While I am not actually frightened and living in fear of the coming persecution of Christians, I am becoming educated, aware, informed, and preparing for this to take place. There are numerous Christians who are also preparing, who have educated and informed themselves, who pray about these matters regularly. We live in troubling times. I think all of us must pay attention as we were instructed to by the bible, the apostles, and Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh; so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. Matthew 24: 32-33
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Revelation 3:3
The following excerpts are from this reading by Paul McGuire. The reading is entitled, “The Coming Persecution of Christians II.”
Christian’s in America are very naïve, they have little or no understanding of the realities of history. What happened in Nazi Germany, can easily happen here. In fact, there are many disturbing parallels between what is happening here economically, theologically and politically and what happened during the Weimar Republic. This is how it will play out.
You are beginning to see very quickly two kinds of Christians emerge in the United States and Europe. First, you will see an “Emergent Church,” that goes with the flow of humanistic secularism. In Nazi Germany, the term “Emerging Theology” was a term that was actually used. This will become the State approved Church, like the one Hitler approved of in Germany and currently exists in China. This type of Christian Church will be approved by a totalitarian state because it will empower that state through its complicity.
Secondly, you will have the true Bible believing Church that will be persecuted because it stands for Biblical truth. This true Church will largely be driven underground as it is in China. It is absolutely crucial that we perceive current events through the lens of Scripture. The Bible is very clear about what is going to happen in the last days.
There will be a one world economic system, a one world government and a one world religion. All of that “Beast” system is emerging before our very eyes. Christian pastors and individual Christians who believe that they will find safety through accommodation to the culture are no different than the Jews who believe that giving up land will bring about peace.
Both Christians who claim to know their Bible and Jews who believe a two-state solution and surrendering Jerusalem will lead to peace and safety will quickly discover that accommodation leads to persecution, death and slaughter. Let us remember that both Jews and Christians were saying right up until their deaths “it can’t happen here.” This is what most American Christians are saying, “It can’t happen here.”
My spiritual mentor, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, who has been called the greatest Evangelical theologian of the last 100 years, warned that as the anarchy increased in our world due to moral relativism, that totalitarianism would rise to control the chaos. Schaeffer issued that warning over 30 years ago and said we had a brief window in which to preserve our religious freedoms.
Dr. Schaeffer believed that the greatest contributing factor to the rise of totalitarianism was the fact that the Evangelical Church was accommodating to a growing humanist culture and not standing for Biblical truth. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the “Emergent Church Movement” and in the “Seeker-Friendly Movement,” but it is epidemic in the Evangelical culture as a whole. Tragically, what Schaeffer predicted would happen in the church and the culture is now happening before our eyes. Schaeffer stated that it did not matter whether or not the totalitarianism came from the left or the right because the results would be the same.
And it continues with this final excerpt:
These “unnamed” “right wing extremists, a term which is used over 47 times appears to profile any taxpaying U.S. citizen who may hold one or more of the following beliefs and could be classified on an elaborate government computer network as a “right wing extremist, militia member or terrorist. Any one of the following beliefs could classify an individual or groups as a terrorist:
Critical of the United Nations
Critical of the New World Order
Critical of the Federal Reserve
Oppose the North American Union (which officially does not exist)
Critical of the income tax
Oppose illegal immigration
Fear foreign powers such as Communist China, Iran, Russia and India
If you are concerned that China and India are prospering economically while America is on the down turn
Critical of any of President Obama’s policies ( abortion, homosexual marriage. etc. )
Concern about RFID chips
Belief in Bible prophecy or “End Time Prophecies”
Please make the time to read through this, located here:
- Christians persecuted around the world (jlue.wordpress.com)
- Verbal Abuse of the Religious (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)
- Latest Persecution News – 21 April 2012 (pbaptist.wordpress.com)
- Persecuted Christians get Linspiration (wnd.com)
- Latest Persecution News – 22 April 2012 (pbaptist.wordpress.com)
- Israel’s Persecution Of Christians In the Holy Land (veteranstoday.com)
- America in Bible prophecy (wnd.com)
- That Christians are the religious group most under attack in the world is a point of fact. (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)