Monday, October 22, 2007

402 Legion Way

I’ve heard it said that the three signs of the demonic are: nudity, violence and chaos. I think just a cursory review of the news and events of the day proves its validity. The obvious example is the abortion industry but serial killers, tyrannical political regimes, and cultic and heretical religious sects – think Jim Jones and David Koresh — all exhibit these three marks of the demonic.

And if you really take the time to meditate on this fact it’s quite shocking to realize that many social-political movements, legislative initiatives and so-called religions fall into this category. It’s actually a pretty good acid test for analyzing bills coming out of the state legislature. Just wait until the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the lesbians at DSHS get their “comprehensive sex education” program cranked up.

Interestingly enough this insightful fact comes from the Bible and the story of the healing of a demon-possessed man (Mark 5 and Luke 8) .

They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you evil spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

That’s why I found it fascinating that the address for the Olympia Planned Parenthood is – 402 Legion Way. When I went there to pray Sunday night with about 20 other people we prayed the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel and the exorcism prayer. If you’d like to pray it on your next trip to the state capitol in Olympia, Planned Parenthood or other meeting with the demonic here it is.

As a side note — Pope Leo XII, the author of this prayer, had profound respect for private property and spoke out forcefully against socialism and communism. He saw clearly in the late 1800’s how socialists and today’s liberals are “working on the poor man’s envy of the rich, are striving to do away with private property” and “who hold that ‘class is naturally hostile to class, and that the wealthy and the working men are intended by nature to live in mutual conflict.’” Property rights activists would do well to read more about him and begin to understand the demonic forces which also threaten private property and how to combat them.

(Cross posted at the Reagan Wing.)

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