When Planned Parenthood adopted a strategy to win the debate on abortion and establish the legal right for women to have abortions on demand, it asked a strategic question: “From where will our strongest opposition come?” The organization anticipated that opposition would come most fiercely from the Roman Catholic Church. In order to offset the impact of the Roman community, Planned Parenthood adopted a strategy to encourage Protestant churches to support a woman’s right to abortion on demand. It encouraged the use of the mantras “A woman’s right to choose” and “A woman’s right over her own body.” A further part of the strategy was to use the slogan “prochoice” rather than “pro-abortion.” In other words, the effort to legalize abortion on demand was wrapped in the flag of personal liberty.
The Planned Parenthood strategy was eminently successful. For the most part, the mainline liberal churches backed the feminist crusade in favor of “choice.” What was most distressing was the silence of evangelical churches, churches committed to the authority of the Bible and the classical Christian faith. It took many years for the evangelical church to come to a consensus on the evil of abortion but, more tragically, many evangelical churches still refuse to speak out against the destruction of babies made in the image of God. — R.C. Sproul, The Voice of the Church
Satan ain’t stupid.
Incredibly short-sighted, yes. Congenitally unable to differentiate his desires from reality, yes.
But stupid? In relation to a deep understanding of human psychology, the human spirit, human lust, cunning, cruelty, laziness, fearfulness, and self-deception?
Not in the slightest.
And his more sharper tools ain’t stupid, either.
As for the evangelical and Protestant churches who simply refuse to stand against him – and so, choose to be used by him – God will judge.