Hey! My name is Nate; I’m the guy on the far left of the above picture. Next to me is Liz, then Conner, and Allen is on the far right. The adorable little girl is Liz and Allen’s newest addition to their family; I’ll refrain from giving out her name online until she’s a little older.
We are abolitionists — followers of Jesus Christ, seeking justice for the fatherless being murdered in our state, nation and world. We approach abortion and other evils by grounding our thinking in the word of God rather than the pragmatic wisdom of man. Because of this, we distinguish ourselves from the Pro-Life movement which has largely abandoned the principles of following Jesus without compromise.
We aren’t popular — with the world, with the Pro-Life movement, or with Christianity at large; to all of these groups of people, we bring a message of repentance. I have had people curse at me, throw water bottles at me, threaten me, falsely accuse me of wrong, and the list goes on. But these are the things that Jesus said would happen to those who faithfully follow Him, and that is all we are trying to do — be faithful to obey Jesus’ greatest commandment, to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:25-37).
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. (1 John 3:11-14)
But every once in a while someone thanks me, comes to know Jesus, or chooses not to murder his/her child etc. The Lord is good to sustain us through all the difficulties of life, and we are striving to receive His abundant approval, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)
If you’re interested in taking up your cross and following Jesus’ greatest commandment, we would love to speak with you. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and an abolitionist will reach out to you. Submitting the form isn’t a commitment to do or join anything; it simply gives you someone to talk to. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to know what we’re like in person before you step into abolition.
But know that for me at least, deciding to take up the cross of abolition is one of the finest blessings that the Lord has ever brought into my life. The friendships that the Lord has forged in the fires of abolition are worth more to me than all of the comfort and ease of remaining silent.
Below are a few videos that show some of what we do. There is no one “thing” that abolitionists do; we do all sorts of things, depending on our gifts, talents and interests. Abolition is about taking the gospel of Jesus Christ, and bringing it into conflict with the evil rising all around us. What that looks like in a person’s life will differ depending on the individual; what unifies us is the biblical ideas that we bring into our work. In particular, check out the Five Tenets of Abolitionism, and Abolitionism 101 for what we believe, and how those ideas play out in out lives.
Abolitionists storm the Oklahoma capitol building to demand abolition during Planned Parenthood’s lobby day. We sing, then several of us start preaching to the legislators and lobbyists nearby.
Liz talks about abortion and shares Christ with some high school students in Kutztown.
We are not an organization, just a bunch of Christians who are trying to honor Christ by obeying His commandment to love our neighbors. All in all, abolition can be most succinctly summarized as an attempt to answer the following question:
What does Christianity look like in a culture that practices child sacrifice?
To learn more, fill out this form and an abolitionist will reach out to you. Again, it’s not a commitment to do or join anything, just an opportunity to speak with people who are walking down this road of abolition. God bless!