Faith Under Fire
Persecution of Christians on rise – in U.S. and elsewhere
‘It is dramatic, I have never seen levels of attacks like these’
A report by two U.S.-based religious freedom groups says anti-Christian persecution is on the rise in America.
The joint report by Texas-based Liberty Institute and Washington-based Family Research Council says groups like the American Civil Liberties Union aren’t the only culprits. The report says government agencies around the U.S. are trying to push Christian expression out the door.
“It is dramatic,” says Liberty Institute Founder Kelly Shackleford, of the recent hike in reported incidents of persecution. “I have been doing these types of cases for almost 25 years now. I have never seen the levels of attacks like these and how quickly they are now proliferating.”
The Lord Jesus had told us before hand for what we are about to see below:
Matthews 5:11 BLESSED ARE YE, when men shall revile you, AND PERSECUTE YOU, and shall say all manner of evil against you FALSELY, FOR MY SAKE…
Note: When we are persecuted because of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, falsely accused of any wrong doing or sin committed, the Lord Jesus said: BLESSED ARE YE!
But, let us watch the following video report and BE WARNED that these events is coming closer and closer to where we live:
Published on Feb 1, 2014
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Have seen enough? Have you ever been told that this is part of being a Christian who are zealous for God? May be you are reminded week-in and week-out that prosperity is coming your way.
SAY WHAT? WHO BLESSED WHOM?
Then, again, you are bound to ask: Where is the truth of the popular scripture which says: Beloved, I WISH above all things that THOU MAYEST PROSPER and BE IN HEALTH, even as THY SOUL PROSPERETH. [3John 1:2]
It is still there but, don’t stop just there! Read on at least to the next verse which says: 3John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, WHEN THE BRETHREN CAME AND TESTIFIED OF THE TRUTH THAT IS IN THEE, even as THOU WALKEST IN THE TRUTH.
What, not flying in the clouds?
Yes, it is proper to pray for traveling evangelists to prosper or be successful in their mission journey and be healthy bodily and their souls keep the faith no matter what happened!
The popular verse, widely used by “salesmen” of the prosperity doctrines, IS NONE OTHER THAN A PRAYER OF A SENDING ELDER FOR A TRAVELLING MISSIONARY, Gaius!
Do you know what the Lord Jesus “COMMANDED” us to do even after going through what we have just seen above?
Matthews 5:44 BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, Love your enemies, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, and pray for them which DESPITEFULLY USE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU…
Is it possible? Let us be guided by the following sermon by a fiery preacher, Paul Washer:
Paul Washer – TRUE WORSHIP AND DEVOTION TO CHRIST | New | Must Watch
Published on January 19, 2014
Washer cites Thomas Watson, John Flavel, R.C. Sproul, John F. MacArthur, George Muller, John Piper, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, Charles Spurgeon, Leonard Ravenhill, John Wesley, AW Tozer and Martyn Lloyd-Jones among others, as influences. There are several videos of him preaching at Tim Conway’s Grace Community Church of San Antonio Texas, and he frequently appears on Christian radio to discuss how people are saved.In his 2002 sermon “Modern American Christianity, he paraphrases a quote from Richard Baxter: “I’ll preach as a dying man to dying men… and I’ll preach as though I will never preach again.”
Romans 12:1 I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE, BRETHREN, BY THE MERCIES OF GOD, THAT YE PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE.  AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.