Greenway participates in national prayer event ahead of Supreme Court abortion case

Katie Coleman
| Nov 19, 2021

Christians from across the country gathered Nov. 18 for an online event praying for an end to abortion and for the outcome of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which event organizers describe as “the Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.”

Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, was among the Christian leaders who led the event, offering a prayer and urging Christians to seek God in prayer regarding the sanctity of life and for the Lord’s intervention to change the course of the United States in this issue.

“There’s never been a time where we need to be mobilized and organized to seek the face and the heart of God because we know that while our efforts politically, legislatively, morally, and otherwise have some impact, there is no greater impact than we have when on our knees, seeking,” Greenway said. “Our great God who holds the hearts and minds of these justices in His hands.”

“Along with all of our friends in the Family Research Council, I am pleased to add my voice as a voice saying, ‘now is the time to pray, and to ask our God to grant mercy to our country by intervening in the lives of these justices in such a way to where they will truly see that the time is now to overturn Roe v. Wade and to end the legalized murder of a million unborn children annually because of Roe v. Wade,’” said Greenway.

Oral arguments for the Dobbs case, which deals with the constitutionality of the 2018 Mississippi state law that banned abortions after 15 weeks, will be heard by the Supreme Court on December 1. This case takes place in the wake of a Texas Heartbeat Act, prohibiting abortions when a heartbeat is detected, and bans abortions as early as six weeks.

“As we approach the oral arguments, Christ must be at the center of the pro-life movement’s efforts to defend life in the womb,” said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, during the virtual prayer event.

An informational webinar was previously held on October 14, during which Greenway also made remarks. The virtual event provided information about the case and allowed for discussion of the case’s importance from a legal and biblical perspective.

Greenway noted the issue is of particular importance to him as the president of a seminary that trains pastors and leaders. As the Dobbs case prompts cultural discussions among Christians and in congregations, he said leaders have an opportunity to “bear what Scripture says what the church has historically confessed and affirmed about these issues.”

Greenway urged pastors and leaders not to be silent from the pulpit and to lead their congregations to think about the issues.

“Pastor, may you be someone who uses the Dobbs case as a springboard, as an opportunity to help your people be able to think Christianly, so they may be able to live more Christianly as faithful witnesses in an increasingly compromised world,” Greenway said. “I think that’s a particular burden and task for us, that as we have been entrusted with the truth that we will teach and transmit that truth to others in this season where these issues are before us like never before.”

More information about “Pray for Dobbs,” can be found here.