As the Texas State Legislature prepares to pass HB2, a new law imposing restrictions on abortions in the state, a spiritual war broke out in front of the capitol building. As Christian pro-life advocates sang the hymn Amazing Grace, pro-Abortion activists responded with chants of “Hail Satan!” to try and drown out the singing. A blogger captured footage of some of the chanting in the background and uploaded it to the web.
Here is the video:
Some bloggers and online news reporters on the scene took to Twitter immediately to report on the sad display.
— Charmaine Yoest (@CharmaineYoest) July 3, 2013
— LeahFaye (@leahfaye91) July 2, 2013
This display of evil and hatred was all for a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and impose safety restrictions on abortion clinics statewide. In other words, an abortion is still legal and accessible in Texas even if the bill is passed. But this is not enough to satisfy the pro-abortion activists who want full access to kill a baby in the womb at any point in a pregnancy.
The Bible is clear that life begins at conception. In speaking of God’s work of creating life, King David wrote: “Thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalm 139).
When The Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah for the first time He told him: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5). And from the first moment Mary was pregnant with The Lord Jesus Christ Scriptures state: “she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 1:18).
Abortion is murder in God’s eyes. But with schools and government buildings removing any mention of God, pop culture promoting sinful rebellion and more and more churches preaching false gospels, many in society are no longer concerned with The Lord or His judgment. Instead people are opting for what is right in their own eyes, justifying the killing of life in the womb under the guise of “women’s rights” and “empowerment.” Do not be deceived.
Pray For Repentance
“..for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. – Exodus 20:5-6.
This incident of clear blasphemy reveals the heart of sinful rebellion – anger at God. The Bible is clear that an unsaved person is at war with The Lord: “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” – Romans 8:7-8.
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines enmity as: “1. The quality of being an enemy; the opposite of friendship; ill will; hatred; unfriendly dispositions; malevolence.” (source).
This is the state of those who are blinded from the light of the Gospel. Pray for their repentance and to see the error of their ways. As the world moves to greater hostility towards the Bible, Biblical Christianity and the true Bible-believing Christians who practice it, is all the more important to share the Gospel boldly and let the power of God, which is in His Holy Word, shine on the hearts and minds of those in society who do not know or believe in Jesus Christ. There is forgiveness for all sins, including taking life in the womb, when one puts faith in Jesus and His work on the cross. Maybe, one day some of the activists screaming for abortion in Texas will know this, repent and truly understand the feeling of the words from Amazing Grace:
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me….
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.