17 Apr Fighting Against God (Acts 5:38-39) by Scott Casmer
“So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” ~ Acts 5:38-39 (full readings)
Scott’s Reflections: In today’s reading, the Sanhedrin were deciding how to punish the Apostles after they had repeatedly shared the word of God through public teaching. They were charged with being false prophets. Gamaliel warned the rest of the Sanhedrin that it may be best not to punish the Twelve since, if they were actually doing God’s inspired work, they would potentially be fighting God Himself. This would, of course, lead to their destruction. Those who publicly chastise the Pro-Life movement could benefit from fully absorbing the meaning of these verses. In December 2014, Cecile Richards, CEO of planned parenthood, officially stated, “We want to make it completely unacceptable to run for office as someone who opposes women’s rights.” This is, of course, code for not allowing Pro-Life candidates to run for public office. While this is wrong on many levels, it is clearly Fighting Against God. We should all pray for her conversion and that of her many misguided followers.
* Scott Casmer was part of the original fellowship group that led to the formation of the LIFE Runners and is currently the Colorado Springs LIFE Runners chapter leader. Scott works at Schriever AFB and is married with two daughters..
Faith Challenge: Politely challenge a person who may be unknowingly fighting against God. Perhaps somebody who is wearing a Komen shirt does not know that he or she is supporting the abortion industry through funding Planned Parenthood.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Anicetus
Faith Quote: “We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila
Through Christ our Lord,