Biden’s Pledge to Abortion Rights, All.America & Product of Prayer
Pro-life leaders expressed their strong objection to President Biden’s promise Tuesday (Oct. 18) to make enshrining Roe v. Wade in law his legislative priority if Democrats control Congress in January. Across the nation – California, Kansas, New England and elsewhere – Southern Baptists are in the early stages of joining forces through All.America with other Great Commission Christian groups and organizations for the spiritual transformation of their towns, cities and rural areas. And, Pauline Dawkins-Cole, volunteer leader of the intercessory prayer ministry of First Baptist Church of Orlando, considers her very life a product of prayer.
Pro-life leaders expressed their strong objection to President Biden’s promise Tuesday (Oct. 18) to make enshrining Roe v. Wade in law his legislative priority if Democrats control Congress in January.
If voters elect more Democrats to the U.S. Senate and keep his party in the majority in the House of Representatives, the “first bill” he will send to Congress will be “to codify Roe v. Wade,” Biden said in a speech dedicated to the abortion issue. If Congress approves the legislation, the president said he will sign it into law in January, 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe ruling legalized abortion nationwide.
“The ability to take innocent life should not be part of anyone’s governing agenda,” said Brent Leatherwood, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). “Despite the prevailing narrative, Americans do not support the abortion regime and its abortion-on-demand vision.
Across the nation – California, Kansas, New England and elsewhere – Southern Baptists are in the early stages of joining forces through All.America with other Great Commission Christian groups and organizations for the spiritual transformation of their towns, cities and rural areas.
San Diego is a case in point.
“Like all large cities in America, San Diego has issues from political divisions, social media distraction and certainly from COVID: isolation,” said Mike Carlisle, director of missions for the San Diego Southern Baptist Association, and executive Director of All San Diego, a nonprofit outgrowth of the North American Mission Board’s Vision San Diego.
The association organized and hosted the Love Your Neighbor Summit at Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, which brought together nearly 200 individuals from many San Diego evangelical churches and parachurch ministries.
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Pauline Dawkins-Cole, volunteer leader of the intercessory prayer ministry of First Baptist Church of Orlando, considers her very life a product of prayer.
She says here parents…who led churches in Jamaica for 70 years…prayed for eight years to conceive a child. When Pauline’s mother became pregnant with her, doctors first diagnosed the pregnancy as a tumor.
But her parents prayed through the ordeal, gave birth to Pauline and seven additional children while leading ministry in Jamaica that was partly supported by the Home Mission Board, the precursor to the North American Mission Board.
God made clear the importance of prayer in Dawkins-Cole’s life, she told Baptist Press, as she prepared to speak on prayer at a women’s conference years ago.
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