The Job of the Christian Abolitionist is not Complete

What is a Christian Abolitionist?

The Christian Abolitionist is a Christian who actively pursues the end of slavery (human trafficking).

Where have the Christian Abolitionist gone?

During the anti-slavery movement, pre American civil war, the Christians were heavily involved in the abolition of slavery. In fact it was largely led by Christians.  They won that battle, slavery was made illegal in the USA.   The problem is that the war was not over, but we became content with our progress.

Today we see human slavery at an all time high.  Presently over 27,000,000 men, women and CHILDREN are slaves.  You can see them chained and working.  You can find them huddled together in factories in 3rd world countries. You will find them on street corners, all over the world, selling themselves. Not because they want to, but because they are forced to.  You will find them in the richest areas and the poorest.  You will find them in your neighborhood and in your city.  You find their bodies thrown out into large unmarked graves when they no longer hold . Slaves are often killed rather than set free.

Folks, less 3% of slaves are freed. That means over 97% (26,190,000) will die in slavery. Where have the Christian Abolitionist gone?

Although everyone should act against slavery,  I will not stand up and condemn people who do not claim the name of Christ. I will not stand up and call them out for not standing up for my morality.  They may have a different morals then I do.

If you are a Christian then we have the same morals. You and I have the same base for morality.  We are commanded to help those in need. We are commanded to protect the helpless.  There is no one more helpless than a child forced into slavery.   There is  no weakness more pure than a child.  How are they (the children) to stop what is happening to them?  They can not. YOU and I can.

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My heart breaks when I think of the vastness of human trafficking.  When I (even for a moment) ponder the reality of what is taking place my heart aches.  Right now, someone is forcing five year old children to work fields and twelve year old children to have sex. Right now men and women are being sold like chattel.

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What gives another human the right to do that to someone else?  Are we not all progeny from the garden?  Who am I to not do everything in my power to stop this?  This is not something that only happens over seas or in third world countries.   It happens in my back yard.

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How will we as Christians stand before God one day and answer this very simple question: “Son/Daughter why did you not help your brother/sister who was trapped by evil?”

Remember Matthew 25:34-46  ………… ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’………………. ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ …….

Which one do you want to be?  On the right or on the left?  Do you think He does not mean what He says?  Do you believe that judgment does not start in the house of God?

Do you want to receive the judgement of God?    I do not.

We must stand.  We must be heard.  We must be felt.  Our voice can not be drowned out.  Our motion can not be stopped.  Christ is in this movement.  Christ stands with those who are helpless and in need.  He does this by using folks just like you and me.

There is much work that needs to be done. So I will ask one more time “Where is the Christian Abolitionist?”

I pray they are not lost.  There were no slaves in the garden.  God did not create us to be slaves, but He created us as a family.  He created us free.  If God did not create slavery, then who are we to participate in it?

If you wish to publicly make a difference and become a Christian Abolitionist; please visit one of the links below. There are only a few (there are many) organizations that work to end this tragedy.  They work hard. There are simple things that can be done to help.

NHTRC

http://www.trafficking.org/organizations.aspx

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Please visit their sites and see what you can do.  If they are not available in your area that is okay.  There are others who are.  Together we can end human trafficking.  We can end slavery here and abroad.  This is doable. All we have to do is stand up.  There are 27,000,000 slaves today in this world.  The numbers of folks who control them are much smaller then that.  There are over 7,000,000,000 people in this world. If we got together the small numbers that support this would end and every child that God created would be free.

We must end this atrocity.  We must fight for the helpless.  We must be the voice of the voiceless. We must end slavery.  We must end human trafficking.

 

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