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The Push For Eradicating Christians! Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Powerful Elite

A student is punished for refusing to “stomp on Jesus,” a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school “purges” Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid. But now two University of North Texas sociologists have produced research showing that just such an agenda exists — among America’s most powerful people.

Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in their newly released book So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? The researchers say that while Christianophobia — which the sociologists define as “unreasonable hatred or fear of Christians” — isn’t common among common people, it does characterize those in the upper echelons of American society. It’s intense, too. The book’s title was apparently inspired by elitist interviewees lamenting how there were “so few lions,” referencing the Roman Empire’s practice of throwing Christians into an arena to be slaughtered by the wild cats. One respondent even remarked that Christians “should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse.”

This is something about which Christians “should be concerned,” reports the Christian Post, on a warning Yancey issued in an e-mail interview, “because those with ‘Christianophobia’ tend to be powerful elites with influence in certain important areas, such as higher education.” Commenting on this and the professors’ motivation for conducting their research, Yancey told the Post, “There is a lot of literature on hostility toward many different groups but just about none on hostility toward Christians. Yet when we collected qualitative data from cultural progressive activists we quickly saw some of the unnecessary vitriol and fears within many of our respondents. We also saw the social status of those who exhibited this hatred and many of them would be in positions that allowed them to at least subtly act on their anger and fears.” As for the sources of their data, the Post writes that it “comes from a large national survey, the American National Election Survey, and interviews they conducted with members of liberal advocacy organizations.”

And some of the remarks made by the “cultural progressive activists” are eyebrow-raising. The Blaze reports on a sampling referencing the “Christian right”:

“I want them all to die in a fire.” (Male, aged 26-35 with Doctorate).

“They should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse. Their only purpose is to damage and inflict their fundamentalist virus onto everyone they come in contact with.” (Female, aged 66-75 with Master’s degree).

“They make me a believer in eugenics…. They pollute good air…. I would be in favor of establishing a state for them…. If not, then sterilize them so they can’t breed more.” (Male, aged 46-55 with Master’s degree).

This brazen hatred brings us to something else motivating the researchers. Yancey in the Post again:

Another aspect that drove me to work on this project was that while I consistently saw evidence of Christianophobia in other areas of my life and in our society, unlike other types of intolerances, those who exhibited Christianophobia do not tend to think that they are intolerant. Usually those who do not like blacks or Muslims admit that they are intolerant but simply try to justify their intolerance. Those with Christianophobia tend to deny that they are intolerant but rather that they are fairly interpreting social reality. Envisioning themselves as fair and free of intolerance allows them to blame those they detest.

This reflects the common modern usage (and misuse) of the term “tolerance,” which is supposed to pertain to a person’s ability to abide a perceived negative. We wouldn’t have to “tolerate” a fine car or delectable meal; we relish those things. But we would have to tolerate bad weather or a stubborn cold. In this sense, not liking blacks, Muslims, or Christians is not indicative of intolerance; quite the opposite, only a person with such feelings could exhibit tolerance with respect to such a group because he perceives the group as a negative. If he liked the group or was indifferent to it, he couldn’t exhibit tolerance because there would be nothing for him to have to tolerate.

So there are two relevant questions here: Is the perceived negative an objective negative? And is the intolerance truly justified? Examples:

• You may dislike exercising self-discipline (emotion, remember, isn’t logical), but recognize that since it’s objectively good, your feelings are disordered; thus, when you tolerate its exercise, it’s virtuous.

• You may dislike a neighbor boy’s piano playing. But while you have a moral right to your tastes in this case, practicing an instrument isn’t objectively bad; thus, tolerating it in the name of good fellowship is virtuous.

• You will surely dislike having the flu, and it is objectively negative. Once you’ve done all you can to ameliorate the symptoms, however, keeping a stiff upper lip and tolerating it is virtuous.

• Almost all of us dislike theft, and rightly so because it’s morally wrong. And tolerating it would be a severe fault because when dealing with a remediable objective negative, the only virtue lies in wiping it out.

The same applies to belief. We may recognize someone’s First Amendment right to espouse Nazism, but should we be tolerant of Nazism itself? Likewise, should the Spaniards have been tolerant of the Aztec religion prescribing the sacrificial slaughter of thousands of innocents? Many today believe that tolerance is ever and always a virtue, but as Greek philosopher Aristotle put it, “Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” Tolerance of vice is vice itself.

