Blessed Are We
It’s hard to not reflect on the
recent news items as it relates to Christians and
how we are regarded in the public square. Let me list for you some examples
of where non-Christians are trying to define us for their convenience
- Rosie O’Donnell on the View states that “radical
Christians are just as dangerous as radical Muslims”.
- The Pope is shamed into recalling and recanting
a statement about Islam that was made long
ago but offered a point of view that offended Muslims.
- A new movie is introduced that takes a Christian
Church Camp and twists its purpose to resemble
a terrorist training camp, titled “Jesus Camp”.
television decides to edit Veggie Tales
cartoons so that there is no reference to Jesus,
but refuses to edit an upcoming special of Madonna’s that
uses the crucifix in an uncomplimentary
- Many owners and executives in the National Football League
are pressuring players to stop kneeling together
after games in their joint prayer sessions after games. This is evidently
embarrassing to many people and they
want it stopped.
- The same bans that exist in schools that
make prayers and references to God
are slowly creeping into the rest of our society.
Maybe this is just my own
sense of what I perceive is happening in our world today, but if
you share this same sense, I would like to hear from you about places
you see the secular world is trying to silence the voices of Christians.
Matthew 5: 11&12… “Blessed
are you when people insult you, persecute you and
falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice
and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same
way they persecuted the prophets who were before
Have a great week and keep your prayer time dear
and your quiet time with your Bible nearer!
Sent September 25, 2006
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