Never before in American history have Christians experienced the war on Christianity, of being hated for following Jesus Christ as they are today.
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 Christ’s followers.
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 government’s 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 Shari’ah 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.
Fleeing Egypt, 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped by a Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and marched to a beach, forced to kneel and then beheaded.
In U.S. occupied Afghanistan, the constitution and other laws and policies 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.
Iran has imprisoned Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor since 2012 allegedly for “threatening the national security of Iran.” At least 350 religious prisoners of conscience remain in Iranian prisons, including some 90 Christians.
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.
Hundreds of Christians, including women, children and the elderly, have been abducted in Syria by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northeastern Syria. Millions more Syrians have suffered the conflict in recent years. More than half of Syria’s pre-conflict population is now displaced or are regugees in neighboring countries. USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett said, “By the systematic targeting and massacre of primarily Sunni Muslims, the al-Assad regime created the environment in which ISIL could rise and spread, threatening the entire region and all religious communities that reject its violent religious ideology, with the smallest religious minority communities facing an existential threat.”
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, 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, Russia, Somalia, and Venezuela.
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.
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Driven by the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afganistan, tens of thousands have fled their homes and flooding Europe in the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. Nearly half a million migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe in 2015, according to the United Nations High Commissiner for Refugees. The vast majority are Muslims, but its small Christian community is one of the oldest in the world, making up an estimated 10 percent of the population before the outbreak of the Syrian unrest in 2011.
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 Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinsky, George Soros, and the other politicos, European Royalty, world bankers and CEO’s 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.