1 Kings 18:19 (ESV)
"Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
There are epic moments in history. This is one of them. There will be 850 prophets who basically worship Satanic forces against one who worships God. This is not a showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal and Asherah. It is a showdown between Satan and God played out among their faithful.
This story easily illustrates this epic battle, yet this is the same battle that takes place today in places all over the world. Those who are faithful to God will find themselves in a fight because of their faithfulness to God.
This fight is not about their own viewpoints and ability. It is a fight between God and the forces of evil--the multitudes of evil who think that a majority opinion can and should sway the single declarations of God.
They were wrong in Elijah's day and they are wrong today. The fight continues, the strategy remains the same, and the outcome, for those who listen to God, remains constant.