Late in February I put out a national call for pro-family advocates to join me for two hours of prayer for marriage at the United States Supreme Court on March 9th. The primary purpose was to beseech God for mercy on our nation, because I believe only His intervention can save us from a pro-“gay marriage” decision by the Justices, and that such a ruling would be devastating to us as a nation and a people.
My wife Anne and I went in the spirit of Abraham, asking God to withhold His judgment for the sake of the remnant.
On March 9th Anne and I stood alone for the first hour and a quarter, fighting discouragement. We were just two witnesses in a sea of apathy. But then we were joined over the next 30 minutes by eight more people, peaking for just a moment as a group at exactly 10 souls.
In Genesis 18:22-32, Abraham, out of love for his nephew Lot and his family, lobbied God not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah
“Abraham stood yet before the LORD…and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes….And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.”
Was it merely a coincidence that my call-to-action resulted in just 10 people — exactly 10 — standing for righteousness in front of the court? Was this the Lord’s answer to our prayer? I don’t know for certain, but it is at the very least a hopeful sign.
just before the court hears oral arguments on the “gay marriage” case three weeks from now on April 28th I will join a group of pro-family leaders on the court steps yet again as we deliver to the Justices a mountain of “Restraining Orders” — personalized letters to every member of the court and every member of the United States Congress, calling on congress to remove jurisdiction from the court over marriage. I will have an exact date and time for this shortly, in case you have the ability to join us there.
In the mean time am asking every supporter of Abiding Truth Ministries and Defend the Family International to go here: http://restrainthejudges.com/DefendTheFamily/ and join this effort. Or make a donation of $50 or more here http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.phphttp://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php and we will place the order in your name, using our office address. This will help those who don’t use credit cards to participate by sending us a check in the mail (our mailing address is on our donate page).
Along with Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action the organizer of this effort, I want to assure you that no-one is profiting from this campaign. Your payment covers just the costs of the project. Here at ATM are even using some of our operating budget to maximize the impact of this campaign.
This is the most important battle in my quarter century of pro-family activism, and the Restrain the Judges campaign is the best way (other than prayer) to help fight it.
Please sign up to send your own batch of Restraining Orders to the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court and all 535 US Senators and Congressmen TODAY, and forward this email to your lists.
Dr. Scott Lively