Will you be hunted down? The coming Christian persecution

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Eventually true Christians will be hunted down and killed. False converts have little to worry about since Satan is not concerned with them. Will you be hunted down? I tell you people Gods judgment is here on this nation and as Franklin Graham said the other day true Christians need to be prepared for the coming persecution.

    This may be a good thing since a purification of the church is needed in this land.
     
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    God's judgement has been on this nation for awhile. This is just Romans 1 being played out on a national scale.
     
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    They will now be unleashed on the churches. They will start demanding their "rights" of weddings and be sued if denied,
    just like the "wedding cake bakers" were targeted by the homos to strike fear into them (wedding photographers, etc.).
    Christianity will just wither up and/or "go underground" in the U.S. You can bet that they are out for revenge.

    [offensive slurs removed]
     
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    Well....that will surly put deffinition to it. GOOD!!! Jesus is lord.
     
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    As I said on another thread: the LGTBQ+ crowd is FAR from over. They will not be content with their victory Friday.

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    Bring it on:thumbs:
     
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    Then we need to fight them. Open air preachers and street evangelists need to be more vocal in calling them out to repent.

    I think I will send some emails to a few churches in the area.
     
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    Is there any reason to believe that the decline of our nation, and the decline of Christianity within our borders, will be so different from the same decline involving the same issues in other countries....or am I missing something here? It looks to me like many are merely spouting emotional responses to situations that are not new to us in recent history. I wish that we would see true persecutions, in a way. At least then the Church would be less lukewarm. I suspect, however, that the church in America will simply decline and absorb/be absorbed into culture.

    When I lived in Germany, the church was pretty much irrelevant (except in tradition). I knew a man who left the military and stayed in Germany because he could be married to his partner. Now, I am sure that there were strong churches, but there was no evidence of such that I could discern. Although I loved the people, and to an extent the culture, theirs was a very immoral society (at least by our standards...pornography, same-sex unions, etc). I believe it is fair to say that Christianity (as having a visible impact on the world) was present in Germany centuries ago, but has been long since gone. The same is true of Europe in general....and I believe that this is what is happening here as well.

    What I see is not a defeat of Christianity but an acknowledgment of the sinfulness of the world....which stands in contrast to the Church and Christ. In a democracy where the majority claims a Christian faith, this can only mean nominal Christianity. It can only mean lukewarmness, at best and as a whole. I am thankful that our nation can now be viewed for what it is - and that is practical anti-theism...or at least, anti-Christianity as we have moved from what appeared to be an atheistic government towards one that is actively and overtly hostile towards Christ.
     
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    Honestly I am tired of statements that suggest that persecution is not persecution if it is not on the same consequential level seen elsewhere. Such ideas are false and harmful.
     
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    Why? Do you not believe that the world is by nature anti-Christ? Perhaps we would be better off standing on the foundation which is Christ, sharing the gospel, and strengthening the Body of Christ. I'm not saying not to speak out against sinfulness, but the world is the world. It is a rigid dichotomy that's presented throughout Scripture. There is a battle to fight, but perhaps we need to reflect and strengthen things within the Body of Christ before we go out and try moralize the world.
     
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    I don't understand what you mean by "spouting emotionalism"....there is already documented cases against Christians that have businesses that have been taken to court for not caving in to homosexual agenda.
     
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    Hey EW&F,

    What I mean is the emotionalism that we have to fight unrighteousness in the world. The current debate is a good example, but ultimately it is a call that we are not commanded to answer. The world is already condemned. We should be sharing the gospel instead of telling the lost that they shouldn’t sin. They need the gospel, not moral reformation.

    I have no problem with Christians who stand on their convictions. I do have a problem with Christians who stand on their convictions and whine about the consequences of their stance. But that’s a different matter entirely. What I mean here by “spouting emotionalism” is the idea that the local church is responsible to engage sin where ever it is found (the idea of fighting immorality within the world). This is simply not the call of the Church. I think that emotion is clouding the responses of many Christians (not, mind you, that individual Christians should remain silent).
     
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    Perhaps if you are that concerned about persecution from the gay movement you should turn your attention to the evangelization of the Muslims, especially those involved in ISIS. Go to Syria or Yemen, perhaps Iraq or Saudi Arabia, and be a missionary to them. They really do need the gospel.

    Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
     
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    Yes I am sure that is the answer. :rolleyes:
     
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    Grammar man is back!
     
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    Glad to see you are still here seeking for the praise of man by reminding people of all the street preaching you do!
     
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    Matthew 5:10-12 NASB
    10“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

    12“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
     
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    All that has already happened in our history. Read the history of Black Christians and churches.
     
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    and don't forget Fox's Book of Martyrs
     

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