Bought by the Blood

May 17, 2009

Heaping Coals

Filed under: 1 timothy,Abortion,Hebrews,James,Obama,Romans — cubsfan1980 @ 5:58 pm
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There is a pro-life blog that I read and the author of the blog is live-blogging the pro-life protest in South Bend.  As I was reading about all of the arrest and the attitude of some of the pro-lifers there my heart wept as I wondered if God was pleased.  Paul tells Timothy in 1st Timothy:

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

As I said before, there is place before protesting and picketing, but if you know you will be arrested, is that leading a peaceful and quiet life?  Is disrupting the commencement service, which is supposed to be a joyful time for many considered “Striving for peace with everyone. (Hebrews 12:14)”  Although the protester mean well, it appears that they missed the big picture.  They are becoming more of a curse to those that they are against instead of a blessing.  Kindness is the key to your opponents heart.

To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” – Romans 12:20

No matter one told me they were considering protesting at Notre Dame and asked for  my advice.  If they did asked for my advice, I would have directed them to 1 Timothy 2:1.  I would have encouraged prayer, followed by more prayer, capped off with more prayer.  Prayer for Obama, prayer for mothers, prayer for society, there are so many areas that need to be prayed over in this country.  No true success or fruit will come without prayer.  Public and private prayer can accomplish much.  “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16)”

Aside from prayer a civil exchange of ideas probably would have accomplished much.  There is a reason why a recent gallup poll showed that more people in America are pro-life instead of pro-choice for the first time since 1995.  Consider the fact that the street preacher is usually the least effective means of outreach.  A two-way conversation is always more profitable than one side shouting at the other.


1 Comment »

  1. […] Although I am unashamedly pro-life, I am ashamed of some of the people that call themselves pro-life. What this person did was absolutely contradictory to believing in the sanctity of life. I am not going to repeat what I’ve said previously. If you want to know my sentiments please read “Abortion is a Gospel Issue” and how the protestors at Notre Dame should have reacted. […]

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