“But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. (Mark 13:9 NASB)
“You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” Mark 13:13 NASB)
Jesus told us it was going to come…..persecution of all those who are Christians. Many in the USA never thought it could happen here. But today we see the storm clouds of persecution forming over the USA and the “cause” that is coming against the Christian Church in the USA is the homosexual movement and all the variations of perversion that it is generating.
When the Supreme Court handed down the Obergefell decision, declaring same sex marriage to be the law of the land, they not only violated judicial precedent and ethics, they deliberately set up a head on collision between the Christian Church and the liberal left wing extremists.
Sexual perversion is absolutely condemned throughout God’s Word and Christians (and Jews) are commanded to avoid all such immorality! No man or woman who names the name of Christ can embrace what God calls wickedness.
The very first line of the Bill of Rights gives absolute guarantee that American citizens have the right to freely exercise our Christian faith without government interference.
The primary reason the United States came into existence was to give men and women of faith a place where they could practice the Christian faith freely without being threatened by the government or anyone else.
But sadly, the enemies of faith don’t see it that way. They are hell bent on bringing down every vestige of Christian morality in this nation and they intend to do it by force if necessary.
The Democrat Party is completely sold out to the sexual immorality platform. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that gay rights trump religious rights.
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said in 2015 that “religious beliefs must be changed”.
They will begin by passing immoral laws intended to force people to embrace sexual perversion. There are already laws in place designed to force churches to allow transgenders to use any bathroom or shower facility in the church. The scriptures however command Christians to expel those who practice such things.
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.
(1st Corinthians 5:12-13 NASB)
When faithful Christians refuse to bow down to immoral laws, the enemies of faith will file lawsuits intended to devastate churches and individuals. Unelected anti-discrimination committees have already slapped Christians with huge fines for obeying God.
Just as the Scriptures said, we will be hauled before authorities to answer for our obedience to Christ but God reassures us and tells us to not be fearful. He will be with us during those difficult times.
As Christians, we have the rock solid Word of God to stand on and as Americans we have the Bill of Rights on our side.
2017 will be the year when the war on Christianity in America will begin in earnest. I pray the church in America will be ready.