May 25, 2017
Christian persecution has been going on since the first person declared faith in Jesus. For instance, one day as Peter and John were entering the Temple they saw a man who was crippled and asking for alms. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus, Peter healed this man and then preached about Jesus. “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12. Peter’s boldness in testifying about Jesus caused the religious leaders to arrest him and John. There are some people who won’t tolerate Christians proclaiming Christ as Saviour. In Peter’s day it was the Pharisees, Sadducees, and scribes who would not tolerate truth. Today it’s the liberals.
When Christians stand firm on God’s values we get accused of being intolerant. If being intolerant means that we won’t join the world in sin, then so be it. If being intolerant means we want as many people as possible to repent of their sins and turn to Jesus for salvation, then the liberals will just have to tolerate us. There’s the rub. Liberals don’t want to turn from their sin or be tolerant. It was Hillary Clinton who called us “a basket of deplorables”. It seems that liberals enjoy living according to a moral code that has no right or wrong. On the other hand, God is very clear about right and wrong. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. God’s rules won’t change just to pacify people who live to honor Satan. The truth is that Christians have been way too tolerant. Christians have stood by and watched as the United States of America turned from a nation that had some moral ideals to a nation where the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are heroes. There’s no excuse for Christians to embrace liberal ideals, but over the last few years even Christians seem to think that God should change with the times, that all paths lead to Heaven, and that since God forgives sin it’s OK to keep on sinning. The opposite is true. Accepting Christ for salvation should change even the most liberal person into a person who seeks to honor God. “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11. Even though every Christian has at one time or another embraced ungodly ways, the blood of Christ has washed your sin away. Now it’s time to turn from liberal un-Christian behavior. The liberal agenda includes everything that God calls sin, such as abortion, sexual infidelity, homosexuality, and much more. As Christians we know that there are rules to life, and those rules are established by God Almighty.
Peter and John didn’t back down from their commitment to Christ. When they saw the crippled man they knew that Christ could heal him. They didn’t make a big deal out of it but simply spoke to him with authority through Jesus and he was healed. The man was thrilled! “And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Acts 3:8. He had been lame since birth and now he could leap with joy and he praised God, not Peter or John, for his healing. All of us were once crippled by sin, but since coming to Christ and being forgiven we too should be “… walking, and leaping, and praising God“. Do we? Probably not. The liberals want to silence us. Like the Pharisees of old they would have us arrested for making Jesus Christ known to a dying population. In America this is getting to be a big problem, but it’s also true in Canada, England, France, Iran, North Korea, and any country you can name.
America came very close to being destroyed by Satan’s liberal agenda. Bill and Hillary Clinton should be tried in a court of law and jailed for crimes they have committed. They will face the ultimate Judge, and He cannot be paid off or bribed to let them slide. Obama’s eight years as president followed a long line of administrations backed by Satan. For those of you who might be too young to remember Bill Clinton’s impeachment, look it up. You might also look up Monica Lewinsky to learn more of the sick happenings in the Oval Office between Bill and Monica. Hillary Clinton, who was a failure as Secretary of State (remember Benghazi?), would have continued to bring America to ruination, but it was Obama who forced the homosexual agenda upon us and God is very clear about this lifestyle. Very clear. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13. The wages of sin (any sin) is death, but Christ died for our sins and we can be forgiven. If you accept the homosexual agenda or live that lifestyle, you can find forgiveness through Jesus. Repent (that means change your mind) and ask Jesus to forgive you. Then change your lifestyle to one that follows God. God doesn’t want anyone to spend eternity in the burning lake of fire, but if a person rejects Him then that’s exactly where they will be forever and ever. They condemn themselves.
Hollywood stars have been acting like spoiled brats because the liberal ways of Hillary were thwarted by Donald Trump being elected. If you want to hear Satan whine, then listen to Meryl Streep, Rosie O’Donnell, Bill Maher, and other liberals who just can’t get over the fact that Hillary and the liberal agenda were defeated in this last election. Open your eyes, Christians, and don’t be duped by lies spewed by people who have no Christian values. What about George Soros? His support of Hillary for president is well known, but did you know that he was behind the violent riots in places like Ferguson, MO, and the ugliness of that woman’s march during Mr. Trump’s inauguration? Whenever there is trouble to be stirred George Soros will finance it. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20. Look to God’s word to judge what is evil and what is good. You will find that liberal thinkers are far from the will of God.
Satanists have no shame in calling on demonic forces to come against Donald Trump and anyone who abets him. The “New York Post” even carried an article describing how to do this. Where are the Christians? Are prayer warriors on their knees praying for God’s protection? We are in a spiritual battle, so why are we not fighting this battle with spiritual weapons? The Satanists are. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13. First you need to know who the enemy is. The enemy is Satan and his minions. Then turn to God in prayer and pray for President Trump, pray for your Prime Minister, pray for the kings of the world. Don’t forget to pray for Christians everywhere who are being persecuted and abused by liberal people who follow Satan. There is a battle raging and Christians need to turn to Jesus for guidance in fighting the war.
Where does that leave us in the liberal vs. Christian battle? No man can save us. There is only one Saviour and His name is Jesus Christ and it is He whom we need to look to for salvation.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2. He gave His all for us. While we live in this life we have the choice whether to follow Him or not. When Christians prayed during our last presidential election God answered our prayer and Donald Trump was elected. Is he perfect? No, but had Hillary won America would have been destroyed. We need to keep praying. Obama, Hillary, Hollywood, George Soros, and Satanists are coming against him. That fact should open your eyes to whether or not God allowed Mr. Trump to win. Satan wanted Hillary. Since elected Mr. Trump has faced much opposition from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the Satan inspired liberal news media rails against his efforts to make America great again. Christians need to pray daily for this man who leads our nation. Don’t be swayed by CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, etc. They are voices for liberal lies and the conservative Christians in America are made to look like fools. They call evil good and promote darkness.
America, and indeed the whole world, is in a spiritual battle. Liberals embrace the values, or lack of values, promoted by Satan. Christians embrace, or should embrace, God’s values. As Christians we need to fight for our faith. “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:3. Fight. Fight on your knees. Fight with prayer and fight with boldness in your way of living. Be like Peter and John and demonstrate your faith by action, and when liberals come against you speak boldly in truth and love. Pray earnestly for Donald Trump. Pray for Christians imprisoned for their faith. Pray for those liberal lost souls who are damning themselves to Hell. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16. Live your life so there is no doubt that you love Jesus and go around “… walking, and leaping, and praising God“. Tell everyone about what He did for you. He purchased your salvation.
Liberals vs. Christians? It’s a spiritual battle, but boldly stand up for Jesus.
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