The Answer is a resounding YES! And it’s even harder to imagine that this is happening in America and not some Middle East Muslim nation.
Everyday our world grows darker and very interesting things keep happening. As many Christians wake up from slumber, the number of Non-believers and Atheists also grows in strength.
The first time I watched God is Not Dead 1, I silently wondered whether the situation depicted in the Movie, with Education systems trying to shut Christians up was truly as dire as predicted.
And when God is Not Dead 2 was released with parts of the story line based on how Atheists were using the Law and Judicial systems to overpower Christianity, a small part of me still wanted to keep believe that our world wasn’t growing more wicked.
However reading stories where Atheists groups like the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) group are writing inflammatory letters to Leaders, In this case the Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas being targeted and his religious activities being policed because he likes to post Bible based Scripture on his Facebook and Twitter makes me realize just how pressing the situation is.
I still have no idea how this story ties in with the recently repealed Net Neutrality Regulations by The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) but I’m certain there is a connection and I’m just watching and waiting to see what that connection will be.
These Atheist Groups seem to have conveniently forgotten that President Abraham Lincoln called for a National Fast Day (A fast is a religious activity) in 1863 and is quoted saying:
“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord,”
It seems like the devil is really scared that his time is up and so he is seriously charging at believers and fighting the body of Christ. This simply means that we have to pray even harder and grow closer to the Lord. Apostle Peter cautions us saying:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9
I also found it quite interesting that the Atheist Attorney Andrew Seidel who wrote the Letter used Bible Scripture to try to get his point across.
“If the law and your oath to uphold the Constitution are not sufficient to convince you to stop, perhaps you might consider reading Matthew 6:5-6, in which Jesus condemns public prayer as hypocrisy in his Sermon on the Mount,” Andrew Seidel
This scenario reminds me of the Devil using Scripture to try and Tempt Jesus in the desert.
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
I must add that I’m motivated by Governor Asa, and his posting of Bible scripture on social Media. I will certainly be posting more Bible verses myself.
There is indeed power in the Word of God. For those facing persecution or are being targeted please don’t give up sharing the word of God. Let’s keep pushing the word of God out there. The devil can be overcome.
The Bible clearly says this:
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
My question to you as a believer is: What are you using your social media spaces for? If Atheists and other non-believers looked at your social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter, would you get a warning letter for your beliefs in Jesus’s Christ?
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