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Originally posted by visualmiscreant
reply to post by Stovokor
The U.S. is not a Christian country as it would have most believe. It is a mask they wear to hide from themselves. Just as Jesus said there were those who said they were Jews, but were not, there are many who say they are Christians and are not. There are however many Christians in the U.S.
Originally posted by autowrench
The OP screams "Christian Persecution" but fails to mention how many innocents were put to the sword, tortured to death, and burned at the stake for not being a Christian. Whole cultures were wiped out in the Christian blood lust, and not it has transferred into the Muslim world. Clean off your own back porch before calling persecution.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Rev 12:11)
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
It has never been easy to to profess one's faith openly and proudly (at least not in my lifetime...) but it is becoming harder than ever. The attacks are growing more bitter, more brutal.
As Christians, we are saved by being washed in the Blood and by word of our testimony (rooted in faith). Faith and tesimony are the defining factors of a true Christian. Should we be suprised in these dark times that they make one the object of persecution?
In the days ahead we be willing to lay down our lives for Christ, if called to, and we must be firm in our faith and testimony. This will be what defines a Christian in the coming horror. Our willingness to quietly serve without budging an inch...even unto death.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. (Heb 10:35)
I would like to hear from other Christians on ATS to see if you think there has really been a dramatic rise in persecution. Or am I being paranoid and self-pitying? And if you do think so, how are you preparing, psychologically and spiritually?
Lest one think I'm whining unnecssarily, consider some news from around the world. And please pray for our brothers and sisters who are risking their lives to testify for Christ
Originally posted by Partygirl
Please feel free to start your own thread about those things.
This is about Christian persecution.
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by Partygirl
Here is a question did Christ anywhere in the bible tell you to risk your life or others life's for him? Because I cant think of one, but I am not a bible person so maybe you would know.
Really what I think is that no religion is worth even sweating over, much less loosing your legs or life over. I really think you all need to reevaluate the whole thing you got going on.