rescue.im campaigns peacefully to abolish abortion in the Isle of Man, proclaiming repentance and the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ Jesus.
We campaign, because we wish to confront and refute the lies told by a society overtaken by a culture of death.
We are peaceful, because we are law-abiding citizens, and only the governing authorities have been appointed by God to restrain evil through the use of force. Abortion cannot be defeated by violence, but only by changing hearts and minds.
We are against abortion, because every abortion is an intentional and murderous attack upon an unborn child. All who are willingly involved with abortion become stained with the guilt of innocent blood, bringing upon themselves God’s just condemnation and wrath. Forgiveness, however, is available – see Where can I find out more about forgiveness and being reconciled with God?
We are abolitionist because, as with slavery, the only acceptable amount of intentional child-killing is none whatsoever.
We proclaim repentance and warn of God's coming judgment, because abortion is a symptom of a sinful society, and because God forgives only repentant sinners. We wish no one to be deceived otherwise.
We proclaim forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ Jesus, because we have compassion and love for our neighbours, wishing to help them find forgiveness, healing and redemption in Him.
We are Christians based in the Isle of Man, a very pretty rock in the middle of the Irish Sea.
We support the rescue.im campaign, not because we think we are better than other people, but because we know that we are not. We show our love for our neighbours by defending the lives of the defenceless, and by proclaiming repentance and forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ. We wish everyone to come to know the same saving grace of God in Christ that has been given to us.
rescue.im welcomes support from all Christians whose eternal hope rests solely in Christ. We also recognize and welcome support for our abolitionist goals from people of good will who do not as yet confess Christ, though we recognize that they will not share our desire to proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ.
The rescue.im organizing committee comprises members of local churches. We hold to the five solas of the Reformation: sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria.
We trust solely in the finished, perfect work of Christ Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins and our right standing before a righteous and holy God. Christ’s life, death and resurrection for sinners is our only confidence. We thus believe and cling fast to the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached by Paul the Apostle:
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
1 Corinthians 15:1–8
We are sinners saved by grace alone through faith alone. This is not of ourselves, but is the gift of God. Our salvation is therefore not our work, but God’s alone.