Every day, 3,000 unborn babies lose their lives to abortion. The scale is staggering, yet many Christians continue to feel trepidation about speaking up for life.

Last year Christian apologist and founder of Stand To ReasonGreg Koukl helped put abortion statistics into context. While the numbers are a year old, they still hold weight in our culture.

“3,000 a day, 6 million over the 42 years and those are accurate statistics as far as I know. I just want to make an observation because it’s easy for numbers to be lost.”

We are reminded of the number of lives that were lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“On September 11th 2001, 2, 977 people lost their lives on American soil during a terrorist attack and the TIME magazine called it the bloodiest day on American soil since the civil war.

“Actually TIME magazine was wrong because more than that die on American soil every single day day, year after year, 42 years running because of elective abortion.”

In no way does this down play the devastating impact and loss following 9/11, but instead shines a light on the extent of loss due to abortion.

How should Christians approach the issue of abortion?

We are all given the opportunity to have conversations about abortions in a way that doesn’t necessarily cause an argument, but in a way that Greg refers to as ‘putting a stone in someone’s shoe.’

“We don’t have to cover all of the ground in every conversation; we don’t have to go for the gold, or swing for the fences or get them to sign on the dotted line. For most people when it comes to spiritual or moral issues that are weighty, it takes them time to work through issues.

“What we’re going to do is we’re not going to worry about harvesting, we’re just going to do a little gardening here. To shift the metaphor now we’re going to try to cultivate things and give them something to think about.”

We need to be equipped in the word of God and firm on our pro-life stance before engaging in conversations with seekers and skeptics of the Christian faith.

“We have a huge mushy middle. You have a lot of people that are persuadable, but they have never ever heard a coherent, thoughtful, persuasive characterization of the pro-life view.”

Highlight: Numbers

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