- Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland
Statement on Northern Ireland Abortion 23rd March 2021
The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland (RPCI) is saddened and angered by the determination of the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis MP, to implement unrestricted abortion access in Northern Ireland. The intended rollout of more widespread abortion services funded by the tax-payer is immoral and wicked, offering as it does an opportunity for pre-born children to be put to death.
It must be recognised that abortion services in various forms are already on offer in Northern Ireland; the RPCI laments this, and is appalled to learn that over 1,000 pre-born children were killed in Northern Ireland in the last twelve months. With the protection of British law, more than one thousand acts of lethal violence were carried out against defenceless human beings. Citizens should be horrified at what their society now tolerates – indeed, in some quarters, celebrates.
It is particularly tragic that in the same twelve months during which our national and local governments have been urging citizens to make every effort to “save lives” from Covid-19, so much effort has been given to legalising the termination of human life in the womb. Our political leaders, including the Secretary of State, the Prime Minister and our local Stormont Assembly members, should consider the account that they and all of us will one day have to give to our Maker – “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Abortion-on-demand, which is what we have across the United Kingdom in practice, if not in name, is an unjustifiable attack on the sanctity of human life – something God has expressly forbidden, both in the Ten Commandments (“You shall not murder”, Exodus 20:13) and throughout Scripture.
Procuring or carrying out an abortion is an offence to a holy God, but there is still hope for those who repent. Jesus Christ was crucified to bear the punishment of sinful men and women – and raised again to new life, offering reconciliation with God and hope of a new beginning. Such is the love of God, that those caught up in the sin of abortion can find forgiveness and redemption.
We urge the United Kingdom as a nation to repent of her sin and acknowledge Christ Jesus as King of the nations and the only Redeemer of human beings.
Update February/March 2021 – The Sabbath morning services will resume in the church on 14th February and will be live streamed on our Facebook page and uploaded to this website shortly afterwards. There will be no evening service until further notice.
PLEASE NOTE- As from 13 December 2020 face masks must be worn during all services until further notice.
Following the guidelines issued by the Northern Ireland Executive regarding church meetings our worship services will continue each Sunday DV.
We will implement the guidelines regarding social distancing etc; however, people in the vulnerable category should carefully consider whether they should attend.
The Morning Service will commence at 11.30am in the Church and the Evening Service at 6.30pm in the Church Hall. Both services are preceded by Prayer meetings at 11am and 5.45pm. Audio recordings will also be available on this website shortly afterwards.
Whether you live in the area, or you’re a visitor passing through, or you are on holiday in this part of the world, we welcome you to:
Faughan Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland
at: 4 Fincairn Road, Drumahoe, Londonderry BT47 3LB
Who we are:
As a congregation we are a group of ordinary people who believe the Bible to be true and relevant to everyday life. We have come to know Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and Lord, and we are assured that He is faithful to His promise that for all who believe in Him, He forgives them their sins and He gives them eternal life and an eternal home in heaven.
The pastor of our church is Rev. Steven Robinson who has been with us since October 2008. He is married and has three children.
Faughan Reformed Presbyterian Church aims to provide Biblical worship and teaching, as well as a loving fellowship. Following the simple pattern of the early church we meet each Sunday to praise God, to pray, to read the Bible and to hear it explained and applied to our lives. We extend a warm invitation to you to worship with us on any Sunday. God’s word claims to be sufficient for the needs of all people in every age, even for all of us in the 21st century.