• Rick Appleton

The PCA's Petition Against the Sin of Abortion

On Thursday June 23, 2022, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) directed its Stated Clerk to send to the President of the United States, the Congress, and the Governors and Legislatures of the 50 States, the following petition:


God declares in Sacred Scripture that civil government, no less than the Church, is a divine institution and owes its authority to God. The Bible is the supreme revelation of God’s will and teaches that the unborn child is a human person deserving the full protection of the Sixth Commandment, “You shall not murder”. We who love our nation, in the name of God who alone is sovereign, call upon you to renounce the sin of abortion, to repent of the complicity in the mass slaughter of innocent unborn children, who are persons in the sight of God, and to reverse the ruinous direction of both law and practice in this area. The obedience to God which places us in subjection to your rightful authority, requires of us to proclaim the counsel of God as it bears upon the same God-given authority.


We are grateful to God that our denomination has used its God-given authority to humbly call upon our nation’s leaders to discharge their God-given responsibility to govern justly according to the Word of God.


Let us pray that God will grant repentance to individuals, families, churches, and governments across our land; that He would turn back His wrath and displeasure owed to us for our sins; that He would be pleased to give us good leaders and wholesome laws; that we might live peaceable and quiet lives in godliness and reverence; and that many would be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus.