If current trends reported by the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) continue:
*]The percentage of adults in both countries who identify themselves as Christian will continue to drop by about 0.8 percentage points per year.
*]Some commentators predicted that adults in the Protestant denominations of Christianity probably became a minority sometime during 2006
*]Christians will become a minority in in Canada about 2023 and in the U.S. about the year 2042.[/LIST]- religioustolerance.org/christ.htm
Christians are going to lose the battle against abortion because of demographics alone. Unless … Christians can convince Americans that abortion is wrong using pure reasoning alone. St. Paul recognized there are people who are not familiar with God’s Law, but still lived as though they are.
Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness…
God’s Law is pure, absolute, logical, and reasonable. It does not require Christians to convince non-believers to become Christians, or to believe abortion is wrong because the Bible says it.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Christians must prepare a defense of Life based on logic and reason that will convince skeptics, wiccans, atheists, deist, and secular humanists that, one, life begins at conception, and two, abortion damages women.
… Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Christians must separate fact from fiction and truth from opinion. Pro-Lifers must not argue amongst themselves, and most definitely not with their adversaries. Christians most present their reasons against abortion, not their faith and belief that it is wrong. Brute “force of belief” will not solve this problem nor change minds.
The mind changed against the will is of the same opinion still.
Surely, someone in the pro-Life crowd can present a reasoned argument against abortion. If not, the battle is surely lost.