Sanctity of Life Sunday January 17

Here’s why we’re observing Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 17…

This is an uncomfortable topic. Most of us would rather not talk about it. But, our local churches need to begin the discussion – and education, for the sake of our children.

Forty two years of legalized abortions has taken the lives of over 57 million.  In Manitowoc County abortion takes the lives of 76-80 children per year.  In comparison to other states that doesn’t sound too bad, but consider four kindergarten classes each year that are missing in our county because of abortion.  

Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary relates…

“I hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday because I'm reminded that we have to say things to one another that human beings shouldn't have to say. The very fact that these things must be proclaimed is a reminder of the horrors of this present darkness.

 But I also love Sanctity of Human Life Sunday when I think about the fact that I serve a congregation with ex-orphans all around, adopted into loving families. I love to reflect on the men and women who serve every week in pregnancy centers for women in crisis. And I love to see men and women who have aborted babies find their sins forgiven, even this sin, and their consciences cleansed by Christ.

 We'll always need Christmas. We'll always need Easter. But I hope, please Lord, someday soon, that Sanctity of Human Life Day is unnecessary.”

Dr. Moore is the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective (Crossway, 2004) and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Crossway, May 2009). Visit his website at