By now you’ve heard the firestorm of controversy over Zack Follett calling Matt Stafford a “china doll” during a radio interview last week. What made this story even more interesting was Follett’s response to the media attention by making the claim that he was in a spiritual battle with Satan attacking him.
So we have a couple of things going on here. First, choose your words carefully. I think we can all agree on that. Any time the words “china doll” and quarterback are used together, expect some controversy and expect the word to get out quickly especially the social media tools at EVERYONE’S disposal.
The second thing we have in this scenario is a little deeper for some and unbelievable for others. Are we in a spiritual battle? If you would have asked me back in December, I would have hesitated with a response. Ask me now…I emphatically say yes. I’m not likely to go about like Zack Follett did in the video above, however, I think the notion of a spiritual battle for your soul is worth merit and discussion. I know for me, I’ve thought about it a lot since the beginning of 2011 helped along by the Paranormal Activity series that just finished up at Kensington Community Church.
This is something I’m investigating for myself. As someone that considers himself a follower of Jesus Christ, I truly believe I owe it to my faith to see how this applies to my life. I believe the Bible is true and an accurate historical account of what happened in both the Old Testament and New Testament. I believe that there are forces in this world that are trying daily to find the weaknesses in my life and turn me away from the faith that I’ve been growing over the last few years. Things like exorcisms, demon possession, fortune tellers, etc. now scare the heck out of me and I want to stay as far away from them as possible. I’m not going to see The Rite or stroll down memory lane and watch The Exorcist (I remember when I saw it the first time…couldn’t sleep soundly for a week!).
If you’re still skeptical…good. If you’re at all curious as to why my thinking has changed, check out each of the messages from Kensington’s podcasts from this series. I don’t recommend it all in one sitting! It’s heavy stuff and I’m still thinking about it from yesterday!
Now I’m curious. What are your thoughts? Do you believe in the supernatural? Do you believe in a spiritual battle? I think Zack Follett is right on the money.