So you’re a prolifer…GREAT! But are you a ‘public’ prolifer?
Way more often than I’d care to admit I see prolifers say and do the dumbest things. To be fair, there are many of us categorized in different ways, but that should never give any of us the ‘power’ or freedom to do things in the public eye that can immediately destroy what the rest of us do.
The public and proaborts sees prolifers as ‘religious’. That’s not necessarily a bad thing unless you’re doing bad things that are not what is perceived as ‘religious’ or sanctified. An example is publically saying it’s okay to party. Now, you may not have actually SAID it’s okay to party, but when you post photos of a frosty beer or glass of wine in your hand, then you have publically said that you party. In other words, people – proaborts and the religious alike – will remember that beer or wine way longer than the babies you saved from abortion. You lose your pubic witness instantly.
So why go that road? Do you call your public prolife life a ministry?
However, what I do find interesting is how a public prolifer will instantly defend their actions with their religion or affiliation. Don’t do that. Please. Defending sin is, at the very least, irrational and makes the rest of us appear to be the same.
To be clear, this is not just about beer and wine. This is also about being in polite society at the gates of hell on a public sidewalk. Are you being the minister you say you are? Do you love your neighbor with boldness as Christ did? When we do this with love and not vanity, we can move mountains and plant good seed on fertile ground! The proabort and general public should see you as a stalwart life defender, and if you attribute what you do to your chosen religion or relationship, then think before you ‘do’. It’s your reputation, how do you want to be known?
Let’s be honest, this isn’t just about what the public sees about you as a prolifer, it’s also other prolifers, groups, and ministries that watch what we all do. Yes, everyone is a critic, but doing what Christ has called you to do is the only ordination you need. As life defenders and Christians, we should always strive to be above the black eye the enemy can publically give us. Most of us looks up to and respects ministers, pastors, and priests, so imagine seeing them on the news or in a friends FB feed as partying the night before.
And as always, I let the Bible speak for me. As public prolifers, consider 1Thessalonians 5:12-22 to help all of us understand who we are in public prolife ministry:
- v12: recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and encourage you
- v13: and to esteem those who labor very highly in love for their work’s sake, be at peace among yourselves
- v14: warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all
- v15: see that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what tis good both for yourselves and for all
- v16: rejoice always
- v17: pray without ceasing
- v18: in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
- v19: do not quench the Spirit
- v20: do not despise the prophecies
- v21: test all things; hold fast what is good
- v22: abstain from every form of evil.
As public prolifers, we do unpublic things; we do suffer, we have little in the world, we have much in our hearts, we encourage:
“And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat*. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.” [1Cor 4:12-13]
EXPOSING THE ABORTION AGENDA FROM THE PULPIT, ON THE SIDEWALK, THE MEDIA & IN THE STATEHOUSE: “Once I realized that my abortion was a tragedy and not an accomplishment, I was able to discern correctly that abortion is, indeed, MURDER.” ~ Rev. Katherine, post-abortive minister, counselor, AMERICAN.
YOU can contribute to KeepLifeLegal by simply going to the sidewalk, praying, voting for and supporting prolife candidates.