Peter Kreeft on the Work of MCFL and Why We Must Never Give Up


The following is a particularly apt excerpt from Dr. Peter Kreeft’s keynote address to the 2017 Massachusetts Citizens for Life Annual Banquet. We wanted to call your special attention to it because he expresses so well why MCFL needs you to join our work and our mission, both personally and financially.

That is why we work to end abortion. Because we cannot bear to face that face in heaven and see its tiny shards and crushed skull and burned skin and broken pelvis and hear those words: “This is what you did to Me.” That is why in this work to abort abortion we will never, never, never, never, never give up.

Who is this we who will never give up? We, who constitute Massachusetts Citizens for Life, we diverse individuals united by our common love of life, especially where life is in greatest peril. We need your help, your passion, your prayers, and your pennies. Many, many pennies. Your coins with Caesar’s head on them. Paying out your coins to undermine Caesar’s rule over your children, over God’s children, is simultaneously rendering unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and unto God what belongs to God. 

For who is our Caesar? Anyone other than Christ who speaks the sacred words over any innocent citizen, born or unborn: “This is my body.” Moloch and Ashteroth uttered these words in ancient Canaan in the valley of Gehenna. The Aztec god of the smoking mirror with the unpronounceable name uttered those words in 16th century Mexico. 

Those false gods, those evil spirits, those fallen angels, are real. They are not myths and they arise age after age, place after place. For they are immortal. They are our enemies, not flesh and blood. Not even the flesh and blood that deliberately kills its own flesh and blood. And not even the flesh and blood that finances that killing.

Unless God’s Word lies, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this present darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places. That is why we must never, never, never, never give up.

If you would like to join us in this work to “abort abortion," please consider joining MCFL as a member. If you are already a member, please make a donation to support our efforts at educating the public and mobilizing thousands of pro-life grassroots activists to advocate for life and against the culture of death.

Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of more than 60 books on Christianity, apologetics, philosophy, and life matters. He was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Banquet.

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