2 TIMOTHY 3: The Man of God and the Word of God
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
I read a story yesterday on CBN’s website where a woman in NH had been praying outside of her child’s school for a couple of years. She didn’t do this silently, and she wasn’t yelling her prayer..just saying it out loud. She started praying on school grounds in 2011 after two bullets were found in a restroom at the school. She was seeking the Lord’s help in protecting not only her own children at that school, but ALL at the school, students and faculty alike.
Who stepped in to stop her? You probably guessed it: The Freedom From Religion Foundation. You know this group…they are the ones who are continually responsible for shutting down public Christian displays of the ten commandments, nativity scenes, etc. all over the nation through their whining and complaining and bringing forth frivolous lawsuits that waste tax payer dollars and oppress the very faith that made this nation.
Their actions are despicable to me.
Think about this woman being told she can no longer pray on school grounds. Was she hurting anyone? NO. Was she trying to keep the school and everyone in it safe? Yes. Yet again, we see (as the bible says in 2 Timothy 3:3) “despisers of good” shutting down yet another attempt at helping others through our Faith in God.
To read more on this story, please go to CBN’s page here.
The actions of the FFRF have nothing to do with atheist freedoms at all, despite their claims. They have EVERYTHING to do with their extreme hatred and fear of God and Christianity. They would be wiser I think at this point to start going after the Islamic agenda in this nation as that is FAR MORE detrimental to them than any Christian or nativity scene is. But they won’t see this because our nation is under God’s judgment. And just as God hardened Pharoah’s heart in Egypt for His glory, He is also allowing groups like this to have their way for His glory. We may not be able to see it at this point, but in time we will.
Persecution of Christians and Jews is growing worldwide. I posted on my fan page a few days ago a message from SonGear claiming that statistics reveal a Christian is being murdered solely for his faith every 5 minutes of every day these days somewhere in the world. Islam is being praised, while Christians are being killed, silenced, and shunned. But we knew this time was coming didn’t we? Jesus DID tell us that we would be hated by the world because they hated Him first. And we also know last days prophecy tells us there is coming a time of persecution for believers and Jews unlike any other time in history.
It’s hard to believe this is happening right here in America, but it is. Muslims have been emboldened by political leaders, and so have atheists, as they are blindly stepping right into the New World Order’s ideology of a false “Utopian society”. Atheists are being led to believe we Christians are ignorant, blind, and that it is our faith that has destroyed the school systems, this nation, the government, etc.
WE CHRISTIANS ARE BEING TARGETED through lies, just like in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power, through propaganda. History is repeating itself.
Are you trying to fight this by speaking TRUTH about God and the Bible? Are you standing up to this oppression in our nation? Are you using what little bit of speech freedom we have left to holler from the rooftops about the persecution that is happening worldwide?
I hope you all are. We are called to serve Him, and this aspect of our faith may be part or all of your calling. I hope you are doing what you can as you are called and not sitting on your hands.
Let’s start sharing the truth about this. Let’s start being bold in our faith and speaking out against these false claims about us and our faith, about what is happening to us. Start researching the persecution that is happening and start sharing stories about it because more awareness brings forth more action.
Here in America the persecution is still soft, but escalating. Are you watching?
I’m praying for all of you as we face ever darkening times. Remember though, HE is with you. Strengthen yourselves with HIS truth, put on the full armor of God and be encouraged. We know ALL is for His glory and we must be strong – as He was – holding fast to the promises of the Lord.
BE COURAGEOUS OUT THERE!
Peace to you all, today and every day.