Filed under: God, Happening Now | Tags: Christianity, Congress, Persecution
In Idaho, two pastors have been threatened with jail time and fines for refusing to marry a same-sex couple, in Houston the City Council has subpoenaed communications of pastors in regard to homosexuality. It seems that we are living in a new era, the era of Government disregarding the Constitution to further their own agenda. At Christmas time in this nation, we now find that we cannot celebrate the birth of Christ unless we also celebrate the belief of Atheists, Pagans and others who are enemies of God. Of course this began many years ago, with schools forbidding teacher and students from prayer, and then from having Bibles with them. Then the attacks against Christians for opposing abortion and homosexuality. All the while in the name of “Separation of Church and State” a single sentence in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist group in New England.
Now we also find that the military has instituted “Holy Places” for Pagan rituals to be performed on military bases, at the same time that they refuse Chaplains to mention Jesus Christ at funerals. The Air Force academy now removes so help me God from the oath that cadets make when they swear to defend the constitution and the country. Of course the Federal Government has also told them to accept homosexual soldiers and recognize those who claim to be married so that they will not feel persecuted. It amazes me that it is acceptable for Muslims to be violently and openly against this particular sin of homosexuality, note that in Muslim nations it is punishable by death, yet when we as Christians stand upon the Word of God it is a criminal offense.
We Christians have for way too long been silent, trying to get along in a society that is increasingly hostile toward us. As people who believe that God is alive and well, that Jesus Christ is the Savior and that holiness is a good thing, we must stand up for our beliefs. Like the woman sentenced to death in Pakistan because she is a Christian and a mother of 5 children. She made the mistake of drinking from the same bowl as a Muslim, and they claim that she insulted Mohammad and must therefore die. She will be killed for her faith. Yet if we continue to just get along and not ruffle feathers we too will find ourselves in that same place. Persecution does not go away, it will continue to get worse, and Christians will be thrown in jail and killed in this country for our beliefs, yet we must stand in the gap, we must stand for Christ. There are too many souls in the United States that are going to hell if we do not confess Jesus Christ as Lord. We are the witnesses, just as the first believers over 2000 years ago, changed their world even though they were killed for their faith. We must call sin what it is, we also must act as Christ acted, love the sinner, hate the sin, for it is the sin that sends them to hell for eternity.
The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Church in Rome said this: “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” He did not qualify that statement by naming the sin because all sin is punishable by eternal damnation, stealing a box of paper clips, or sexual sin, murder or telling lies about another.
Yet in the world of today, Adultery is celebrated, theft from your boss is OK, lying is acceptable especially in political campaigns and murder is also acceptable, as long as it is a baby that is not wanted. It is time to stand up and be counted or walk away from God and join those who hate God. There is no middle ground, the only thing in the middle of the road is road kill. If you claim to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, stand up, speak up and do not be afraid. Join me and thousands of others in fighting back against the hatred of God that has become a part of our society. Don’t sing “God Bless America” He cannot bless that which is full of sin and degradation. First confess your sin, and ask forgiveness, then work to change this nation back to one that follows God. Let us all pray for and work for a third Great Awakening.
Persecution comes in many shapes and sizes, Gordon College a Christian college is now being threatened by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. They have issued a statement about whether or not the college prohibition on “homosexual practice” conflicts with their accreditation standards. The college has appointed a committee to study its current campus policies on same-sex behavior. Seems to me that there is no reason to “study” this issue. Scripture is clear from beginning to end, homosexual behavior is against God’s teaching. There is no change to what the scriptures teach, no word from God that says it is an acceptable life style.
Why do we need to change? Why is it that Christianity has to change to accommodate society? I don’t hear society hollering for Islam to change, they too recognize that homosexual practice is against their teachings. They of course prescribe death for anyone caught in this practice, while we Christians try to show that this is against God and will cause them to spend eternity in hell, but we do not prescribe stoning.
We talk about moderate muslims, and wonder why they do not speak out about ISIL or other radical terror groups. Here is one view of why that is happening. I is a good read.from radical to moderate.
