John 15: 18,19,20
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.”
Christians, I mean those who profess Christ and believe the truth of the Bible, have been persecuted throughout history. Christians in the United States have been blessed, until recently. We have gone from being Christians, to being right wing Christians, to being extremists Christians, to being right wing, extremists, Christians who are enemies of the state Christians. This is not unique to the United States, but is true throughout the Western World.
In the United States today, can a person who professes Christ and believes in the truth of the Bible, be a Democrat? A Christian cannot be a Communist. Communists are atheists and deny the existence of God, thus denying the existence of Christ, and thus denying the truth of the Bible. A secularist cannot be a Christian. The secular state excludes God from its public square. As the power and scope of the state expands, society becomes more and more absorbed by secularism, increasingly denying / rejecting Christ and replacing God with the state. An Islamist cannot be a Christian. Muslims deny the divinity of Christ, thus denying the truth of the Bible.
The modern-day Democrat party supports and advocates for Communist principles. The modern-day Democrat party promotes secularism. The modern-day Democrat party protects Islam and defends their anti-Christ teachings. The modern-day Democrat party holds anti-Biblical beliefs along with their anti-Declaration of Independence beliefs, their anti-Constitution beliefs, and their anti-Bill of Rights beliefs. We who profess the teachings of the Bible and the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, hold dear all that the Democrats oppose and despise. A CHRIST PROFESSING AND BIBLE BELIEVING PERSON CANNOT SUPPORT WHAT IS TODAY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. THEY WILL BE SERVING TWO MASTERS.
The secular world is becoming more and more intolerant of Christ professing and Bible believing persons. This is happening in Finland, but could and will happen throughout the Western world including the United States as secularism becomes more and more dominant, more and more tyrannical.
Bishop Juhana Pohjola and Parliament member Paivi Rasanen face fines and up to two years in prison under “hate crimes” laws that effectively criminalize speech and set the government up as the arbiter of what religious beliefs are legal in Finland.
Rasanen and Pohjola have each been interrogated for hours by Finnish officials for stating beliefs that Christians have held for thousands of years. They will stand trial in January.
Pohjola is the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland. His alleged hate crime is publishing a 2004 booklet written by Rasanen about the Bible’s teachings about sex and marriage. Years after the publication of that booklet, Finland passed laws creating legal privileges for LGBT citizens, under which the two Christians are now being accused of “incitement against a group of people.”
The Bible clearly states that the advocation for modern-day views on sex and marriage, and modern-day views on crime and murder (abortion) are against the will of God. Those of us who oppose these modern-day views will be persecuted per the teaching of Christ. God has already shown us that he considers these views as abominations. These views have existed long before today. They existed in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. God does not adjust his views to accommodate communism, secularism, and Islam. The view God held of these modern-day anti-Biblical and Democrat views, has not changed. Yes, the world will condemn us and persecute us who profess Christ and believe in the teachings of the Bible. God will and has dealt with those who hold the view being promoted by the modern-day Democrat party.
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