Skip to comments.Is There a Crusade Against Christians?
Posted on 03/30/2013 8:22:02 AM PDT by ReformationFan
Excellent interview of Terence Jeffrey on CBN news concerning the rising anti-Christian tyranny in the U.S.
Yes. And part of it is being enabled by the muzzie antichrist in the White Hut!
There has always been a crusade against Christ and those who follow him. We need to realize that the world is not going to change to accommodate us. It is going to fight tooth and nail against what we represent.
We tend to think that this crusade is new because modern Americans don’t want to give up the consumer culture and the luxury it represents. We want it adapt to us, even though it is everything that Christ told us not to be.
AS CS Lewis put it, we (Christians) are the resistance in enemy occupied territory.
Yes there is and has been a steady attack and getting worse against christians for a number of years. They have the christians on the run and hiding behind closed doors at churches. It comes from one part where Jesus tells a disciple to turn the other cheek. What they forget is where Jesus went off on the money changers at the temple. He was so mad and angry for what they had been doing. Another example they forget is where Peter is in captivity by the Roman’s and for 3 years he fights for his rights against the Roman Empire. I wish all christians would rise up for our cause. For 40 years they have sat in the churches letting their brothers and sisters do all the fighting for our rights. The rights we all won’t have soon.
Comment: There is an ongoing war against the West. Christianity is so intertwined with Western beliefs and practices so as to be indistinguishable; and that is why it is being attacked.
Western morale has passed into such a degenerate state that we are allowing people of different civilizations into positions of authority. If the West keeps heading towards extinction at the present rate we will be the only civilization in history to be killed solely by means of words: I.E. "Racist."
There is unquestionably an increasing opposition to Christianity in this day and age in the US (and the west generally). There’s a lot of reasons why, but one that was pointed out and spoke to me recently is that there are some people who think that the way to respect minority faiths (and races too for that matter) and to make them feel wanted and loved is to denigrate and run down the majority faith and opinion. If you drag down the majority, the minority automatically rises. Its typical socialist humanist thought - equality is the ultimate attribute and trumps fairness, justice, truth, logic and even democratic will. I think there is a certain amount of that going on.
True, there has always been opposition to Christ and His followers, but the opposition is getting more marked and more nasty at this time. No question about it.
>>True, there has always been opposition to Christ and His followers, but the opposition is getting more marked and more nasty at this time. No question about it.
Worse than crucifixion, throwing them to the lions, burning them alive?
If we started living for Christ instead of just using him as a decoration for our mostly-secular lives, then you’d see that the modern crusade against Christians is laughable! Now, that’s in the western world. In many foreign countries, Christians do have to undergo the kind of persecution that early followers had to endure.
Look at it this way: if some store declares “War on Christmas” by ordering its employees to say “Happy Holidays”, do we refuse to shop there? Perhaps.
But what if that store is the only place that has the special “must-have” toy that every kid is demanding this year? Do you sneak in, buy the toy, sneer at the poor hourly employee that has to say “Happy Holidays”? Or do you explain to your child that he didn’t get the toy because your relationship with God is far more important than one toy and one day he will understand?
There is a crusade against Christ, and most Christians are marching with the forces of the secular world.
>>What they forget is where Jesus went off on the money changers at the temple. He was so mad and angry for what they had been doing.
Remember that he went to the temple, not the marketplace or the soldier’s barracks or the governor’s house. He was saying that we need to put His house in order before we can straighten out the world.
The war is being won by the anti Christians in most places, especially the West.
The fight against Western Civilization and and the demonization of Western culture was the principal means of undermining Christianity because Christianity and Judeo-Christian morals and values form the very basis of Western Culture. It can be argued that the thisJudeo-Christian foundation was the fundamental driving force for the success of Western Culture.
The Left has succeeded beyond it's wildest dreams to destroy and demean western culture.
The decline of the West tracks directly the destruction of it's culture and it's decline in Christian Faith.
The really weird paradox is that the same people who most oppose Christianity seem to enthusiastically embrace Islam despite that fact that Islam imposes by violence the tenets that people who oppose Christianity hate.
