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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Obama Administration's Anti-Christian Attack on Evangelicalism

“Within certain defined areas, opponents of gay rights will be unaffected by an embrace of same-sex marriage. But in others, the impact will be substantial. I am not optimistic that, under current law, much can be done to ameliorate the impact on religious dissenters.”  --  Marc D. Stern


It looks like everything I have been warning Christians about is going to happen as soon as the Supreme Court rules.  Totalitarian intolerance for Evangelical Christian will soon legalize the persecution of Evangelical Christians who oppose abortion, homosexuality, pornography and a whole host of other moral and ethical issues.  The government of the United States has declared war on persons of faith and on biblical Christianity.  The United States Supreme Court is set to rule on the fate of biblical Christianity in our nation soon.  With the majority of the judges on the side of the anti-Christian forces of Satan, what can we expect but a ruling that opens the door for our persecution.  We will now see who the real Christians are because the great majority of so-called Christians are unwilling to suffer for their faith.  The great apostasy has begun.  This quote from the Aquila Report is ominous:


Marc D. Stern, then representing the American Jewish Congress, put the matter directly:
“The legalization of same-sex marriage would represent the triumph of an egalitarian-based ethic over a faith-based one, and not just legally. The remaining question is whether champions of tolerance are prepared to tolerate proponents of a different ethical vision. I think the answer will be no.”

That was a prophetic statement, as we can now see. Stern continued:

“Within certain defined areas, opponents of gay rights will be unaffected by an embrace of same-sex marriage. But in others, the impact will be substantial. I am not optimistic that, under current law, much can be done to ameliorate the impact on religious dissenters.”

Click here to read the full article at the Aquila Report: 

“It is Going to Be an Issue” — Supreme Court Argument on Same-Sex Marriage Puts Religious Liberty in the Crosshairs:  It will indeed be an issue, and now we have been told so by none other than the Solicitor General of the United States.  by Albert Mohler




Addendum:  I don't agree with the former policy of Bob Jones University:


The third exchange on religious liberty came as Justice Samuel Alito asked Verrilli about the right of religious institutions to maintain tax-exempt status, citing the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Internal Revenue Service to strip Bob Jones University because of that school’s policy against interracial dating and interracial marriage. That policy of Bob Jones University remains a moral blight to this day, even though the university has since rescinded the policy. Bob Jones University stood virtually alone in this unconscionable policy, but the Court’s decision in that lamentable case also set the stage for Justice Alito’s question — “would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same-sex marriage?”  (Ibid.)

That being said, when is it ever the government's job to interfere in religious matters or what a church or a Christian school is allowed to believe?  The fact that the first amendment guarantees religious freedom should be enough to prevent any government interference in matters of Christian faith--even those matters that go beyond what the Bible specifically teaches.  (1 Corinthians 4:6).  The government has no right to impose atheistic and secular humanism as the established religion of the United States of America.

As Albert Mohler put it so clearly:

It will indeed be an issue, and now we have been told so by none other than the Solicitor General of the United States. The loss of tax-exempt status would put countless churches and religious institutions out of business, simply because the burden of property taxes and loss of charitable support would cripple their ability to sustain their mission.  (Ibid.)

Worse, so-called "libertarians" are in favor of removing the tax exempt status of Christian organizations.  John Stossel, the self avowed agnostic--he's really an atheist--said so clearly in his Fox News report on religious freedom. Stossel "claims" he is for the removing of any government interference, but in reality Stossel hates Christianity and would like to see it removed from any influence in the public realm or on the laws of our nation.  Stossel is for the atheist agenda to establish secular humanism as the established religion of the United States of America. Stossel wants religious organizations to be taxed and regulated by the government.  He said so clearly on his program and he was unequivocal about it.

Charlie

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