I found an interesting article and would like to share.
From the article:
In careful consideration of the changing spiritual and cultural values in America today, it is not by accident that all aspects of our private and national life are rapidly being altered to reflect a more secular mentality while diminishing the influence of Christian principles and practices. This is being done in spite of the blatant fact of the strong influence of Christianity in the establishment of our nation. The present-day liberal-minded, self-proclaimed statist elite defies even the irrefutable facts of history in their vicious campaign to make a final separation between God and State.
Their final goal is a totally secular humanistic society. In order to achieve their goal they must use all possible means to eliminate all opposition. The biggest and most formidable opposition that stands in the way of the modern-day humanists in achieving their goal is Biblical Christianity and the Christ-centered conservative-minded people of God.
There are five steps that are generally followed by a government or ruling power in harassing any group such as the Church, which leads to outright persecution and eventual Red Martyrdom:
The entire article can be found here: http://www.truthinhistory.org/historical-perspective-steps-toward-persecution.html and in reading it you can give a more thorough opinion. What do U think?Answer Question
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:33 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 8:40 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 8:42 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:47 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
I am good to go as long as we continue to have freedom OF religion
I agree with this as well. When people are denied their rights to practice their faith, I'm first to stand up for them. Everyone has that right, and I value my right to practice my beliefs, but I don't extend my religious beliefs past my own nose.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:31 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
What do I think about the article? I'm not in the least surprised to see that the author calls himself a "Holiness Evangelical". I think it's typical of the evangelical type who want to believe that they are in danger of persecution in this country, and are seeking ways to self-fulfill the "prophesies".
He lists the "attitude of the enemies of Christ and His Body, which has been the true Church down through the centuries to this present day": Enemy, curse, despise or despite, hate and persecution. He gives explanations of these but misses the hypocrisy. These are all things done by the Church over the centuries to "other" groups--but they are not happening to Christians (not in the U.S. anyway) and never have.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by MamaK88 at 10:51 PM on Jun. 30, 2011