The people of God must never keep silent in the midst of attack on the message of the gospel. Elijah took a stand even in a hostile and homicidal environment. The people had so much compromised that they could not choose for Jehovah God.
BUT THE PEOPLE WERE SILENT
1 Kings 18:17-39 17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? 18 And Elijah answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and