> Articles from the Abolitionists of North Idaho > 11/29/2015
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Continuing to exhort pro-life churches to stand in the gap.
Today we exhorted pro-life Christians attending Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Please remember we know many of those attending have been bought with the price of the blood of Jesus. We have great respect for them as brothers and sisters, and we seek to recruit them to repent with us and to begin to act on behalf of our preborn neighbors being slaughtered on our watch.
A number of people were not interested in talking to us at all or taking a pamphlet. When we asked kindly if they had heard of abolitionism or if they'd take a pamphlet on the abolition of human abortion, there were several people who dismissed us without a word but with a wave of their hand as if they were swatting a fly by their ear.
A number of people talked willingly and enthusiastically with us about the subject of abortion. They typically started by saying thank you to us for standing and then that they agreed with us. We explained that we wanted to equip them to love their preborn neighbor and in every case asked them if they had taken any direct action about abortion in the last week. To a person, every one of them said no.
And this is the problem. We know born again brothers and sisters have the right opinion about abortion, but the question then becomes will we be a people that displays our love for our neighbors by our works on their behalf? This is what abolitionism is about. Many asked us what they can do, and our first answer is repentance. We must repent and cry out to God that we have allowed the desecration of His image bearers while it was in our power to at least publicly speak out on their behalf. Then, next, let's speak rightly and Biblically about the slaughter of the preborn and let's at least set the goal that we end the slaughter of innocents and that we not compromise with evil along the way.
After we all repent together, because we are many members, there will be many audiences, many speakers and many actions. Some will render direct assistance. Some will be preachers of righteousness. Some will lead the charge with holding magistrates accountable. Some will teach and encourage. Some will plead with those murdering their children.
We can not answer the question in every case of what to do. We simply say repent and then act commensurate with loving your preborn neighbor who is in imminent peril of death. Act cohesively with your brothers and sisters. Act Biblically. Lead with the Word of God in your response. Lead with the love of God. Be bold. Be empathetic, Be compassionate, but be absolutey intolerant of evil. DO NOT compromise with evil, and do not be silent in its face.
In the last couple of weeks of church exhortation, there have been several Christians who literally said it is pointless to do anything against child sacrifice because the Bible prophesied that in the last days love would wax cold and things would get worse and worse, and then the judgment would come. They said we could not push back against Biblical prophesy.
We ask, knowing it has been the last days for quite some time, if a mother began to murder her child on the sidewalk in front of you, or if a man began to rape a woman in front of you, would you stand back and say "there is nothing I can do", "this is foretold by prophesy!"? We hope and pray not!
We pray instead that in spite of the coming judgment, that in regards to the evil before you that you stand in the gap, that you feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, deliver the victim from the marauder, or die trying. No greater love hath a man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Finally, we note that in the church bulletin at Candlelight today was the quote of the week by Edmund Burke "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
It is great to "hear" that in a church bulletin, but to the church bus driver who said abortion was murder but then told us when we asked "what should Christians do about abortion?" "NOTHING" was his reply.
Brother, we plead with you to read your own church bulletin. We then plead with you to not be hearer only but a doer of the Word.
Edmund Burke also said the following "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
And he also said "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."