Biblical Christians are being actively maligned with deliberate attempts to marginalize us in this increasingly secularized culture.
In recent times we have see an increase in secularists doing the following:
- Accusing Christians/creationists of “child abuse” (as Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University professor, has been delcaring in recent times).
- Claiming Christianity is a virus (as atheist Richard Dawkins and others have done).
- Accusing people with religious convictions of mental health issues—and causing children to have their own mental health problems (as we saw in a recent TIME article).
I want to suggest to you there is an increasing ploy by secularists to indoctrinate the public into thinking that biblical Christians are the enemy and dangerous to the culture. I must admit, I’ve been quite surprised at how rapidly the anti-Christian rhetoric is growing across this country.
You may be shocked to read what was written in a CNN opinion piece April 4 by Peter Bergen. CNN describes the author this way:
Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, the author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden — From 9/11 to Abbottabad” and a director at the New America Foundation. Jennifer Rowland is a program associate at the New America Foundation.
In this opinion piece titled “Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence,” Bergen states the following:
But the New America data shows that domestic terrorists motivated by non-jihadist ideologies now pose a similar or even greater threat than those who admire al Qaeda. We define non-jihadist terrorists to be those who carry out or aspire to carry out acts of politically motivated violence, and who fall into the following categories: right-wing extremists who oppose the government, subscribe to a neo-Nazi ideology, or oppose homosexuality or abortion; left-wing extremists; violent animal rights activists; and violent environmental activists. (emphasis mine)
So according to CNN’s national security analyst, those who oppose homosexual behavior or abortion (that is, biblical Christians) are “non-jihadist terrorists” and a “greater threat than those who admire al Qaeda”—a “threat” to the culture.
Christians and Christian leaders need to wake up their local churches to what is happening. Christian persecution for those who take God at His Word is underway in this nation. America has gone over the edge of a precipice and is on a catastrophic spiritual decline from a Christian perspective—with increasing attacks against biblical Christians.
We are in a massive spiritual battle.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:10–18)
You can read the entire shocking opinion piece on the CNN website.
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