Christianity under attack
Whether it is “hands up, don’t shoot,” Bowe Bergdhal served with “honor and distinction,” or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it seems that the American people are all too willing to listen to the hysteria of a biased news media and special interest groups rather than check out the facts. Property has been lost, lives ended, and reputations harmed because an ill-informed public allows lies and misinformation to lead them by the nose to the slaughter house. “Who cares,” they might say, “It doesn’t affect me.” There is one issue, however, where if we as Christians don’t start standing strong and speaking boldly as we ought to speak, it will impact generations. Our religious freedom is under attack.
When the Founding Fathers of America wrote the Constitution, there was one God in mind–the God of the Jews and Christians. This is what they meant in guaranteeing religious freedom. Much has been written in their own words about Christianity; about being from many walks of life, but generally having the same religion; that God granted us a nation and that it was our duty to elect Christians to serve wisely. Our Republic was modeled after Exodus 18:21, “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be be rules of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
In fact, Islam at that time, was considered a strange and evil cult. John Quincy Adams wrote: “In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth.” Thomas Jefferson had to commission a US Navy to fight the Ottoman Empire-sanctioned pirating of US ships and the enslavement of US citizens by the Islamic Barbary pirates. Yet the current “president” infers Islam’s influence on early America was a positive one.
Your religious freedom, the very keystone of your rights as an American, are under vicious attack. An Islamic Marxist “president,” his administration, the news media, the homosexual lobby, the abortion lobby, the Islamists are all pointing the spear at your religious freedom because they know that faith in the one true God is the only bulwark that stands between liberty and their statist goals. No one checks the facts, but it is always assumed the Christian or Jew is at fault. Christianity is not about what God can do for you, it is what we are supposed to be doing for God. When so many are wringing their hands and asking what to do, God has already told us–make disciples, overcome evil with good, speak boldly of the gospel, having done all, stand. Don’t wait for a leader. The leader is Jesus Christ and he dwells in you. Let’s go!
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!