Totally get it. Abortion should be abolished, no question. But that is not how the law works because the law is BROKEN. We know this. But abolitionists holding their breath until they get what they want is not saving one life.
v6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
v7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
v8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. [1Cor 3:6-8]
THAT is incrementalism explained. THAT is Bible.
Did you know it takes, on average, about a dozen times to hear the Gospel to finally come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? You know, getting saved? Because God works through people like you and me. God has always worked with people because of the Fall: “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” [Romans 13:1]
If you really think Roe and abortion will magically disappear, you’ll be waiting until the Rapture because:
*People still steal even though it’s illegal
*People still buy/sell drugs even though it’s illegal
*People still scam even though it’s illegal
*People still murder – even though it’s illegal
*And women will still try to abort their unborn children when it becomes illegal.
The list is endless. An abolitionist’s purpose is not supposed to be wagging a finger at other activists, but rather furthering the Gospel to MAKE ABORTION UNTHINKABLE. And here’s why…
The abortion pill is being sold over the internet ALL THE TIME. Moms are taking it upon themselves to ‘self care’ at home because incrementalism has taken abortion mills off every corner. These women need the Gospel, these women need Mercy and Grace. THEY NEED CORRECT INFORMATION and a real options.
Incrementalism has LITERALLY saved millions of lives since abortion has been legal. MILLIONS. Absolutely NO ONE can deny that. And it is important to note that the only way to repeal Roe, and in every state (there’s that pesky 10th Amendment, some states have trigger laws in place now) is to be vigilant, support legislation, and be on the sidewalk where every person going into a kill mill will hear about Jesus and His Love for them, and the family residing within them.
But here is my last thought about all of this: Some abolitionists are taking public pot shots in a passive/aggressive manner at good people doing great things, and it is abysmal. It causes public division that makes all of us look like we are running with scissors AT EACH OTHER while proaborts watch the sideshow.
HOWEVER there are bad prolifers. A lot of them. We will continue to expose them.
And there you have it. I take NO glory in taking pot shots at others because it does NOT please God. Please consider the same. Take the same voracity at proaborts and deathscorts and their handlers rather than the others who are on your side of the sidewalk.
You can be prolife AND anti-abortion at the same time. True story.