So the question about the anti-Christian elitists isn’t whether they’re intolerant. By definition they are: They view Christianity as a negative and want it purged from society. The only question is whether their intolerance is justifiable. Does it serve to preserve understanding of Truth and expose lies or just the opposite? As to this, Dr. Yancey pointed out that Christianophobes claim to believe “that they are fairly interpreting social reality” but don’t “recognize how their emotions have distorted their intellectual judgments.” In other words, they don’t realize that what their feelings tell them is negative isn’t actually objectively so. But why do they have these disordered feelings?

It’s an old story. We all have had the experience of rendering some constructive criticism, only to have the object of it react with anger. No one likes having his bubble burst. And the more attached to the misbegotten idea the person is, the stronger his resistance will be — and the more viciously he may attack those who dare challenge his illusions.

In this relativistic age of “If it feels good, do it” where sin is in, Christianity upholds the absolute, unchanging, nonnegotiable standard of morality. It tells people that their sins really are sins — not just lifestyle choices — and that they’ll be judged for them. And just as one small pin can burst a balloon, a tiny bit of Truth can shatter a rationalization.

It’s no surprise Yancey found that anti-Christian elitists are generally “white, educated [miseducated, actually] and wealthy.” These are not just the “idle minds” that are the “Devil’s playground” or, to echo George Orwell, the kind of people who could believe truly absurd ideas: intellectuals. They also invariably are advocates for some anti-Christian movement, such as feminism or our Great Sexual Heresy. They not only usually indulge sin (people tend to push what they’re attached to), but have come to believe that their very happiness depends on the realization of their social vision — and Christianity stands in its way. And there’s something that is often a corollary of “If it feels good, do it”:

If it feels bad, destroy it.

 

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There is no middle ground for the church anymore.  God has drawn a line in the sand and we must now choose where to stand. Do you stand for God and His Word or do you stand with whatever society deems acceptable?  Rise up church for the days of your ease are over!! Rise up Christian for now is your time to take a spiritual stand…and having done all to stand…STAND!!

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:12-14

Mark of the Beast

Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Please notice that ONLY the King James Version deals with this type of technology. The verse says IN their right hand while other versions changed it to say ON their right hands. Man changed it (in my opinion) because they couldn’t imagine a technology would exist that would allow something to be seen that was IN their hands or foreheads. Isn’t God’s word awesome that He saw the technology and used just one little word -IN – to let us know that He does see and hold the future in HIS hands and NOTHING is a surprise to HIM.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12101449/Man-uses-microchip-implanted-in-hand-to-pass-through-airport-security.html

Andreas Sjöström strolls through Stockholm airport

Happy Birthday

Today is hubbies 50th birthday. It was just over 6 months ago that we sat in a hospital wondering if Dave would live to see his 50th birthday, but here we are celebrating it today. We are celebrating Dave’s birthday because of God’s healing power. We are celebrating Dave’s birthday because of Gods mercy and grace. We are celebrating Dave’s birthday because of the faithful prayers of Brothers and Sisters in Christ. These were not only friends and family that we knew, but prayer warriors from across the country who prayed for Dave. I can’t express enough just how grateful we are for those prayers. I can’t thank the Lord enough for allowing us to celebrate Dave’s 50th today. Happy Birthday David I love you and thank God for you and your life today and every day!

Ever have a random thought that wouldn’t leave you until you researched it a bit? Well for the past two weeks or so from about 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. give or take a few minutes a very bright star can be seen from our bedroom window – rising low in the east until it high in the sky in the east.

First few nights didn’t give it much thought, but then Dave and I both noticed it was brighter than all the other stars. This got me to thinking about the original star in the east and how it announced the arrival of the King. This made my mind think about this star and its announcing the Coming of the King.

So I did some research into that first star and what made the magi follow it in the first place. People don’t believe the magi come from the orient, but are indeed from Persia and descendants of the wise men from Babylon.

When the captives from Jerusalem were taken to Babylon they also took when them their history and scripture – so the wise men learned these. They learned about Balaam’s prophecy in Numbers 24:17 which mentioned a star “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel, And batter the brow of Moab, And destroy all the sons of tumult.

They also would have known of Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. They would know Daniels prophecy in Daniel 9:25-26 which mentions Jerusalem. Which is why the magi went to Jerusalem instead of Bethlehem because the magi did not have the prophecies of Micah which stated the Messiah would be born in
Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).

So what about the star? Well it seems that only the Magi saw the star – which is why Herod asked them when it appeared. It also isn’t a planet or a comet or any other star we know of…why? Because the star rose in the East – traveled West like most stars, but they banked South to Bethlehem and then stopped over 1 house.

