Re: Chaplains Corner
In my Creation-Evolution discussion group, Talk About Origins, I have had Atheists make the charge that modern Christians have nothing to complain about. They claim that the REAL persecution of Christianity was long long ago in a land far far away, and modern Christians that speak of trials and tribulations are simply not being realistic and honest.
What do you think? Do you, as a Christian, feel persecuted? Do you look at the court ruling that forced Judge Roy Moore to remove the ten commandments monument from the court house, and say Christians are not persecuted? Do you look at the numerous court rulings that have forced various states to recognize Gay marriages as legitimate and feel that your beliefs are not under attack? Do you look at the public school system, that is allowed to teach the religion of evolution while being barred from mentioning even the possibility of Creation, and NOT feel your beliefs are being discriminated against?
In spite of claims to the contrary, Christians ARE being persecuted today! To be sure, in our country at this time we are not being fed to the lions. We are not being burned at the stake. We are not having our homes and property confiscated. But we ARE being persecuted in a myriad of ways. The thing each one of us needs to answer is 'how are we being persecuted and what am I going to do about it?'
Jesus told us in Matthew 16:18 (KJV);“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
And again in John 16:33 (KJV);“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
A government leader in the USSR who worked to end Christianity was upset by the amount of resistance he received from them, and said:
"Religion is like a nail. The harder you hit it the deeper it goes into the wood."
May God bless and strengthen each one of us -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.