Did you know that homosexuals are not in the majority? They make up about 1.7 percent of the population and yet they control Congress, the courts, the media, and our schools. We are in the majority, but we act like a minority. But even a minority can win.
When I ponder the history of the heroes of the faith – Moses confronting Pharaoh, David confronting Goliath, Gideon and his small army of 300 standing against the oppressive Midianites, and King Hezekiah confronted with Sennacherib (the king of Assyria) – I remember that the odds were set against them. When observing their circumstances, I see they had every reason in the world to think that defeat was on the horizon.
In America, we can look back to our forefathers, namely all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and we know the odds were set against them as well. Our small colonial army was fighting against a tyrant who had the strongest military in the world – a tyrant who was opposing them at every turn, even willing to send foreign mercenaries to destroy their families as they were set to steal away everything that rightfully belonged to them.
In the present, similar circumstances surround the American people on a daily basis. We the People are confronted with assaults to our foundations – both biblically and constitutionally – not from an enemy without, but from an enemy within.
With every true-life scenario before us, I have noticed the direction these courageous men and women took without fail. They always set their face toward heaven, and they called upon the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Jesus’ name. Because they were willing to meet God on His terms (Isaiah 66:2) and were prepared to fight for their rights, God answered them mightily (1 Timothy 1:18-19).
Case in point: I came across the following statistics that make the point that a majority is not needed to fight for and win our liberty from tyranny:
- During the War for Independence, only 3 percent of the people actually fought against Great Britain.
- Only 10 percent of the citizens actively supported that 3 percent.
- Approximately 20 percent considered themselves to be on the side of the Revolution, but they did not actively participate.
- Toward the climatic end of the war, approximately 30 percent actually fought on the side of the British.
- The rest of the citizens had no disposition either way. They didn’t care. They didn’t want anything to do with what they deemed to be a political issue.
Our founders and our biblical stalwarts are a great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12). Like them, God is willing to answer us if we are willing to take Him at His word.
John Locke (1632–1704) wrote in his Second Treatise of Civil Government that those “who having no appeal on earth to right them, they are left to the only remedy in such cases, an appeal to heaven.” The “appeal to heaven” was a motto of the Revolution and was emblazoned on the Pine Tree Flag, and it must be our motto today if we want to see the same victorious results.
We are the majority, so let’s start acting like it. And even if we were in the majority, we could still win.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. rightly stated, “When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.”
America, you still have the freedom to do the right thing. Let’s put our majority status to work.