Strange star…so what was it really? The star was the Shechinah Glory of God and it could move a showed the presence of God. The Glory of God is mentioned through out scripture,,,what an awesome star. While the star I see in the early morning hours may not be the Shechinah Glory of God – it does remind me that Gods spirit is present and moving…much like that star.

Yes I remember 9-11 – who really can forget it.  We remember the shock, the sorrow, the unbelievable sadness and we remember those we lost.  But do we remember right after the towers went down?  People came together in droves to pray and hold hands with strangers.  Black, white, yellow or red….it made no difference.  The only thing we were that day and the days that followed were Americans United.  Its been 14 years and though we remember the fallen seems we have forgotten their legacy of Uniting America.  Yes it truly is a sad day.

Wow what a question – Does God know your name? As I was reading through Exodus I was struck by this line:

Exodus 33: 17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

Imagine God knowing your name. The one thing Moses did was talk to God on a regular basis. However, have we really talked to God lately or have we just lobed requests at Him as though He worked a fast food drive-in?Moses did not do that – in fact when he met with God, it was on God’s timetable – not his. Who in his right mind would climb a mountain and talk with God 40 days – surely no one I know would take that time today!! But that is just what we need to do today – climb a mountain and be with God!!

Climbing a mountain in Mose’s day was no easy feat – steep, rough mountain trails, really I would be hard pressed to call them trails more like a path cut out by some wild animal. Not an easy path to follow, but when meeting with the Lord of Glory the trip is surely worth it!!

Now flash forward to today – we make climbing mountains easy!! We blow holes in them and put tunnels through them, or we blast away rock and put a nicely paved road through them. But even with all our short cuts – a trip up a mountain still isn’t easy, especially if you aren’t used to the trip.

Picture a tall mountain looming in the distance and the thought of a nice Sunday drive comes to mind. You begin your decent up the mountain and you think that this was a great idea – what a beautiful day.  After a short time of driving and looking at the scenery you realize that your chest feels heavy and it is getting hard to breathe. So you pull over at a rest stop and sit for awhile – hoping and praying that pressure lessens. Some of us will turn around at the pit stop and say the pressure is too much I have to turn back…they never met their goal of making it to the top of the mountain.

Others of us though will rest a bit and then continue on. After we begin going back up the mountain we travel for a little bit aware of height, but still enjoying the drive. All of a sudden you get a violent retching in your stomach and you think you are going to throw up – so you pull over and try to breath slowly. You find a little grocery store and you go in and buy soda crackers – after sitting for about 2 hours your stomach begins to feel better. Now you must decide do you proceed on or turn around and head home. A lot of us will turn around and say something like the ride was so very nice,but it is getting late and I don’t want it to be dark when I try coming back down the mountain. A small portion of us will continue up to the top of the mountain.

The trip that you imagined was a short, scenic trip, but that isn’t what it turned out to be. It has been beautiful it is true, but it has been hard. You are tired, worn out, even a little light headed. It is now dark and the mountain roads seem to drop off into nowhere, but you are determined to make it to the top of the mountain.

It is now midnight and you make it to the top of the mountain. You pull off at the last scenic rest stop, but you see no glorious view – only darkness. So you sleep and rest awhile. You made this trip and you are not going to miss the view for anything. Hours latter something wakes you gently, it is the sun splashing across your face.

You sit up excitedly knowing that you will finally see what you have been seeking  and you aren’t disappointed. This is something you will never forget, but what does that have to do with God knowing our names? The journeys are the same and there will be problems, pressures, and darkness – but if we push-on we will not be disappointed.

So what did Moses ask God for when he  got to the top. Was is money, fame, healing, etc…no this is what Moses asked for: Exodus 33: 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

All Moses wanted was to see God – thats it to stand in His presence. How many of us would have made that journey just to see God – really not many. We are happy with a safe distant relationship. We explain it away by saying we don’t have time, or we are busy for the kingdom. Some will conclude that if we faced that many problems, then God doesn’twant us to climb the mountain.

Do you want God to know your name – really? Are you willing to fight your way up the mountain to meet with God? If so then begin the journey today and start up that hard path God has called you to, but remember you will meet obstacles. How you deal with those obstacles determines whether you will see the view or not!!

Exodus 33: 17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked,
because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

Exodus 33: 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

How you deal with those obstacles determines whether you will see the view or not!!

Exodus 33: 17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

Exodus 33: 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

   
Exodus 33: 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”