ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE for America's Preborns, the Church, and Our Republic
Mindful of our nation’s confused values and erratic politics, many in Pro-Life today may deem passage of a Constitutional Life Amendment impossible.
Others may choose a stronger term and deem the mere thought of passage absurd. If no state, for example, has been able or willing to close its last abortion center and test Roe v. Wade's permanence, should Pro-Life expect two-thirds of the U.S. Congress to authorize a Constitutional Life Amendment and 38 states to ratify it?
But there is more to consider. Tozer’s challenging words (above) help to untangle what clouds our minds about the feasibility of a Life Amendment campaign. His words affirm what our spirit knows to be true, that "God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible." God has always done so, with notable success. And is it “not a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves?"
Christian children across the nation return to school next month. Those who are enrolled in public schools -- at a time when Common Core is tightening its grip -- will likely be faced with repeated attempts at anti-Christian indoctrination. Even more tragically, the majority of children in Christian schools and homeschools may never learn the essential truths they need to know in order to effectively advocate the Gospel of Life in an increasingly totalitarian and anti-life culture.
Christian education involves much more than bringing children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. If we are to follow Christ's key command to "make disciples" in the midst of this culture of death, we must be intentional about providing education on life issues to all who are under our influence.
See our supplemental pro-life curriculum at: www.pastorsprolife.org/curriculum.
Should pastors nurture a climate of hope or a climate of despair in their congregations? If we recognize that preborn babies are precious to God, our responsibility to be "salt and light" requires us to seek to create a culture where their lives are protected. To resign ourselves to the inevitability of the slaughter of the innocent is to surrender to our enemy's stronghold.
Even in the midst of pro-abortion presidents and judges, our Constitution provides a strategy for ending the slaughter. A Constitutional Amendment for Life could be enacted without the involvement of our nation's executive or judicial branches.