It hasn’t been the standard 12 light years since my last post, but there is something that I felt the need to discuss.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the current struggle going on in TX, let me recap.
The Texas Senate was scheduled to vote on SB 5 last week, which “would affirm the state’s interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization. Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.” It was estimated that this bill would save the lives of 30,000 unborn children per year. However, apparently some people don’t like the thought of preventing mass murder and unsafe situations for women (shocker) because there was a HUGE protest in the state Senate on the day the bill was to be voted on.
It began when Democrat (continued shock) Senator Wendy Davis stood up and began to filibuster the bill in the name of “women’s health.” After eleven hours, her filibuster ended, but was soon followed by screams and chants from pro-abortion protestors inside the capitol. The vote was unable to go on because of these mob-like disruptions, and the bill died at midnight.
However, because TX Governor Rick Perry is so awesome, he called another special session to vote on the bill. This time, there was no filibuster, however the protests continued.
Also, late last night, before I went to bed, I came across this little video:
Those are the “tolerant,” “caring,” “peaceful,” “pro-choice” protesters (albeit paid) fighting for a woman’s right to make her own choices concerning her health. By shouting down the sound of Christians singing “Amazing Grace” with chants of “hail Satan.” Stay classy, liberals. Stay classy.
At least some of the pro-death protesters decided to make this a family outing:
If you can’t see what that sign says, it says “NO to SB 5” and displays a beautiful, hand drawn coat hanger. And they made CHILDREN hold the sign. Hey, “pro-choicers,” if you had exercised your “right” to choice, you wouldn’t have kids to hold your pro-death signs for you. Isn’t that just precious.
Rick Green (courageous pro-life advocate and founder of Patriot Academy) documents a comment from another one of those tolerant, caring , civil-rights-loving scumbags on his Facebook page:
Gotta love loving liberals.
Look, I’m not in the mood to debate abortion at the moment. That’s a post for another day. What I want to suggest to you is something that I haven’t heard a whole lot of in this debate over abortion. Ready?
We are experiencing one of the most earth-shaking spiritual battles of our time. Oftentimes, pro-lifers get caught up in debating the logical or philosophical side of abortion and forget about the spiritual side. While debating with people and changing their minds on this topic is absolutely vital, we need to keep in mind that it’s deeper than that. This is a spiritual issue as well.
I read the book “This Present Darkness” a while back, and it really illustrates what is going on in the abortion debate. The book is about a fictional town that is controlled by spiritual forces. Every time something happens in the physical world, whether it be a murder or a family argument, the author shows what is going on in the spiritual realm at the same time. There are many instances of demonic possession and influence. This book clearly demonstrates how everything in the physical realm is linked to and influenced by spiritual forces. I believe this is what is happening in America today on the subject of abortion.
When a group of organized protesters chant “hail Satan” at the TX state capitol, I see it as more than just some blind puppets repeating a phrase. I see demonic forces pulling the strings. When a woman stands up to fight against saving lives of innocent children, what you’re not seeing is Satan standing behind her.
Call me a lunatic if you want, but this debate is more than a debate over choice or life; its a battle between good and evil. However, there is good news. Demons aren’t the only spiritual forces out there. The forces of Heaven are in the capitol as well, giving our guys strength to keep fighting.
Ephesians says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Of course, we know who wins in the end. Or rather, who has already won. Jesus won the war over evil at the cross 2000 years ago. However, today we are struggling to win the individual battles.
I truly believe that the pro-abortion movement is powered by more than women trying to protect their “civil rights.” It’s powered by something much darker. Something that is deeply imbedded in our society. Not a mere ideology or mood. But a force. An evil, destructive, death-seeking, spiritual force.
We can win this battle, but we need to keep fighting. The best way to fight is to pray as much as possible, but we also need to get out there and win minds and hearts over for Christ. Notice I said minds and hearts. This issue stems from the heart. If we tell people about Jesus, we can change their hearts. By changing what’s in their heart, we can change what’s in their minds. While we need to continue debating and changing peoples’ minds, it needs to be accompanied with a story of love, grace, and mercy that only Jesus can give. That is the key to winning this battle.
If you want a clear example of how to do this, go to http://www.180movie.com/.
So, pray for this fight in Texas. Pray for the scores of babies who lose their lives to abortion each year. Pray for the women who make decisions based on a lie and have to live with it for the rest of their lives. Pray for the men and women who give in to the spiritual forces around them and protest life in the public square. And then get out there and change some hearts.