The Abolitionist Society of Pennsylvania is a group of likeminded Christians who are working to abolish legalized evils from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Following in the footsteps of the abolitionists of slavery, we are bringing the gospel of the kingdom of Jesus Christ into conflict with the evils of our age.
Believing that abortion is the single greatest instance of evil in our state, producing the carnage of roughly ten world trade center bombings every year (30,000 people murdered annually), we focus on abolishing abortion, just as a new believer in Christ might focus on ending his adulterous affair as a higher priority than his temper. Nevertheless, the biblical worldview can be applied to abolish any form of evil, as abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison famously noted,
“‘So God created man in his own image — male and female he created them.’ This is a death-blow to all claims of superiority, to all charges of inferiority, to all usurpation, to all oppressive dominion.”
— William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist of slavery.
We believe that the incarnate Word Jesus Christ alone is the way, the truth and the life, that He is revealed inerrantly in the whole of scripture; therefore the biblical worldview must be the authority over what Christians believe. Whatever other doctrines may unify our approach to abolishing evil, the Bible is our rule of proper belief and practice.
There are five tenets of abolitionism that have found general agreement among abolitionists, five doctrines that separate abolition from the pro-life movement and strategy. We believe that abolition must be
Abolition: A Christian’s Duty
Many Christians instinctively recognize that they have a God-given duty to help the needy and the oppressed. In Pennsylvania, where the neediest people are the 30,000+ people being murdered by abortion every year, they understand that Jesus does not give us the option to walk by these children on the other side of the road as they bleed into the ground (Luk 10:25-37).
Many Christians know that they should do something, but they don’t know where to begin. The Activate series is designed to give you a simple, free way to educate yourself about the abolition of abortion, and to make an impact on the people in your social network.
Five minutes out of your day can save the child of someone you know. Join the movement that is shifting the culture’s perspective on abortion toward repentance and trust in Jesus Christ.