“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Perhaps this is obvious but were this written today besides “rulers” and “authorities” Paul certainly would have added the MSM. But I digress. The “we” Paul refers to are Believers, Christians and the wrestling he describes has never changed. The ‘rulers’, ‘authorities’ and the msm are merely the conduits, the vessels of wrath, the minions of ‘the comic powers’ and ‘spiritual forces of evil’. How else can the same battle rage for 2000 years? How else can you explain the lock step marching of so many for so long? How else do you explain what you witness daily in this country alone? The ‘rulers’ and the ‘authorities’ answer to their father, Satan, and that is simply because they are born his children and like their father their only goal is to defeat Christ and so they attack those which represent Him in this realm. How else can the generation to generation of denial, oppression, murder and assault be explained? It cannot. There is no central human authority handing down generational decrees to deny Christ and there is no explanation for the unquestioning acceptance and imposition of such non-existent decrees by so many century after century.
The story below is just one example of the hold the ‘cosmic powers’ and spiritual forces of evil’ have on this current age. But just so you do not become discouraged here is the answer to the ‘battle’ –
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,”
The dramatic shift in how mainstream media characterizes terrorist attacks over the years reached what I hope is the pinnacle of their obfuscation today. The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka against Christian churches and areas where Christians were likely to gather were committed on Easter Sunday by Muslims in a city known for radicalization. This was a clear and unambiguous attack by radical Islamic terrorists specifically targeting Christians.
But you’ll have a hard time coming to that conclusion if all you’re reading or watching is leftist mainstream media.
The reporting today has been in stark contrast to the immediate labeling and narrative-building surrounding the terrorist attacks in New Zealand mosques last month. There was zero doubt based on media reporting that the attacks were targeting Muslims. But today, it’s hard to even find the word “Christian” in any of the posts or news reports. On top of that, there’s a stark difference when reading the Tweets of condolences from leftists who refuse to acknowledge this as an attack against Christianity despite the immediate and crystal clear labeling of the New Zealand mosque incidents as attacks targeting Muslims.
Some of this was noted by Brittany Pettibone:
OAN’s Jack Posobiec added that a new phrase has been coined by the media regarding the Notre-Dame fire:
Was this the same response they were giving following the Christchurch attacks? No. As Imam Mohamad Tawhidi noted, the differences were very clear.
Why do the media and leftist politicians do this? Why are they quick to label attacks against any other religious group exactly as they appear, but they’re so unwilling to call out any attacks against Christians as attacks against Christians?
This is the time we’re in, folks. The left has a narrative they want jammed into our heads and that narrative has no room for acknowledging violence and persecution is committed against Christians. The only stories that fit their narratives are stories that can blame Christians for wrongdoing. In those cases, the perpetrators’ status as Christians is broadcast loud and clear. But if Christians are victims, the left will go to extreme lengths to negate that fact from the record.
Of all the major news outlets, I was only able to find one that didn’t shy away from the truth. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board stands alone in declaring the intended victims of this attack as who they are and why they were targeted.
The intentional suppression of what happened, who committed it, and who was targeted is beyond insulting. The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka are being framed by the media as some people did something. (Bold an Italics added by me.)