Jesus warned his disciples and explained why there exists a hatred for Christianity.
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it
hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As
it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.
That is why the world hates you.
Remember the words I spoke to you: No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: They hated me without reason. - John 15:18-25
What Christians are experiencing in the world today is not so much a
"war on Christianity" as it is rebellion against God, and thus a hatred toward
anything that points to God or His Son Jesus... and by extension a hatred of
In recent decades, we have seen worldwide an escalating of this hatred of Christianity in the form of militant radical Islam. While this Islamic jihad has been exploding for years throughout the Middle East and Europe, it burst on the scene in America on September 11, 2001.
Many Islamic-dominated nations have adopted a fanatical, militant
doctrine of persecution against all infidels.
Close U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia has no religious freedom, all citizens must adhere to Sunni Islam. Others are imprisoned, tortured, detained, etc. for engaging in other religious activities. Apostasy is punishable by death. There are no public worship services for non-Muslims. Anyone who does mission work or converts Muslims faces expulsion, jail, or execution.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States where 15 of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government has failed to implement a number of promised reforms related to promoting freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief. The Saudi government persists in banning all forms of public religious expression other than that of the governments own interpretation of one school of Sunni Islam; prohibits churches, synagogues, temples, and other non-Muslim places of worship; uses in its schools and posts online state textbooks that continue to espouse intolerance and incite violence; and periodically interferes with private religious practice.
The militant Islamic Government of Sudan severely restricts religious practice of all other types of religion and their restrictive Shariah law (Islamic law) attacks and threatens the Christian community. They are waging a self-described religious war against Christian, non-Muslim, and moderate Muslim persons by using torture, starvation, enslavement, and murder. They have violations of apostasy that could ultimately end up in the death penalty.
In Egypt (where the U.S. supported Arab Spring erupted that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak), there continues to be serious problems of discrimination, intolerance, and other violations against religious minorities. Military and security forces are known to use excessive force and live ammunition targeting Coptic Christian demonstrators and places of worship resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. The government also continues to prosecute, convict, and imprison Egyptian citizens charged with blasphemy.
In U.S. occupied Afghanistan, the constitution and other laws and plicies restrict religious freedom and, in practice the government generally enforced legal restrictions. Non-Muslim minority groups, particularly Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs, continue to be targets of persecution and discrimination. Shia and Sunni Islamic clergy, as well as many citizens, interpreted conversion from Islam as contravening the tenets of Islam. Conversion, considered an act of apostasy and a crime against Islam, could be punishable by death if the convert did not recant.
In Iraq, the government continues to tolerate systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations. Religious sites and worshippers are targeted in violent attacks, often with impunity, and businesses viewed as un - Islamic are vandalized.
In Pakistan, the government has declared those that who insult Mohammed will be put to death. In Communist Laos more than 250 pastors and Christian workers have been arrested; more than 60 churches and Christian institutions have been shut down; and the government has forced many thousands of believers to sign documents to "renounce" their faith and belief in Christianity.
Other offenders of religious freedom according to the
United States Commission on
International Religious Freedom also include Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea,
Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. The CPC watch list of countries considered borderline
and many eventually end up with aggressive religious persecution include:
Belarus, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Laos, Russia, Somalia, and
In more than 40 nations around the world, people are being persecuted simply because of their faith. Hundreds of men and women are in prison serving sentences that range from a few months to life. They are not criminals who have robbed or murdered other citizens but Christians who were put on trial for their faith in Christ and found guilty. Christians are beaten, tortured, imprisoned, and murdered by those who are hostile to their faith in Jesus Christ.
The Third Jihad - Radical Islam's Vision for
The Third Jihad is an in-depth documentary film that exposes the war the media is not telling you about. It reveals the enemy our government is too afraid to name.
As strange as it might sound,
the U.S. created the enemies that attacked America on 9-11.
Why Is The U.S. Supporting Al Qaeda In Syria?
The U.S. government trained, armed, funded and supported Osama bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan. Zbigniew Brzezinski admited that President Carter authorized the covert sponsorship of Muslim extremists, thus creating the mujahadeen and Al Qeada in Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight against Soviet aggression. In Afghanistan and then in Bosnia, the U.S. sponsored Muslim terror even as the State Department was officially condemning it.
In 2012, the Obama administration Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton approved $1.3 billion in military aid in the form of F-16 fighter jets, M1 tanks, and similar weaponry to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Senator Rand Paul said, "I think it is a blunder of the first proportion to send sophisticated weapons to a country that allowed a mob to attack our embassy and to burn our flag. I find it objectionable to send weapons, F-16s and tanks to a country that allowed a mob chanting death to America to threaten our American diplomats." Paul also stated that these weapons threaten Israels security and someday may be used against Israel.
