Christians, Are You Ready for This?

Summary: People who belong to this world system are becoming increasingly intolerant of us and what we stand for.

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I read an email recently from someone who participates in online groups where people share insights from their Bible studies. She wrote that in two groups, several people have begun posting disgusting and vile language, indecent pictures and ridicule for what the group members post. Two guys responded to a recent Bible insight by writing they’d have sex with Jesus.

My experience isn’t nearly that bad, but my Christian website is hit every few minutes by hackers around the world trying to break into it. These hackers aren’t necessarily anti-Christian – maybe they are, I haven’t asked them – but their activity demonstrates the increasing lawlessness and disrespect in the world.

These are two relatively minor examples of what’s developing. We live in a corrupt and decaying world (Rom 8:21; 2 Pet 1:4), and those who belong to this world system are becoming increasingly intolerant of us and what we stand for. I’m even seeing evidence of this in crude humor and spiritually-biased remarks by reporters on national news, hostile comments posted on online articles, legal action against churches and Christian-owned businesses and TV commercials that should be classified as soft porn. Our culture is deteriorating spiritually.

Are you prepared to be openly criticized, ridiculed, harassed and even confronted face-to-face in public for your Christian beliefs? If not, I’d suggest you begin strengthening yourself spiritually by reading your Bible and praying daily and learning to recognize God’s voice. The spiritual conflict is escalating and most Christians are not ready.

 

One Response to Christians, Are You Ready for This?

  • Diane Burton says:

    I agree with everything you have said. I find it hard to believe the avalanche of filth that keeps coming. Yes I WILL STAND UP FOR MY VALUES IN CHRIST NO MATTER WHAT. I’m in prayer that all Christians will vote. Bless American Family Radio, David Jeremiah and others who are “fighting the good fight”.

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