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We Need to Fight Back

Updated on April 27, 2015

Fight for Christian Rights

I don’t know how many of you have noticed, but we are under attack! We believers don’t have the same rights we’ve had in the past. We are expected to be tolerant of everyone else. Why? Because we sit in our pews and we do nothing! We watch the news and see the direction this great country is taking and all we can do is complain. I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase “you get what you deserve.” Well, folks we got what we deserved with this last election. We got what we deserved financially, politically, environmentally, etc. Things have to change. And that change has to begin with believers. We need to get involved. Now, I dislike politics as much as anyone else, but over the years I’ve learned that involvement in your local, state and federal government is the only way to turn things around. It seems now the government is only interested in getting involved in everyone’s business rather than being a “government for the people.”

The United States of America was founded as a constitutional republic under a mostly democratic form of government. It was to be a government by the people and for the people. It has lasted for more than two hundred years because it was founded by God-fearing men who wanted the best for everyone. But today, the secular world feels threatened by Christianity. If for no other reason, Christians should be involved in politics because we have just as much a right to have our interests represented as anyone else. But now, many are in a position to make decisions whether to compromise their moral values in the name of politically-correct legislation. In John 18:36 Jesus said, “…If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews….”. Peter had taken his sword and lopped off the ear of a Jewish leader’s servant. He was defending Jesus! There’s no difference now. As the old church hymn chorus goes, “Stand up, Stand up for Jesus…”. Now is the time to stand up and defend Jesus!

In Peter and Paul’s day the government was part of a totalitarian state. Christians were executed just for being a Christian. In John 15 Jesus tells us we will be persecuted because of His name. Well folks, it’s coming and it may only get worse. The time is coming where we will be persecuted here in America just for being Christians. The time is coming when we will not be able to openly worship God or publicly tell others about Jesus without severe consequences.

Atheists and homosexuals don’t have a problem fighting for their rights; look where it has gotten them. One example is forcing pharmacists to dispense substances that induce abortion, even though they are morally opposed to abortion. In another example, Roman Catholic adoption agencies were forced out of Massachusetts because they would have been forced to place children in homes with homosexual couples. Many states have passed legislation allowing same sex marriage. Businesses are being forced to consider homosexuals, cross-dressers, and transgender individuals in their hiring processes. In Oregon, a small bakery owned by Christians has lost their business because they refused to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple.

These people really believe that we believers think we are better than everyone else. The point they are really missing is we are ALL EQUAL – EQUAL SINNERS. Romans 3:23 says, “For ALL HAVE SINNED and fallen short of the glory of God.” It doesn’t matter what the sin is we all have sinned and we all are sinners. The only difference between believers and non-believers; believers have accepted Jesus as their moral compass and are forgiven.

Now, Peter and Paul advised Christians to obey governing authorities and submit to their rule. The Scriptures specifically address the issue of paying taxes, and commands Christians to do so. The only exception: when Christians are commanded to disobey God’s laws, in which case Christians are told to obey God rather than men. Now is time Christians need to get involved in the political process. But we have to be careful to participate in a Godly fashion. At the very least, pray for those in authority. Our voices need to be heard, we have the same rights as anyone. We are in a fight for our rights. 1 Corinthians 9:24: “24Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. God has called us to run and fight! We need to fight to win!


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    • Mr. Happy profile image

      Mr. Happy 

      3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      meant to say societies lol

    • Mr. Happy profile image

      Mr. Happy 

      3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I honestly understand your concern, as the world is mingling more and more, racial boundaries blurring, cultures mixing and so on. On the other hand though, the examples You have given about Bible-reading in school, or praying in school no longer works with what I have previously just said.

      For example, I was born and raised as a Greek Orthodox but my parents moved to Canada. I could not sit in class looking at the walls while some children recited Catholic prayers. Actually, here in Toronto there are public Catholic schools for those parents who wish to have their children attend somewhat of a religious school. The Jewish community has their schools as well. In most schools in cities though, we would have to start doing Orthodox prayers, Catholic prayers, Hindu prayers and so on because multiculturalism is such a big part of socialites nowadays.

      Anyone is free to read any religious text at home though, or in the park, or anywhere else I suppose. Praying the same: we can pray at home to whichever God we wish, in whichever language, etc. In my opinion that should be an inherit freedom and one respected for everyone.

      All the best!

    • Don Fikes profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Laurel, Ms

      Check your history. It started in the sixties with one lady with a burr in her saddle, Madeline O'Hair. O'Hair is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. This came just one year after the Supreme Court prohibited officially sponsored prayer in schools in Engel v. Vitale. This country was founded on Christian principles and has been falling away from them over the last 25-30 years.

      Praying in school, public, or anywhere else; reading the bible in school shouldn't be offensive to anyone. It isn't any different than teaching the theory of evolution in school. You don't have to believe what is taught. If you don't want to pray, then don't, just respect the rights of those who do.

      True, living in Nigeria, Iraq, even Saudia Arabia is dangerous for Christians. But, if you pay attention to the news, you will see that Muslims are getting quite a bit of attention. Large and small Christian businesses alike are being forced to accept homosexuality as an acceptable way of life. Schools are teaching sex and passing out condoms instead of teaching abstinence. Illegal immigrants are getting free health care, social security without being citizens.

      This is my opinion, but consider this: the Bible speaks of things like this being a sign of the end of the age. Those that know Jesus will not have to face the coming days, but those who do not know Jesus will and are condemned to an eternal hell. I hope and pray that you will or have already come to a saving knowledge of Jesus and accept Him in your heart. I'll being praying for you.

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      Mr. Happy 

      3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Your rights are not being endangered. If Christians are not safe in the States, nobody in this world is safe lol Try moving to Nigeria, or Iraq. All the best!


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