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Sanctity of Life

Good Morning Beloved,

January 22nd 1973 is the day that the US Supreme Court overturned 50 state laws against abortion in the infamous Roe v Wade decision. In response to this tragedy, on January 22nd 1984, president Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5147 to declare this day to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day (See Below). It has become a rallying point for all those who possess a Divine Discontent regarding our government’s legalization and our societies embracing of the murder of innocent, helpless children. The Scriptures are clear that God’s heart breaks for each of the 55 million plus lives that we like our spiritual ancestors have sacrificed on our modern day altars of Molech (Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5).

Our hearts should break in a Divine Discontent for our nation’s Abortion Holocaust and as ten’s of thousands gather in Washington DC today to march for life, I urge you to pray and if you feel so led to fast for the unborn and their families.

I have also posted a new Sanctity of Life video on our website, which I urge you to watch and forward to your friends and family so that the cries of the people may thunder in the throne room of our Mighty and Merciful Father in heaven: http://hisgraceforyou.org/sanctity-of-life-video/

For it is in His Grace that we pray,

Mark J. Elkins
Grace Baptist Church, Pastor
Direct: 276-229-0852
Cell: 276-229-5719
Office: 276-694-5211
14087 JEB Stuart Hwy
Stuart, VA 24171
www.hisgraceforyou.org

Proclamation 5147 — National Sanctity of Human Life Day
January 13, 1984
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation
The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings — whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.
Since 1973, however, more than 15 million unborn children have died in legalized abortions — a tragedy of stunning dimensions that stands in sad contrast to our belief that each life is sacred. These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation’s wars, will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.
We are poorer not simply for lives not led and for contributions not made, but also for the erosion of our sense of the worth and dignity of every individual. To diminish the value of one category of human life is to diminish us all. Slavery, which treated Blacks as something less than human, to be bought and sold if convenient, cheapened human life and mocked our dedication to the freedom and equality of all men and women. Can we say that abortion — which treats the unborn as something less than human, to be destroyed if convenient — will be less corrosive to the values we hold dear?
We have been given the precious gift of human life, made more precious still by our births in or pilgrimages to a land of freedom. It is fitting, then, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that struck down State anti-abortion laws, that we reflect anew on these blessings, and on our corresponding responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.
Ronald Reagan
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:24 a.m., January 16, 1984]



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