who better then the Christians, we are mostly against abortion, and stem cell research and some of us (gasp) are even against GMO due to the scientists "playing God". since these technologies are supposed to be our future source of scientific breakthrough to improve lives the world over and Christians are primarily against it wouldn't you just naturally target them as enemies of science? or as enemies of progress?
I agree with you, it does not say that only Christians get persecuted. It wasn't just Jews that were persecuted under Hitler either. I don't think it says that persecution or wars would ever stop and they haven't. I would assume that all who refuse to worship the beast or take a mark would be persecuted. I think a lot of atheists will refuse to take the mark. There are atheists on this site that would refuse to take an RFID chip and you can read the threads and know that.
Whatever the one world religion is, it would have to have aspects of Christian and Muslim belief with a bit of the New Age thrown in.
1. You've forgotten the pre-text to this quote and we absolutely CANNOT come to any assumpttion because we don't know the pre-text in order to know who "Anyone" was.
2. It literally meant "Anyone" which would lead me to believe that the saints/Christians are ALWAYS being tested.
3, Only Christians were being persecuted. Which again could mean the saints are ALWAYS being tested. Considering, somewhere, all the time, as long as christians existed, they were being persecuted.
Considering, somewhere, all the time, as long as christians existed, they were being persecuted.
I dont agree with the concept of a forced one world religion. Just why would muslims or buddhists or anybody else suddenly discard what they believe and adopt a new religion being pushed by a government.
It may or may not be "forced", there will definitely be a reason to claim that you believe it. Many Germans lifted their hands and said, Heil Hitler" without actually meaning it; but, they knew what it meant.That is why I said that it would be some sort of combination of all of them.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
reply to post by theinsolentfish
So you are saying you would be targeted for persecution simply because you have an opinion... be it regarding abortion / stem cell research or whatever. And just how do you imagine your persecutors would identify people who oppose these things? An opinion poll??
Either way, christians seem powerless to stop practices that you oppose, so your government already has you in their grip....and don't consider you as an "enemy of progress".
Naturally, the Religion of No-Religion would be the thing we eventually all realize: a mix of Zen and Tao.
Originally posted by foodstamp
Ohh, and on the note of a one world religion... It will be buddhism... You'll just call it something else...
The funniest thing about it is that it's philosophy has progressivly taken over christianity, new age, wicca, atheism, Islam you name it...Because, well, it's the truth....
edit on 8/11/1212 by foodstamp because: typo
Obviously you have something against christians. I also detect an arrogance about you. Perhaps and atheist? Or agnostic in the sense that you hate christianity for everything thats wrong with it but still believe in a god?
Irregardless, some people don't believe in those things like stem cell and abortion because THEY'RE WRONG!
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Points up for discussion
1. How exactly would the force who "takes into captivity" mess with Christians living in a powerful country, like say America? Assuming the anti-christ is non-American, is he going to send forces over to the US to systematically attack only the christians?
2. Wont the governments of countries with a large christian population resist anybody who tries to harm their citizens on their soil? Or do christians imagine that their government would be working WITH this anti-christian enemy?
3. Is this enemy going to spare the Muslims, hindus, sikhs, buddhists, etc.? What about the mormons, JWs etc.?
Revelation 13:5-7: “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
Daniel 7:25- “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”