Filmmaker Stephen Kendrick urges believers to get past political debates fighting legalized abortion laws and really start changing the lives of young women through discipleship.
Discipleship Over Debates
Amid the heightened issue of the Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in 1973, Stephen Kendrick shared his sentiments. The filmmaker stressed that Christians should stop merely placing their hopes on passing laws or in politics to stop abortion. Instead, he urges them to “think beyond” to bring real transformation to the nation. And he highlighted that Jesus’ command on “discipleship” is the answer.
Stephen explained, “Bigger than helping a girl in a crisis pregnancy to get through that moment is. If you’re not helping her come to know Christ and grow in her relationship with him. She may be in the same situation a year later because those root issues that led her into that decision have not been dealt with.”
Then he remarked, “When we think about what Jesus calls us to as believers, He calls us to the greatest mission: to make disciples of all nations.”
Further, the filmmaker emphasized that knowing Jesus and then applying “God’s Word to their lives” is the only thing that would bring lasting change. Hence, this should be prioritized in rescuing young women.
Stephen also said that “engaging only in political battles” aren’t really going to solve the abortion issue in America. Until the root issues behind choosing abortion is dealt with, this plague in one’s soul would just keep coming. And this is the reality “Christians must confront” in order to “to help change hearts and minds.”
“The church has to get beyond political debating,” the Christian filmmaker said. “We got to get beyond just short-term thinking of, ‘We got to overturn a law.’ Let’s change the hearts and the minds of our nation, and let’s do that by introducing them back to what God’s truth says because it does set us free.”
The filmmakers of hit Christian movies “War Room” and “Overcomer,” is now gearing up for the release of their new film, “Lifemark.” It is a pro-life Christian film.
Reference | Faithwire
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