It is one reason why I don’t believe that you can find a moderate muslim, all are under the Koran and other writings. I do hope you will take a look at this article. Please let me know what you think as well.
World Magazine has an article in regard to the closing down of Christian groups on California college campuses. It seems that we are no longer allowed to require our leaders in different clubs to believe in Jesus Christ, we must instead be open to anyone who wants to be leader. Be it a Muslim, Buddhist, or Satanist, or even an atheist. Looks like we soon will be unable to preach and teach the word of God because it will be considered “Hate Speech”.
A few years ago there was a Pastor in Canada who preached a sermon on Romans Chp 1. He was arrested and tried for hate speech, because he read about Homosexuality being sinful in God’s word and that was not allowed speech in Canada. I do not remember the outcome of the trial but I do know what happens if you speak about Jesus in Muslim circles. There are quite a few pastors in jail, because they loved Jesus more than the trip to hell that they believed so many were on. They wanted to save souls. this is not limited to Muslim countries though, it happens in many places in the world of today. There is a persecuted church and more Christians die for their faith in Jesus Christ than had died in the previous 1900 years.
Filed under: Culture, Happening Now | Tags: Disabled, Unintended Consequences
Another case of “unintended consequences” by a government sorely out of touch with the people. Here we have disabled folks wanting to work, yet our government takes jobs away from them so foreign companies can make money on our dime.
Seems to me that our government needs a REAL wake up call, like by firing those who have been in the Senate and House more than 12 years. That is 2 terms for Senators and 6 terms for the House of Representatives. These people need to be back in the real world having to work under the same rules and regulations that we have to survive under.
Filed under: Culture, Happening Now | Tags: Genocide, Islamist Terrorism
That statistic comes not from ISIS nor from Al Qaeda but from Nigeria and Boko Haram, another Islamic Terror Group.Boko Haram is also known as “The people for the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teaching and Jihad.” Christianity is currently the most persecuted religion on the face of the earth. In the 1900’s more Christians had been killed than in the previous 1900 hundred years, killed for their faith. This century is continuing that trend.
On the 18th of September there was testimony before the House Subcommittee on National Security, by Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe. Mr. Ogebe has worked on religious liberty issues for at least 15 years in Nigeria. He told the committee about Boko Haram and the slaughter they have propagated in Northern Nigeria. Last year he said they decapitated 150 or so Christians using chainsaws at a fake checkpoint at a place named Bene Sheikh in Borno State. They also murdered a dozen government workers who were also Muslim men.
In February they went to a boarding school and after inspecting the genitalia of the schoolboys, systematically slit the throats of those who met its crude puberty test. A total of 59 boys were killed in the Buni Yadi School massacre. We also should not forget the 300 young schoolgirls they abducted in April from their school. They have killed more than 180 schoolteachers, and destroyed hundreds of schools. Of course part of the teaching is that girls are not to be taught to read and write.
Our State Department is somewhat complicit in this genocide against Christians, since they claim that these murderers want only a more inclusive government and they are fighting for that goal. The truth is they want a government that is exclusive, it is to be an Islamic government and it is to practice Sharia as the law of the land. This group issued an ultimatum in January 2012 ordering all Christians to leave northern Nigeria within 72 hours or face attacks. In January 2012 over 300 people died as they made good on their threat.
Boko Haram has declared that all Christians should be wiped from the face of the earth, they proclaim that it is a “Jihad war against Christians and Christianity.” It is also a war against Western education, democracy and constitution. When we went after the Taliban/Al Qaeda in Afghanistan there were Nigerian Islamist fighters with the Taliban back then. bin Laden’s personal secretary admitted to traveling to Nigeria when he testified in a New York courtroom.
I would suggest that you look at the transcript of this testimony, it can be found here. This group is extremely violent and wants complete destruction of Christians and Christianity, institution of Sharia in Nigeria. They will stop at nothing in their quest for complete domination, first in Northern Nigeria then spreading across Africa.