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The Bible Reviled...

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Cutter, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

    Nov 22, 2006
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    From the desk of Jonathon Falwell:

    In Matthew 10:22, Jesus, while giving instructions to the twelve disciples who would lead the church following His ascension, said, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake ….”

    Jesus knew that His followers would be routinely criticized for furthering the gospel and adhering to the tenets of God’s Word. His words are certainly relevant today, as Christians are increasingly disparaged and mocked for living faithfully according to the Bible.

    This week, WorldNetDaily.com reported that a homosexual man has brought suit against two Christian publishers, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that the Bibles they publish violate his constitutional rights and cause him emotional pain because they say homosexuality is a sin.

    And while a U.S. district judge in Michigan has said he has “some very genuine concerns about the nature and efficacy of these claims” made by Bradley LaShawn Fowler’s lawsuit, it is still disconcerting that we have reached a point in time when Bible publishing or publicly honoring the Ten Commandments or mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance have become the focus of lawsuits.

    Are we too blind as a nation to see that as we have increasingly discounted and ignored God’s Word our society has correspondingly disintegrated?

    WorldNetDaily.com reports that Mr. Fowler is seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson. Sure, it sounds frivolous, but so did the idea of two men marrying a few years ago.

    Recall that celebrated actor Ian McKellen told London’s Telegraph that he rips verses from Leviticus out of Bibles in hotel rooms. He told Salon.com that he has determined this passage prohibiting homosexuality to be “pornographic.”

    There was no media outcry over news of this. Imagine twenty or thirty years ago an actor admitting to destroying a portion of the Bible because he believed it “pornographic.” The phrase “you’ll never work in this city again” would have held true.

    Today, our nation yawns.

    Because this apathy exists regarding matters that were once deemed sacred it is possible for the Bible to be progressively more denigrated within our society. Look no further than today’s typical depiction of Jesus Christ in Hollywood to see that we have, as a nation, accepted His vilification.

    I believe that our present moral climate — in which all truths are embraced — will eventually lead to severe persecution of those who choose to live their lives by adhering to God’s Word.

    Jonathon Falwell
  2. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member
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    Sep 10, 2006
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    I agree with this....Christianity will be more and more persecuted as time goes along.
    It is the Lord the world hates. John7:7. I believe as time goes along more and more focus of hatred will be on Christ, and manifest against His people.
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    We were too lazy to do anything about it when Madalyn Murray O'Hare made her appearance (taking prayer out of school) and as a result, we have lost a lot of our religious freedoms and will continue to do so.

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing....