First They Came For…Then They Came For…

First They Came For…Then They Came For…

I agree with Rev. Andrew Webb here.  In the recent past, I have come to the conclusion that the homosexual agenda is the gateway to persecution of Christians.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the trend that Andy describes here.  We are already being demonized and classified as the villain.

Perhaps this began with the attack on the Scriptures, starting with origins, and has developed from there.  Unfortunately, too many Christians have remarkably agreed with their enemies on key points of inerrancy and biblical authority. So, evangelicals have a choice, continue the anti-Scriptural, downward slide to compromising on what the Bible teaches about sexuality or face the developing, growing wrath of a society who has cleverly flipped the argument and made the Bible-believing Christian the intolerant one and them the enforcers of tolerance.

I, for one, have always found it ironic that there is no one so intolerant as those advocating tolerance.  Talk to a Bible-believing Christian and even though the talk may get heated, often enough he or she thanks you for the discussion and reaffirms the relationship.  Do the same with a tolerance promoter and that same Bible-believing Christian will see the hate, condescension and a lack of civility pour out in the conversation.

In response, I think we need to do a few things.  One, we need to pray that God will transform the minds of those giving in to the spirit of the age where intolerance is masked as tolerance and evil is called good and good is called evil.  Secondly, we need to stand strong on the Word of God which does not change, especially in a world that is constantly changing.  Third, it is important that when we address anyone taken in by the tolerance dogma, that we do so with love, patience and, no matter how heated the discussion becomes, with grace and a reaffirmation of the relationship. Fourth, remember that Jesus promised this would come:  we would be persecuted and they would hate us as they hated Him.

Let's be salt and light.  It's our best hope in this modern era.  And it just might result in the spiritual conversion of some of our friends, family and neighbors who have been taken in by the fad of our time.  After all, isn't that why we are here in the first place?

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