How can this be? Gunmen enter a town, and go from house to house, asking are you Muslim? If you answer that you are Christian you are killed on the spot. How can this be in a world that western leaders say is tolerant and a new world order. An order where all people are equal? When Obama gave his speech in Brussel’s he touted the new order since WW1 and WW2 that has social safety nets that institutes not only monitary trade but respect for those with different faiths and backgrounds. Really? He said Nato was the strongest defender of these values that the world has seen. (Watch) Really? I guess he hasn’t seen the news lately about the genocide that is taking place in Africa and the middle east. Turning a blind eye and looking the other way as Christians are cleansed and a form of barbaric law and religion takes over.
NAIROBI, Kenya AP — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.48 Kenyans dead: Witness: Gunmen spared Muslims – Yahoo News.
This is just one example, read the whole article the eyewitness reports are dismal and eye opening. What these Christian brothers and sisters are facing is heart wrenching. And yet many turn a blind eye. And this is not tribulation? Really?
Distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution;
Yes the world has seen tribulation since the beginning of time. But not like this. This is just one town, out of thousands where this is taking place. Christians are slaughtered because they refuse to denounce their faith in Christ, and take up a foreign god. Hello! Not since the slaughter of the Jews in WW2 have we seen such slaughter in modern times. Times where a leader comes in peace and safety for the world. Leaders that go arm in arm and denounce this for a new world order. But they are powerless to distinguish the flames from this beast. This beast that threatens to crush the whole world under it’s feet and devour everything different from them. Unless they bow to a god of their choosing. One that is not desired by their ancestors or by women. Why is this going unnoticed? It is because the world elite have decided to organize and redifine borders and control. Remember ‘Out of chaos, Order.’
And Christians are silent because it doesn’t fit with their ‘God will bless you’ prosperity gospel mentality. Or you can achieve the Kingdom of Heaven now theories. It just isn’t popular to teach that many of us are dying in horrific manners just for believing in Christ. We wouldn’t have any followers if we actually told people that they would be persecuted in the end. We would scare them if we actually taught the meaning of Jesus’ words when he said: ” Take up your cross and follow me.” He didn’t say take up your cross and you will have riches untold here on earth. The Apostles knew it would mean certain death by following Him, but they did it. The Christians of ancient Rome knew they would be fed to the lions or worse if they followed Him, yet they did it. The culture of the early church was one of unity. They came together to help, encourage, and take care of each other, because they knew what the end result of their Faith in Christ would be. They knew that most likely they would meet a horrible fate for their belief. Yet they did. They pooled their resources and became one body in Christ. They were’nt ashamed of the Gospel. They boldly proclaimed it. So what is happening today? Why have we strayed from the Gospel of Christ? Why have we strayed from the Gospel that teaches us we will be persecuted, why have we strayed from the commands to watch, and warn of sin and of Jesus second coming?
Because some in the 18th and 19th centuries grew tired of waiting and watching. Discernment was cast aside and decided that the Gospel couldn’t possibly be speaking of them. Couldn’t possibly mean that they would be persecuted. Couldn’t possibly mean that they would see tribulation. They were special and Jesus would come a second and third time. A second time to rescue them from all trouble and death and take them to heaven for a party while everyone else was left to torture, and slaughter.
Say what you will but this is the exact escape mentality that is breeding a false form of Gospel today, like the prosperity gospel, and kingdom now gospel.
- But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
- Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
- I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,…
We are in a spiritual battle with time and the forces of a great darkness and evil. We must, even if unpopular, cling to our faith, and fight spiritually with these forces of evil that have been unleashed. Satan doesn’t want the sinner and the unbelievers, he has them already. He wants the Christian! And he is permeating and infiltrating every aspect of Christianity and most are blind and oblivious to whats happening. It’s time for the Body of Christ to unite and come back to the basics of the Gospel before He arrives. Have you fueled your lamps, are you watching patiently or have you let your light go out because of a lack of knowledge or understanding, have you been lulled to sleep by satan? With the same words that he gave Eve? “Though will not surely die?”
Unite in prayer, unite in Christ with those who are taking up their cross willfully to die for the Gospel. I hear over and over when speaking with those persecuted or aiding the persecuted: “Why are we forgotten?”
Commentary By Am Not Ashamed