This article originally appeared here on September 4, 2019 under the name "CBR's 'new' Revival Project"
NOTE: Revelation 3:2 Project retains its position that not all who claim the name of Christ are truly Christians, but that it makes sense to exhort even false Christians in the name of Christ to adopt the actions true Christians ought to be doing in the midst of an abortion holocaust.
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) is refocusing its outreach to the Church, which will now be known as our “Revival Project.” We’ve taken our pro-life message to Christian audiences for many years, but calling it the “Revival Project” is new. Here’s why.
The Church’s prayer: revival.
For some time now, Christian leaders have prayed for revival in the Church and in our land. We don’t doubt their sincerity, but they ignore the principle that God will never bring revival as long as Christians, leaders and lay alike, stand by and do nearly nothing about abortion. Christians are both complicit with and complacent about child sacrifice in America, even when church members sacrifice their own children.
The Church’s position: cruel indifference.
Church members are killing children who could be saved if Christian leaders would (1) stop helping Planned Parenthood cover up the truth and simply open the curtain to let everyone see what abortion is and does, (2) exhort Christians to forsake killing their own children and grandchildren, (3) help Christians be a public witness against child sacrifice, and (4) offer hope and healing to abortion-wounded hearts. The overwhelming majority of our “pro-life” churches refuse to take even these basic steps.
The Lord’s apparent response: “Request denied.”
We want revival without repentance, the crown without taking up the cross. We pray for revival, but how can God permit revival when there is complacency about the bloodshed of our neighbors and even bloodshed within the Church? God says in Isaiah 59:2-3:
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood . . .
God says in Isaiah 1: 15-17:
When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
In these and many other places in the Bible, God says, in effect, that our petitions to Him are offensive as long as we fail to seek justice, correct oppression, protect the fatherless and widow, etc.
A question for the Church: Who is more of an orphan than a child being abandoned by his own parents to be decapitated and dismembered? And who is more of a widow than a woman being threatened with abandonment if she will not consent to the extermination of her own child?
In light of God’s Word, it is difficult to imagine that He will grant revival as long as the Church turns a blind eye to child sacrifice. Over and over again in Scripture, God rebukes and calls to repentance, not the world, but His own people (e.g., Ezekiel 36:18-23, Revelation 3:15-17,19, and Romans 2:24).
Purpose of CBR’s Revival Project.
Our purpose is to confront complicity and complacency in the Church. We use horrifying photos, because without them, most people cannot understand how evil abortion truly is. Nor can they understand how their indifference must grieve the heart of God.
Our signs exhort Christians to forsake killing and take a public stand against child sacrifice. Our presence models one way Christians can be a public witness. One sign offers hope and help to parents in crisis and offers healing to abortion-wounded hearts. You may view all of the Revival Project signs below.
Revival Project signs.
Each Revival Project sign is a 5 x 10-ft image printed on two 5 x 5-ft panels. Most depict a photo of abortion or living embryo, along with a Scripture verse that explains God’s view on child sacrifice and our responsibility to stand against it. Depending on conditions, a volunteer can hold one or two of the panels.
Revival Project at entrance of Regent University, reaching arriving students and staff, as well as travelers along a busy thoroughfare.
Revival Project venues.
Christian leaders, for the most part, are not receptive to this message, so we display our signs on the sidewalks and other public spaces immediately adjacent to their concerts, conventions, seminaries, and schools. In doing so, we find Christians who will see the difficult truth and hear God’s heart for “the least of these.” God sent Jeremiah to the gate of the Lord’s house to call His people to repent of their sin, including child sacrifice (Jeremiah 7).
The response from “pro-life” Christians.
At Liberty University, Lee University, Catholic University of America, and Regent University, we were denounced by faculty and students alike. Harvest Crusade organizers (Anaheim, California) threatened their own attendees, stating that they would not be admitted to the arena if they hold one of our brochures. Members of Crossroads Community Church, a megachurch in Vancouver, Washington, used vinyl banners to block our prenatal development photos. This is reminiscent of the pagans in Ireland who also blocked our prenatal photos. Apparently, pro-life advocacy of any kind is offensive to many Christian leaders.
Why would “pro-life” Christians oppose us for exposing the deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5:11)? Why did so many churches fail to address historical injustices such as slavery, racism, and Nazism? Here’s why. It is bad for business. Controversy doesn’t fund-raise well. It’s easier to give a token response and turn to more profitable pursuits.
Will you invest your time and treasure? Please pray that Christians will repent of sacrificing children on the altar of self and instead sacrifice themselves for the sake of others, as Jesus has done for us. We will expose injustice as long as God enables. Please invest your time and treasure in this crucial work, to be a voice for those who have none.