We are entering a new era of Christian experience, but we’ve been here before. Under the auspices of political correctness and the fallacy of tolerance for all, Christianity is under severe attack. ISIS is killing Christians, and others, en-mass while the world watches and does little to counter it. All over the western world, Christians are being arrested for speaking the truth in love such as when a Christian evangelist visiting England was arrested for explaining to someone that the Bible speaks against homosexuality.
Muslims across the globe are working hard to eradicate Christian influence in government and culture. Claiming they are “offended” with anything that isn’t Muslim, they have been succeeding, at least partially, in denying Christians their God-given rights to free expression and assembly. And now we have churches letting them in to pray to Allah — in our own assemblies. This is nothing short of blasphemy.
Here’s an undeniable fact that cannot be overcome in any way, shape or form:
Christianity cannot coexist with Islam. The two are contrary one to the other.
Are you in any doubt about this? If so, I urge you to read the following verses and then make your mind up to whether my statement is true or not.
I John 2:21-23 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.
Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist–denying the Father and the Son.
No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Islam denies Jesus is the son of God. The Bible defines Islam as “antichrist” because of it. Christianity declares Jesus is the son of God, that he lived a perfect life by choice and that he was crucified for our sins and raised from the dead for our justification. In what sense does Islam agree with this? It doesn’t Islam denies Jesus Jesus is the son of God as well as his crucifixion and resurrection. They claim Judas was crucified in place of Jesus and that Jesus was ‘assumed’ up into heaven, having never died. They say he will return as a Muslim to declare the 12th Imam as the Mahdi who will rule the world. Jesus they say will voluntarily be in subjection to this Mahdi.
Worldwide Persecution of Christians Growing
There is a worldwide persecution of Christians already progressing. It’s getting worse week after week. Westerners are more insulated from it than those in the Middle East, and we need to stop turning our heads from it, hoping it will work out. These persecuted people need our prayer and practical help. We need to lobby our government to do something about it. Sitting back and doing nothing lets the cancer grow.
There are several places where you can get more information about Christian persecution. I’ve listed several below.
1) Open Doors: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/
From their site: