They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray for the country’s salvation.
They are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side orders for lunch. They are joined by religious rationalizers—fundamentalists who, unable to find Scripture supporting their biases and beliefs, twist phrases and modify translations to prove they are honoring the Bible’s words.
This is no longer a matter of personal or private faith. With politicians, social leaders and even some clergy invoking a book they seem to have never read and whose phrases they don’t understand, America is being besieged by Biblical illiteracy. Climate change is said to be impossible because of promises God made to Noah; Mosaic law from the Old Testament directs American government; creationism should be taught in schools; helping Syrians resist chemical weapons attacks is a sign of the end times—all of these arguments have been advanced by modern evangelical politicians and their brethren, yet none of them are supported in the Scriptures as they were originally written. (Read more here:)
Normally this kind of article would anger me. As Todd Starnes from Fox news said in his article about this attack,
Newsweek is launching the New Year with an old school attack on the Bible and Christians. It was just the sort of holiday hit piece that we’ve come to expect from these anti-Christian pinheads. ~Read his article here
The attack on my faith and my God nearly took the breath away from me as I read it. However, something happened as I read it. The opposite happened. My heart broke for these lost people like Kurt Eichenwald, who are so bitterly angry they can’t even encapsulate it with words. I could almost see the man behind the computer using his keyboard like a knife as he stabbed this piece out and sent it to print. In a bloody attempt to discredit those who follow Jesus Christ Newsweek went along with this assassination.
He’s lost. He needs a Savior. He needs and encounter with the Creator of the Universe who loved him so much, He shed his blood on a cross to pay the price for his sins.
I already know 2015 will be a year that tests my faith and my God. There is no escape. If you serve Jesus Christ, you WILL be persecuted. The heat has been turned up. The only thing you can do to change it is to fold like a cheap card-table like so many surface Christians are doing.
So what do we do in the face of what is coming at us? Do we get angry? Do we go into a closet and hide in a fetal position?
Quite the opposite my friend.
NOW is the time to double down! I want to know my Savior with every fiber of my being. I want to know HIM, not just about him. They say you find a counterfeit bill not by studying what a counterfeit bill looks like, but by knowing what the REAL bill looks like. I want to know what I believe, why I believe it. A desperation to know the Word of God I guess you could say. The Bible says to be ready in season and out of season. That is what I want this year. Through this journey, I want to fall in love with my Savior again. I want to see angles of Him I’ve never seen! I want a rock solid faith.
I wonder if Newsweek would have the courage to publish “The Koran: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin”? Todd Starnes
How do you survive the coming persecution? The attacks like this are coming, but if you know your Savior, it won’t shake you a bit. You will continue the fight with your roots planted deep so you are not moved a millimeter when the storm comes. It’s coming my friend, are you ready? Do you know your Savior? I mean really know him; or will you fold like that cheap card-table at the first jab?
Hold on this year. Don’t waiver. Don’t compromise.