Coming To You Soon "Soft Persecution"
I am writing this article as a warning and an encouragement to the remnant followers of Christ about what I am seeing in mainline Christianity today. What I am noticing seems to be an ever more increasing problem and redefining of Christianity. Maybe you to have you noticed of late in the Christian community that their is an over whelming out right hostility towards biblical Christianity.
When I say hostility I am not talking about people being killed for their beliefs, at least not yet here in America, I fear that time will be coming shortly. Right now I am talking about more of the soft persecutions that is happening towards bible believing Christians. Christians that dare to hold to doctoral and biblical truth and stand in the gap against the pagan teachings of the likes of Joel Osteen, Rob Bell, and Rick Warren, to name a few of heretical teachers .
This should be nothing new to a true believer and should almost be greatly looked upon that we are a heeding to God word and following Christ, we where warned by Christ that this would happen in Mat 10:22 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.”
I personally have talked with many people and have had many friends that have suffered these soft persecutions inside and out side the church. Many true believers have found that people are right out hostile to the true Gospel being preached because this goes against the social Gospel that they are being taught from the pulpit where Jesus is just loving everyone and never gets mad at you. True believers are even finding going to church hard at time because of their faith and are being asked to leave bible studies or even to leave their churches because their “doctrine” doesn’t line up where the church is heading. I myself have experienced the later, persecution from the church. I was attending a local church where I live and was called into a meeting because my bible believing views did not line up to where the church was headed. What it came down to in the end was the pastor was starting to follow the likes of Rob Bell and Bill Hybil along with using material from the Willow Creek Association and I spoke out against it and questioned the things I started to hear and see that where coming from the pulpit. They when from preaching the Gospel to preaching Social Justice. So needless to say I was asked to leave the church because I did not fit there membership mold. I am not the only one who have had these experiences at churches, more and more the remnant church is having a harder and harder time finding a place to worship.
Remember to be strong in the Lord for He is our rock and shelter. The purpose of this article is not complain because I am not complaining here at all nor should any of us when we are persecuted for our faith we should find joy in that persecution. Yes it may be hard or even heart breaking at times but remind this was our lives not bought by and paid for by the blood of Christ on the Cross and are we not bond-servants to Christ. The purpose of this article is simply a wake up call for us and a remembrance that we will suffer persecution when we follow the Lord our Savior.