here

To listen to Salt and Light If My People Click here

  

Resisting Legalised Abortion in South Africa 10Biblical Worldview Summit

We praise God for a successful Biblical Worldview Summit. This year marked 31 years of conducting these BWS body, mind and spirit programs, stretching minds and muscles.  Some of the written responses that we have received from participants of the Biblical Worldview Summit 2022:“It’s one amazing camp and I’m going to try and get my friends to join next time. They will learn a lot”; “Informative, uplifting and fun!”; “Great!”; “Well planned to quench the most hungry soul”; “I have realized again that I love Evangelism and working to extend God’s Kingdom. A fire has been kindled in my heart to do more for HIM and HIS Kingdom”; “I’m greatly impressed with the sound doctrines of the lectures”; “Made great friends and learned a lot about science and evangelism”; “I learned a lot about how to recognise deception in the world”; “I realized how I’ve been deceived and how I must read and get to Christians who are experts in their field to guide me. I must read the Bible to get the facts about the fields I was deceived in.”; “It focused my eyes on Jesus and true doctrine through words, singing and action. I rejoiced and drew closer to the Lord through the hymns and worship. It opened my eyes to the spiritual battle”; “Happily surprised by how fun I found it while being challenged”; “Packed with useful lectures and teambuilding activities”; “I enjoyed the fellowship a lot. Making new friends was special. The camp gives good fellowship opportunity.”; “It has been a great camp and working with others in Christ, BWS is a great platform”; “Wonderful youth participation. It gives hope for the future.” “Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2  You can view pictures and presentations from the BWS on the Biblical Worldview Summit Facebook page, here: https://www.facebook.com/Biblical-Worldview-Summit-1951436938429621  

You can view a video on the recent Biblical Worldview Summit, here:   https://vimeo.com/671163041

 

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Please continue to pray for our weekly Salt and Light programme on Radio Tygerberg: https://soundcloud.com/user-779428885/sets/salt-light-radio .  ACA has been producing Salt and Light radio programmes every week since August 1995. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

 

Yours for Faith, the family, freedom and the future.

Dr. Peter Hammond | Director

Africa Christian Action

Christian Action P.O.Box 23632 Claremont 7735 Cape Town South Africa [email protected] - 021-689-4481 - www.christianaction.org.za
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