What ignorant fools this new wave of Western atheists is who attack, mock and seek to undermine and destroy Christianity and Believers. Do they not know that when the Godless atheists come to power that most of those who helped to bring about the coup themselves end up in the same cells being tormented alongside the Believers they first imprisoned?
Ah, but they live in a devil-inspired fantasy that this time the collectivist Utopian agenda will "get it right"--will bring about peace, fraternity, abundance for all. But it is a lie from the darkest, vilest pit of hell. Every time it is tried oppression, depression, murder, poverty, etc., results for the vaunted "masses." EVERY TIME!
With God gone--with the restraining power of Biblical teaching obstructed and outlawed--the inherent wickedness of man rises to the fore and an orgy of violence, cruelty, deprivation ensues, where the tormentors literally grow giddy as they burn, stab, strangle, poison, beat and break to bloody pulps their gentle victims shouting things like, "Where is your God now? I am your God! God is dead! Man is supreme!"
What deluded, uneducated (though highly indoctrinated) fools are they who now openly blaspheme and curse God's Word and torment His believers in It, vainly assuming that if they can stamp out the convicting message of scripture, finally their filthy, self-centered consciences will be freed!
How disgusting and pathetically sad it is to see politicians--men AND women--championing the suppression of those wanting to protect precious, innocent life . . . waving high as a virtue the ruthless, violent slaughter of the unborn, calling good evil and evil, good.
Do not think it can't happen here, the outright bloody state barbarism launched against peaceful, selfless Believers, including accompanying gulags, torture and extermination. For the heart of man (and woman) is desperately wicked and one only needs to look at any and every country that has decided to stamp out Christianity to see how quickly the perverse and murderous demonic spirit arises to torment and oppress one and all except the few elite who ushered it in, though they too often end up in its hideous maw.
Oh what lazy, apathetic fools are those who dare not speak out, to friends, family and neighbors about the dangers looming--no, LEAPING--over the horizon . . . those who hope to stay hidden, unengaged, left alone . . . if they just keep their mouths shut. Then they will wonder as they sit alone in some dark, cold cell "does no one care about me?" Well, who now is caring about the thousands of forgotten, abandoned Christian prisoners throughout the world, left alone to their Godless tormentors who tell them, "no one cares about you . . . you are hated . . . you are a fool . . . give up . . . give up your worthless God . . . people are enjoying their lives while you sit here left to die in suffering"?
It hit me with horror and sadness the other morning. . . . Again, one of those 4 am Spirit calls . . . I awoke suddenly and for some reason was feeling anxiety. I pulled the blanket up over my cold shoulder, glad for the comfort . . . then the thought came like a sledgehammer: Someone right now is waking up to the painful, bleak terror of another day--with NO physical comfort . . . alone . . . probably naked or barely clothed in some lice-ridden rags . . . in pain, with open wounds from the previous night's beating . . . starving, aching, lonely, family already murdered . . . no hope of release, with only more excruciating pain and suffering to look forward to . . . ?
And why? Simply and only for believing in the Christian God--or maybe for something as basic as being caught owning or reading a Bible. . . .
Yet there are those who continue to insist that "man" is basically "good"!
No, in fact, every single one of us is potentially just as violent, evil, malicious as the secret police and torturers who this moment are beating, flaying, cutting and burning Christians throughout the humanistic world . . . BUT for the GRACE OF GOD! We are restrained from the evil that we would naturally do, mercifully, praise God. I dare say you are sadly deluded if you think you have some good in you that is NOT utterly and completely and only from, by and through God. Were God not restraining the fallen, wicked hearts of men and women as He is, this whole world--every inch of it--would be worse than the most heinous gulag ever yet devised. Don't fool yourself on this. You need and have God's grace to be anything other than a sold-out devil yourself this very moment!
Because, however, I know that God is sovereign and in control and nothing outside of His will is ever done, whatever He allows--however disturbing or confusing it looks presently to my limited perspective and intelligence--I KNOW it is for His perfect purposes and wholly glorifies Him as He wills it to be and that ALL things work for the good for those that love Him . . . and I have faith in this, because His Word says this is so. And I am a Believer. I Believe and have faith!
How perversely ironic it is . . . that most often . . . it is those who complain about the suffering and evil in the world . . . and rail at God for it . . . become themselves, overwhelmingly, the very ones who then make war on God and His people and continue to cause and act as willing, eager agents for the very suffering, unfairness and cruelty that originally motivated their initial complaints!
Let us not forget the Persecuted and Underground Church--our sweet, brave, loving brothers and sisters . . . broken, beaten, abandoned, cold, suffering valiantly for our Lord, His Name and People.
Areas of the world where Christians face persecution include:
- Burma (Myanmar)
- Chiapas, Mexico
- Gaza and the West Bank
- Mindanao, Philippines
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- Tibet (China)
- United Arab Emirates