The United States has also been supporting al Qeada affiliates in the Libyan civil war and Syrian civil war. While the Obama Administration has been very open about their support for the rebels, they apparently went to great lengths to cover up the arms shipments to al Qeada groups in Syria when it issued stand down orders to prevent the murders of four American citizens, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens in it's Benghazi consulate. The New York Times reported that since early 2012, the CIA has been aiding Arab governments and Turkey in obtaining and shipping weapons to the Syrian rebels. Days after the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, WND broke the story that Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assads regime in Syria, according to Egyptian and other Middle Eastern security officials.
During an interview with CNBCs Larry Kudlow, radio talk show host John Baxter said Benghazi is not about Libya, Benghazi is about the policy of the Obama administration to involve the United States without clarity to the American people, not only in Libya but throughout the whole of the Arab world now in turmoil, Baxter told Kudlow. Benghazi is about the NSC directing an operation that is perhaps shadowy, perhaps has a presidential finding, perhaps doesnt, that takes arms and men and puts them into Syria in the guise of the Free Syria Army.
Paul Mulshine of The Star Ledger asks, "Do you support the call by John McCain and Lindsey Graham for the U.S. to intervene on the side of the rebels in Syria? Congratulations! You're on the same side as the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda." The Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to overthrow the Assad regime since 1982 and joined with Al Qaeda to put together such operations as the Sept. 11 attack on New York. And now they're trying to take over Syria with the support of the United States.
Senator Rand Paul said of McCain's visit with Syrian rebels, "People say, 'Assd is such a bad guy.' He is. But on the other side we have alQaeda and now Nusra. So theres two ironies you have to overcome if you want to get involved in a war in Syria, he continued. The first irony is you will be allied with al Qaeda. The second irony is most of the Christians are on the other side, so you may be arming Islamic rebels who may well be killing Christians. Does that make Assad a good person? No. I dont think there are any good people in this war, and there are some tragically innocent people who are going to be caught in the middle. But I just dont know that arming one side is going to make the tragedy any less.
Never before in American history have Christians experienced being hated for following Jesus Christ as they are today.
While the war on Christianity in America and
persecution of Christians has not yet reached
the feverish pitch of persecution as it has in other parts of the world, there
is a battle being waged and the Antichrist forces are making progress.
Executive orders have been signed by our President, labor camps have been
setup, our government has stockpiled guns and ammo, and Christians have been put on the terrorist list. It
wouold seem we are getting close to the day that here in American we will
suffer extreme persecution.
Currently, there is still a Constitution in America that protects Christians and allows them to freely practice their faith. But, broiling beneath the surface, the same hatred of God that exists in other parts of the world is festering in all our institutions. Slowly, methodically, and incrementally the anti-God forces are working to remove that Constitutional barrier and replace it with the 10 Planks of Communism.
Forces within our government even use the so-called "war on terror" as a mechanism to actually support the enemies of our freedom. Following the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Government has instituted numerous laws and regulations that strip Americans of the Constitutional rights and in some cases even paint Bible believing Christians as terrorists.
But know this, that in the last days
perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal,
despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather
than lovers of God
. And from such people turn away!
all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 12-14
It is important to recognize that those engaged in the war on Christianity, working for the dissolution of our society and breakdown of the family have a spiritual agenda. They are not merely attempting to dismantle the historic cultural values of this nation and move us toward a new world order. They also want to destroy Christianity and Bible-based religion. It is a clear part of their agenda, and they have already moved a long way in that direction.
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me." - Matt. 24:9
It was prophesied 2,000 years ago that Christians will be hated and ultimately handed over to be persecuted and put to death. The fulfillment of this prophecy began soon after Christ said it. Stephen was stoned (Acts 7:59); James was killed by Herod (Acts 12:2); and, the persecution under Nero took place before the destruction of Jerusalem, in which were put to death, with many others, Peter and Paul. Most of the apostles, it is believed, died by persecution. This prophecy was fulfilled then, and has been in all ages since.
Modernday Christians continue to witness the fulfillment of this prophecy even today. God hating zealots include people like David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinsky, and the other politicos, European Royalty, world bankers and CEOs of multinational corporations who are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg group and the Trilateral Commission. Their stated plan is to have a one world government which is opposed to God and Christ.
In America it is called 'secularism' and is becoming visible in all walks of life and in all our institutions. Numerous legislative and legal battles which I'll discuss below attest to the fact that religious warfare is taking place.
Bill Maher: The War on Christianity
Our entertainment industry and the news media sneer at anyone who defends Jesus Christ in public and have been leading a propaganda war of stereotyping Christians into a subordinate class. Their distortions reflect a genuine misunderstanding of who Christians are and what they believe.
Americas' mainstream news media ignores conservative and Christian
news events, except when coverage makes religious leaders look "cold,
intolerant and oppressive," says Washington, D.C.'s Media Research Center.
Their coverage of the anti-Christian agenda is all but ignored and rarely
reported on. Of course, that is understandable when you realize they are part
of the anti-christian cabal and have agreed not to cover what is discussed at
the globalist meetings they attend .
Though most Americans believe in God and regularly attend religious services, "religion and religious issues are hardly ever mentioned, much less covered, on network television morning, evening and magazine shows," said the center's chairman Brent Bozell. He said that the center has surveyed more than 18,000 nightly news shows broadcast by ABC, CBS, NBC, the Cable News Network and the Public Broadcasting Service, but found only 212 stories that focused on religion. That amounts to 1 percent of coverage although 52 percent of Americans say they attend church and more than 90 percent say that they pray regularly.
Network coverage of abortion and homosexuality "are never done from the religious viewpoint," Bozell said. Instead, "religious figures are regularly portrayed as reactionary roadblocks while their positive influences are rarely covered." Except at Christmastime, when the networks traditionally broadcast "heartwarming" segments in their broadcasts, the news shows usually portray religious groups and their leaders "as cold, intolerant and oppressive," Bozell said. ["TV news broadcasters unfair to Christians, says research center," Christian Crusade, April 1994]
The federal government abridges the free exercise of religion in America by:
|Regulating churches and other religious organizations
through its tax laws.
In 2013, the IRS admitted to targeting conservative and Christian groups for greater scrutiny.
|Limiting religious liberty in the area of public and private education.|
|Forbidding non-denominational prayer in public schools and at educational ceremonies.|
|Excluding the Bible from school classrooms and from other school property.|
|Refusing to permit the religious displays on public property, such as Christmas and Chanukah.|
Navy Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt was punished by a commander for offering sectarian prayers at a memorial service for a fallen sailor.
Possibly the most sinister battlefield in the war on Christianity takes place in the classroom. The Ten Commandments have been prohibited on school bulletin boards and most forms of prayer have been declared unconstitutional in the nation's schools, even that which is student initiated.
Atheists and others who hate God despises Christians who help others come to a saving knowledge of Christ. They are determined to battle those who would help immature Christians -- particularly Christian children -- grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Increasingly, our children are discriminated against for trying to present their Christian convictions in school.
In 1997 U.S. District Court Judge Ira DeMent struck down a law that required schools to allow voluntary student-initiated prayers at school events, saying it created excessive state entanglement in religion. He ordered the end to school-sponsored religious activities, such as prayers during morning announcements and at school events even though it isn't forced on students.
A high school student in Florida was suspended for handing out religious literature before and after - but not during - school hours. Two high school students in Texas were told by their principal they could not wear rosaries. The Principal claimed that they were symbols of gang activity, even though the boys were not involved in any gang.
In 2002, music teachers in Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia didn't allow students to perform traditional carols like "Silent Night" and "The First Noel" during Christmas. A New Jersey public school banned the Charles Dickens play, "A Christmas Carol" because of its spiritual overtones and message of redemption.
|Writing for the majority in U.S. v. Windsor
(which declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional), Supreme
Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote a anti-christian polemic disguised as a
legal opinion attacking the Christian concept of marriage saying that those who
stand up for traditional marriage, i.e. Christians, has an animus against gays,
want to deny them equal dignity, want to brand them as unworthy, and has a
hateful desire to harm a politically unpouplar group. This God hating, pagan
judge essentially branded Christians as a hate group, opening the door for
future oppression by the courts. Apparently, Justice Kennedy perceives himself
or at least the Court to be God with supremacy over the people in violation of
the religious freedom and liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.
Our rights come from God, not government. Our Founders enshrined that notion in the Declaration of Independence saying, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Justice Kennedy is NOT the law giver God and the other justices are not on the bench to take away those rights "endowed by their Creator" while granting new laws and rights not envisioned by the Founders or the American people. In fact, the purpose of government, including the Judicial Branch, are addressed in the next sentence of the Declaration, "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." We the people "consent" to the powers of Justice Kennedy and others to "secure these rights," not take them away. Perhaps it's time We the People withdraw our consent from those working to dissolve our Constitution and failing to secure the rights given us by God. Not coincidentaly, the Declaration also addresses that issue in it's next sentence, "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
|Judge Roy Moore in Gadsden, Alabama, was ordered to stop conducting prayers in his courtroom and displaying the Ten Commandments. That led Alabama Gov. Fob James, a supporter of prayer in public schools, to vow to use state troopers, if necessary, to allow Moore to continue the prayers.|
|Confessed child rapist James Arnett's sentence was overturned by an Ohio appeals court. The reason: the judge in his case quoted from Matthew 18:5-6 during sentencing.|
The secularist trend in the public forum is to replace the word "Christmas" with "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays."
