So how should we Christians react to this haughtiness – to this rebellion against God?
God's word tells us how to react: "But Peter and the apostles answered, 'We must obey God rather than men.'" (Acts 5:29)
This may help pave the way for the Antichrist because he cannot sweep to power without imperial authority or the judicial ratification of his authority. He'll have no time for confirmation of his sweeping initiatives through drawn-out legislative processes. He needs a body of authority that acts quickly. He needs an easily controlled, small body of people with the ultimate power to make laws. Laws that favor him.
Until recently, that did not describe the Supreme Court. But now it does.
Indifference is never an option . . .
Was June 2015 the biggest news month of our generation?
I would argue it was right up there with 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
Two stories broke this month that taken together or separately will have ramifications and reverberations every bit as momentous as the aftermath of Dec.7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001.
What are those two stories?
Leftists are not about live and let live. They are about wholesale control. Their movers and shakers see society as their project, and they can change everything and everyone through government and their domination of the culture. There is no live and let live in their bones.
In view of all this, it is amazing that so many conservatives, traditionalists and Christians are blind to the hostile, aggressive and unquenchable appetite of the leftist movement. It is chilling to me that they don't realize this trend is going to continue until there is either a cultural or legal confrontation or the left stamps out all dissent.
What followed was a series of events that led to the safe passage of 669 Jewish kids over a period of time. They became known as "Winton's Children" and also as part of the "Czech Kindertransport." It was his responsibility to find homes for all the children in England, and this is just what he did with the help of his mother. He later became known as the "British Schindler" in reference to Oskar Schindler who saved over 1,000 from their deaths in the camps during the Holocaust. Sir Winton also sent a letter to President Roosevelt for more children to be taken but received a response telling him that the United States couldn't help.
The seeker-friendly model was the brainchild of Peter Drucker. The concept of finding out what a consumer would like in a church has been a very successful way to get people to come to a church. At least for a while! This consumer-friendly model worked as long as sinners were not faced with the message of the cross, hell, and other convicting things the Bible teaches.
"We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay said. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal. Not only that, but they have a whole list of strategies to go after the churches, the pastors, and any businesses that tries to assert their religious liberty. This is coming and it's coming like a tidal wave."
From this moment on we will never be as free as we once were in our faith. We will be systemically harassed. I believe that there will be a brief pause now, a moment of calm while people and forces take stock of what has happened and what it means.
Then will come the outright persecution. You are in the crosshairs. You have been warned.
Attend to your God and His Son and be about His work. The night is coming when it is not possible to work. In fact, I think that dusk has already begun to settle on this fallen world.
This is more than a global economic event. As a minister and former pastor, it breaks my heart to see such suffering. Think about what it would be like to have your life's savings in a bank in a country that might confiscate it. Imagine working forty years expecting a certain pension, only to have most of it taken away just as you're set to retire. Imagine stocking up on toilet paper this week because next week the store shelves could be bare.