Posted: 23 June 2015
This will be part one of a multi-part series of articles.
The Church is under attack. Most either do not realize it or turn a blind eye to it. The fact still remains that the Church is under attack. Yes spiritually, but it has always come under spiritual attack. It is also under attack morally, financially, and even physically.
The physical attacks against the Church have been steadily increasing. The news media, law enforcement, and the government will of course deny this fact. They will tell you that Christianity had nothing to do with it, even though it is happening at Christian churches! They come up with one excuse or another, most of which do not even apply. The most recent attack against the Church took place recently in Charleston, South Carolina, where a crazed gunman drove across the state and carefully selected a church, went in and opened fire, killing nine people. Of course the news media came up with one excuse after another and really started to push the racial issue. Yes race may have been a part of it, but the shooter did select a Christian Church, as many others have before him. He could have selected any one of numerous other places to do his evil, but he picked a Christian Church! Of course they just do not mention that this was also an attack against Christianity. They just continually focus on race and what they call the actions of a fanatical racist!
Why do these people select churches? Well beyond the foremost obvious reason that they are Christian, they are also the easiest to attack. Over the years the government has ties the Church’s hands in how they may protect or defend themselves and now many of the Churches are left completely defenseless. It seems that after any such incident the government is back on its bandwagon going on and on about further limiting the Church’s and everyone else’s ability to defend themselves. No, this isn’t about gun control (I am personally 100% against any form of so-called gun control). It is about taking a stand to defend ourselves and those around us.
As Christians we are to abhor violence, but we must also stand up against evil and be willing to defend ourselves and others as well. Too many Christian feel as if it is wrong to stand up to defend themselves or someone else. To these people I ask the following question:
Don’t think this can happen. We saw this same scenario played out less than one hundred years ago when a very evil man attempted to wipe out all of the Jews from the face of the planet. People were told what was going on, some even knew, and they turned a blind and eye looked the other way. Because of their not standing up, millions of people, including entire families, were murdered! We see the very same things beginning to be set up today, just as Hitler did back then. It is only a matter of time until they declare outright war against Christianity and all Christians and come for you, unless you do your God-given duty and calling, and stand up NOW against it!