It was only a matter of hours before the defenders of evil stepped forward with attempts to crush the efforts by investigative video journalists to expose the truly gruesome work of Planned Parenthood. "BREAKING NEWS" flashed across my screen with the following headline:
"Democrats Launch Investigation of Pro-Life Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos"
This is not a surprising move. God-hating advocates always protect their kind. It's just a hard blow to think how our official representatives are the ones shielding the world's greatest death-loving corporation-hiding-behind-tax-exempt-status. Normal people whose stomachs are not lined with iron wonder how abortion advocates -- and even more so, abortion providers -- can sleep at night. How do they eat? How do they function? How do they breathe?
How can anyone be okay with this?
I've no answers other than to say that there has been only one driven passion by the enemies of life since the beginning of time, and that is to shut down God. To eliminate Him and all evidences of Him. That's why it's necessary to conduct absurd investigations. That's why media outlets who presume to call themselves news sources have never run any stories on the brutal killing of babies occurring across the country. That's why pundits and talking heads and very passionate -- but very lost -- citizens are angrily denouncing every effort to expose the bloody truth as censorship or oppression.
That's perhaps the most absurd claim of all, that Planned Parenthood is being censored by religious whackjobs who need to keep their "god" to themselves. Absurd because the reality is that, again, the created, the creature, is pompously declaring that the Planner of parenthood and Creator of all of life cannot speak to, cannot address, nor demand anything from us in this life.
He has spoken. He has made clear his position on life (Psalm 139) and what eternity holds in store for those who disregard it (Revelation 21:8). That's the justice that these fiends deserve, these murderers counted alongside, "the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable... their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
There is one thing though. We can't call down justice if we aren't willing to pray for the condemned. For you see, we were once the condemned. We were once enemies of God and deserving of his eternal wrath. In fact, if it weren't for death -- specifically the death of his Son on the cross, in a brutal, gruesome execution -- we ourselves would still be considered guilty and condemned to eternal horrors greater than anything that happens in an abortion clinic.
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in allspiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patiencewith joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share inthe inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting fromthe hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
So, in this time that we have before any of these individuals die and find themselves facing the eternal Judge.....
We are to pray for those currently involved in this butchering industry, to pray that God will show mercy and grant them faith and repentance, that they walk away from their sins and this horrifying life, that he will fill them with spiritual courage to speak often and truthfully and to all who would hear them.
We must pray for those who have already walked away and carry images and experiences with them that could haunt them for the remainder of their days as a reminder of how no depth is too great for the saving and redeeming love of Christ.
Our prayers must include the hard-hearted and self-righteous politicians and media personalities and celebrities who have been put in special places of influence but who are abusing and squandering the opportunities they have to honor God with their power.
And we must pray for ourselves, that we will operate as though we DO believe that the Lord is the Planner of the universe and the Sovereign God of all of life, as though he DOES save souls from the brink of hell, and that he DOES change lives and grant peace and reconciliation and hope for eternity.
Stumbling, broken, but made new by him; humbly and graciously walking in his faithful path, sharing the good news with others. Praying and praying and praying.
Laura Miller aka mrsdkmiller
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