After almost 30 years of effort, no one can rightly claim that the pro-life movement has not done everything humanely possible to make America’s clergy and politicians do the right thing.
But it is increasingly obvious ... our resolve is no match for their cowardice.
The fact is, the pro-life effort is going to succeed whether they are on board or not, and every ounce of energy we squander trying to get them to do the right thing is an ounce we don’t have for the battle against abortion.
...I want to predict that a time will come when every preacher, every priest, and every politician in America will be pushing and shoving to get to the front lines of the pro-life effort. I can even tell you when that seemingly unlikely event will occur.
On the day it becomes obvious to them that victory over the abortion holocaust is at hand, these guys will come running out from behind their mamma’s skirts, grinning from ear to ear, giving high fives to everyone they can get in front of and slapping every back in sight. Then, with their arms draped over our shoulders, they’ll start crowing about how they were with us all along.
Of course, in the spirit of the prodigal son, God will expect us to bite our tongues and accept them as our brothers and sisters in Christ.
I tell you all this now so you can start practicing in front of a mirror. It’s not going to be easy.
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour,
'Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised:
it may be that the LORD will work for us:
for there is no restraint to the LORD
to save by many or by few.'
... we are but few and feeble then to believe that God can not only save us, but save by us ...
Let this strengthen the weak and encourage the timid:
let it be pleaded with God for the enforcing of our petitions
and with ourselves for the silencing of our fears:
It is nothing with God to help, whether with many or with those that have no power, 2 Chr. 14:11.
~ Matthew Henry