In March 1998, The ACLU put pressure on the small town of Republic, Missouri to remove a fish symbol from its official logo, calling it a "secret sign of Christianity."
In April 1998, Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arrested for praying on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Tourists visiting Washington D.C. in 1997 were ordered by the police to stop praying in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
In 2003, the National Park Service removed 30 year-old plaques inscribed with Bible verses at Grand Canyon following complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union.
The anti-Christian bias is a reality in many companies today -- as you will discover if you refuse to work on Sundays, if you question "shading the truth" in presentations, or if you stubbornly hold to your Christian standards.
A Christian employee of Hewlet Packard was fired for posting Bible verses condemning homosexual behavior on his desk in response to posters displayed during a company campaign to promote a diverse work force. (WorldNetDaily)
|Even though Krispy Kreme promises to give students a free doughnut for each "A" on their report cards, a store in Schereville, Indiana refused to reward the Kamp children for A's received in Bible classes. ["Chain Won't Give a Doughnut for an 'A' in Bible", Wendy Cloyd, Assistant Editor, CitizenLink]|
devout Christian Hobby Lobby owners, David and Barbara Green, only want
to live the American dream and to be free to do business according to their
beliefs. They seek to honor God in their business by "operating their company
in a manner consistent with Biblical principles."
But, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration thinks otherwise. The Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby company sued the Obama administration in September 2012 regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' abortion-pill mandate, a regulation under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), requiring the chains to offer potential abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health-care plans.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced in Nov. 2013, it will take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions.
This case has ramifications far beyond abortifacients such as the morning after pill. The pagan mandates in Obamacare also include sterilizations and sex change operations. If this law is allowed to stand, the legal precedent will be set for these kind of immoral practices to explode along with other even more evil practices.
Steve Deace said on his radio program there is a danger here with the Supreme Court hearing this case. If the Court says the Christians at Hobby Lobby do not have to do what their pagan government told them to do because they have a First Amendment right to object, then you have all kinds of rights to object to being compelled to participate in all kinds of immorality that the government wants you to accept. If the Court rules for Hobby Lobby here, it will severely undercut it's own landmark ruling in the DOMA case. Given the Court's recent history, I wouldn't expect them to defend Christian religious freedom.
Michael Peroutka of the Institute on the Constitution points out that the centralized government is exerting itself to be God and to force it's brand of morality on the people rather than seeing itself as the agent supposed to protect those rights given by God and guaranteed by the Constitution.
Christians Standing United
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. - Matt. 10:22
Like-minded Christians should be standing firm together in our struggles while supporting and loving one another (John 15:17; Rom. 12:9-13). Instead of cooperating with unbelievers, we should "shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town." (Matt. 10:14) We should refuse any further connection with them.
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. - James 4:4
Turn OFF that ungodly television, stop going to their theaters, defy the governments unjust laws, stand in contempt in their corrupt courtrooms, stop voting for their corrupt politicians and demand government to return to just weights and measures, remove your children from their secular humanist public schools, fire your MD and stop using those drug pushers to attend to your health, free yourself from the slavery of employment if you're working for an ungodly company, boycott the products of ungodly businesses and multi-national corporations and instead support those products and services of fellow believers. Read A Christian Patriot Action Plan to Resist the New World Order for a more complete manifesto of patriotic Christian activism. And, instead of being intimidated in the public square, Christians should be flooding that arena with the message, "The kingdom of heaven is near." (Matt. 10:7)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. - Romans 12:2
Instead of conforming to this world, true Christians are called to be different. Christians should be doing everything possible to get off the worlds' grid. In addition to the things above a Christian can do, I would also suggest a renewal of your mind from the godless propaganda that has distorted your beliefs of just about everything. Learn the truth about the people, places, and things that have been influencing your life and the Antichrist will ultimately use to deceive even the elect (Matt. 24:24). Wake Up!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. - Matt. 6:24 (KJV)
I am not suggesting the above actions from a reconstructionist theology point of view. I certainly don't expect Christians are going to change the world into some heavenly utopia. You and I are not going to save the world. We can, however, influence some individuals and help them find the saving grace of God. And, I believe we are each individually responsible for our own choices of whom we serve. My prayer for you and I is that we come to the end of our time and hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." (Matt. 25:23, KJV)