“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.”—Exodus 34:29, 30
Moses was a man who had been with God, and the people knew it.
On Monday, May 6, 2019, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker by the name of Brian Sims recorded an eight-minute video of himself yelling in anger at a woman because she dared to pray for the women and babies going into a Planned Parenthood facility in Center City. The woman in the video told Actions News, “I forgive him and I am praying for him, please do the same.”
The larger question is why Brian Sims was so angry with a woman who stood in front of a facility that slaughters the unborn and prayed to God that the killing of babies would stop. Why did Brian Sims feel it necessary to tape himself calling the lady “an old white woman”, and a “racist.” U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R- Texas, called Sims a “hateful, angry” Democrat, which he is.
The origin of Brian Sims anger is partially rooted in the fact that the lady who was praying for the unborn, and against the evil that is being done to them, was standing in judgment upon evil, and those who practice evil do not want to be judged. A negative judgment brings feelings of guilt and shame.
Biblically, evil is injurious behavior to self or others. Without question, the termination of the life of the unborn is an injurious act to self, and to others, and should be judged, and condemned. However, Sims does not want the barbaric behavior of executing babies to be judged and condemned, but condoned, in part, so that other acts of perversion can be embraced without guilt or shame, such as his own perverted lifestyle that is contrary to nature.
Ultimately, the anger of Brian Sims against the prayer of the “old white woman” is rooted in the fact that he was in the presence of righteousness. Dr. R. C. Sproul has observed that unbelievers often feel uneasy in the presence of an obedient Christian. The holiness of God, reflected in a believer’s life, makes the non-Christian uncomfortable. To illustrate his point, Dr. Sproul has shared this story.
“A well-known professional golfer was playing in a tournament with President Gerald Ford, fellow pro Jack Nicklaus, and Billy Graham. After the round was over one of the other pros on the tour asked, ‘Hey, what was it like playing with the President and Billy Graham?’ The pro said with disgust, ‘I don’t need Billy Graham stuffing religion down my throat!’ With that he headed for the practice tee. His friend followed, and after the golfer had pounded out his fury on a bucket of golf balls, he asked, ‘Was Billy a little rough on you out there?’ The pro sighed and said with embarrassment, ‘No, he didn’t even mention religion.’ “Astonishing, Billy Graham had said nothing about God, Jesus, or religion, yet the pro stomped away after the game accusing Billy of trying to ram religion down his throat.’ What had happened? Simply this: The evangelist had so reflected Christlikeness that his presence brought the same feeling to the pro as experienced by Isaiah. He knew he was ‘lost, a man of unclean lips, and living among a people of unclean lips.’ In the life of Billy Graham, the lost pro had sensed the presence of our Holy God.” –The Holiness of God by RC Sproul
So much in the life of Brian Sims is against God, and therefore Sims must be against the Lord’s anointed. Sims knows intuitively that goodness, accountability, righteousness, and holiness must be destroyed, if the murder of babies, homosexuality, and every form of evil is to prevail, and be practiced without shame, guilt, or censor. There is a cosmic struggle between good and evil. Sims is battling for evil, while the Christian lady in front of Planned Parenthood was on the side of the angels, life, and God. The tension between good and evil does produce anger, hatred, and hostility, for what fellowship does darkness have with life? None.
Therefore, the battle shall continue. As the enemies of God are engaged, let the Church remember that the anger of the Brian Sims of this world is rooted in the fact that they are in the presence of holiness, when Christians stand up for righteousness.