“The really weird paradox...”
Actually it demonstrates the emotional, unintellectual, self centered nature of Evil. It really is ‘mundane’.
Christmas and Easter have been targeted as "pgan" by liars and dupes for several decades to prepare the way for this.
Vandy and other "educational" institutions showing their anti-Christ fangs is just a case of the Wolf finally letting Little Red Riding Hood in on reality. The wolf has been mauling Red's Grandmother for a long, long, time but Red couldn't see what was coming. Red was part of the happy majority who were spared while the anti-Christ crowd refined it's tactics on a single group.
Divide and conquer works every time against the Christian majority in this country. You can already see folks probing for the best places to drive their wedges between Christians for the next step. There's always someone tossing out a little distorted tidbit about how no one needs a church or organized religion anyway. That's the beginning of the drive to fragment Christians so they're ineffective in the battle to redefine the First Amendment as protecting "freedom of worship", not "freedom of religion".
When Christians ignore lies about fellow Christians and humor obvious propagandists , they're setting themselves up as easy targets for the same slightly altered lies a in the near future.
Marxists have redefined “secularism” to mean authorative atheism. Yes, they always kill, torture and imprison Christians. We are the opposite of their world view. Marxism’s “culture of death” is no joke and they just got started with abortion.
>>Marxists have redefined secularism to mean authorative atheism. Yes, they always kill, torture and imprison Christians. We are the opposite of their world view. Marxisms culture of death is no joke and they just got started with abortion.
All true. But, they aren’t killing us yet. We shouldn’t be standing around wringing our hands and wailing. We should be strengthening our churches through sound, biblical doctrines and a willingness to protect the faith even if it means less people in the pews.
We find ourselves at a point where we still possess the resources and the people to build a Christian faith in the US that can withstand the authoritative atheism. Instead, we are whining about what the Marxists can do or might do.
We need to become as militant as they are, but with weapons of love. Even if they do come to kill us, we can die as happy martyrs instead of bemoaning what they’ve taken from us. How many people in your church can truthfully say that they are ready for that? How many treat church as Heaven’s Waiting Room?
80% of Americans claim to be Christian. 20% attend church. Less than that are truly devoted disciples. We have a huge mission field right in our neighborhood and the crop is ready to be picked.
The closer we get to the end of days, teh worse it will become.
As for the west, yes sure we have it easy as Christians, compared to our co-religionists in, say North Korea, or anywhere in Muslim majority countries, but my statement stands. It is getting worse in the West. Its not reached the point of crucifixion, throwing to lions and burning alive yet. But it is not impossible that kind of oppression will come, a thought that was inconceivable even twenty years ago. I have tangled with some of the new breed of radical atheists and secularists on the internet and I tell you straight, if they ever get into power you and me will find ourselves in some gulag double quick.
I personally try and stand against the attractions of materialism as much as I can.
We haven’t seen anything yet. Look at the American pastor being held in prison in Iran and what they are doing to him. Are we prepared to suffer the same if necessary? I like to think so but also pray that I don’t. Look at Christian persecution in other nations. We have a long way to go before we can say we are persecuted.
You are correct IMHO. We ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The great thing; God is in control and won’t tolerate this nonsense for long even if it seems so to our finite minds.
Good morning. Slept well?
>>We havent seen anything yet. Look at the American pastor being held in prison in Iran and what they are doing to him. Are we prepared to suffer the same if necessary? I like to think so but also pray that I dont. Look at Christian persecution in other nations. We have a long way to go before we can say we are persecuted.
That’s what I’m saying. We act like we’re being scourged when a nativity scene gets removed from a public park. We should be using the energy we waste on futile outrage to become better Christians by withdrawing from the secular world living more and more in the Kingdom of God. They can’t beat us. We already know how the story ends.
Sometimes I have to remind myself of how the story ends. I admit I get discouraged. I just have to stay in the Bible.
>>Sometimes I have to remind myself of how the story ends. I admit I get discouraged. I just have to stay in the Bible.
I often forget too when the world starts beating me down. Then, I remember and just smile at it.
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