Is the Christian Bubble about to Burst?
by Carl Parnell
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Christianity has been the dominant religion in the United States since the beginning of the 17th century. The tenets of Christianity were brought to America with the English colonists who established Jamestown in 1607. Also, Christianity, even though it was not the official religion of America, was accepted by most of the early colonists. In fact, the Founding Fathers of America’s great constitutional republic used the teachings of Jesus Christ as the foundation for the development of the greatest nation in the world. But, since the development of America, there have been many people of different sects and religions that have purposely plotted to destroy America and its Christian heritage.
Several factors have caused the United States to deny its Christian heritage. First, after World War II, many immigrants moved to the United States. Many of these immigrants brought with them their non-Christian religious beliefs and their undemocratic political ideologies. Also, as decades and centuries have passed, the number of people who belong to non-Christian religions has increased tremendously. Therefore, these non-Christian religions are giving Christianity some serious competition, especially Islam. As a result of this religious competition, Christianity is gradually losing its recognition as being America’s most practiced religion.
Second, the idea of political correctness is being used to lessen the impact of Christianity in America. It is not politically correct to try to influence non-Christians to become Christians. In some countries, Christians who go to other cultural neighborhoods to attempt to proselyte them are being harassed by local law enforcement. Basically, the Bible is considered to be a hate book. Hopefully, America will not stoop this low, but, most likely, America is on its way to joining the rest of the world in its Christian persecution, too. In fact, believe it or not, it is politically correct in America today to criticize Christians, but it is not politically correct to criticize any other religious belief. It is also politically correct to give special privileges to different religious beliefs in America, except Christianity. Get the picture. Christianity is losing its dominance in the United States.
Third, for the sake of globalism, America’s politicians are forsaking the foundational truths of Christianity established by America’s Founding Fathers. Since most of the trade partners of the United States are not Christian nations, American politicians do not believe it is worthwhile for them to promote Christianity in any form or fashion in their talks with these nations. Instead, they sacrifice Christianity for the purpose of gaining more money for their coffers. Of course, needless to say, the United Nations does not have Christianity as a part of its global agenda either, since most of the nations in the UN are non-Christian, also. Well, in reality, the United Nations does have Christianity as a part of its agenda. They want to rid the United States of Christianity and to replace it with occultism. Then, America would be ripe for the picking. Without a strong Christian base, America could possibly be taken over by those who would replace the “light” of Jesus Christ with the “darkness” of satan.
Fourth, more and more politicians are not recognizing Christianity as the dominant religion in America. There was a time in the history of the United States that the Bible was the acceptable Holy Book to use to take the oath of office to any government position. However, that idea is possibly on its way out. As more and more non-Christian believers are being elected or appointed to government positions, they are using the holy book of their religion to take the oath of office. This is just another sign that America is not the Christian nation that most people believe that it is, even though 90 percent of Americans claim to be Christian. There is definitely something wrong with this picture.
Ultimately, in the 21st century, Christianity is just a religious bubble that is on the verge of bursting. Even though Christians still have some political power, their religious dominance is dwindling rapidly. Most Christians have spent too much time within the four walls of their church. As a result, they have lost contact with the anti-Christian world that exists outside their church doors. Therefore, most Christians are not aware of the persecution that could be headed their way. According to Jon Christian Ryter in his article “The Banning of Christianity,”
The foremost reason that Christianity is being targeted is because it is now being viewed as the religion of exclusivity--the world's religion of hate. To the secular globalists who are structuring the framework of governance for the New World Order as a society of inclusiveness, there is no room in their humanist Garden of Eden for a religion that excludes homosexuals, lesbians, atheists, polytheists or monotheists who believe in a different God than the Jewish Jehovah or the Christian's Yahweh. And, because of that, there is no room in the “New World Order Inn” for Christianity. (1)
Of course, most Christians already know what organization has been the main obstacle to Christianity in America. It has been the American Civil Liberties Union. This organization has been promoting in the public eye what the United Nations has been plotting in a more secretive manner. Its main objective is to instill within the American people the idea of the separation of church and state, while, at the same time, promoting communism. According to Devvy Kidd of WorldNetDaily,
The ACLU has been on a major crusade to destroy Christianity in America, promote filth under “freedom of speech and expression,” and, of course, vigorously defend the homosexual culture of death. On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read a list of 45 communist goals into the Congressional Record. Below are the communist goals being implemented by the ACLU in their quest to destroy America's Judeo-Christian heritage:
Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.
Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the communists took over. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty, and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.
Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. (6)
Therefore, it is easy to see that the ACLU has been reasonably effective in their attack on Christianity. However, which of the goals of the ACLU are having the greatest effect on Christianity in America? Discrediting Christianity and mild persecution have been the methods most used for many years by anti-Christian forces in America. But, as Christian persecution intensifies, other more severe methods are being used to end the influence of Christianity in the United States. One of these more severe methods for banning Christianity in America is to criminalize the religion. Unfortunately, this step to criminalize Christianity in the United States has already been initiated. Many Christians have been labeled criminals simply because they speak out against the sinful lifestyles that many Americans live. The sins that Christians are preaching against are the same sins mentioned by God and Jesus in the Holy Bible. In fact, in many instances, preaching against sin in America has been classified as “hate crimes” or “hate speech.” Does this tactic sound familiar? In fact, it is very reminiscent of Germany’s attack against Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler. However, large groups within the American society are jumping on the bandwagon of America’s postmodern, anti-Christian movement.
But, when did the ACLU initiate its direct attack to discredit Christianity in America? It began on June 17, 1963. On this date in history, the right to pray in public schools was declared “unconstitutional” in the Supreme Court case of Murray v. Curlett. Since this infamous event, America has been going down hill as a nation and as a people. According to Henry Lamb, the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization, “This nation is in the throes of deciding whether we are, in fact, one nation under God. Until 1963, we were one nation under God. We certainly were not a nation of one religion under God. We were a nation that recognized the existence of God, man's dependence upon God, and man's individual freedom to recognize, define and worship God – or not.” (4) However, as individual Christian Americans began to fall from the grace of God, the greatest freedom-loving nation in the world began to fall from the grace of God, too. Therefore, as seen in the Bible, the sins of a nation will bring that nation to its knees. This is what is happening in America with the discrediting of Christianity.
Unfortunately, some liberal lawmakers are joining anti-Christian bandwagon, too. They have enacted the federal Hate Crime Law, which was signed into law on October 28, 2009 by President Obama. As a result, the federal government is responsible for the protection of certain groups at the expense of other groups who are accused of hate crimes. This unconstitutional law basically gives the federal government some dictatorial powers. According to Steve Watson of INFORWARS.Net,
A federal hate crime law could permit gay rights activists to conduct parades through the streets of America, but, if a Christian was to read his Bible at the same parade, he could be in violation of a federal hate crime law. This actually occurred on October 10, 2004, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when 11 Christians were accused of hate crimes because they read from the Bible at a Gay Pride parade. Fortunately, they were exonerated by a higher court. However, if a federal hate crime law had existed, they could very well have been found guilty. The penalty would have been up to 47 years in prison and a $90,000 fine for each person. (2) Unfortunately, as already stated, a federal Hate Crime Law is in force in America today.
Imagine being sent to prison in America for reading from the Bible publicly. But, as America gets closer to a possible Christian Holocaust, even though it sounds far-fetched, being a Christian could be labeled a hate crime. As a result, Christians in America could face some of the same situations that Jews faced during World War II in Germany. Mr. Steve Watson’s summarized the awful scenario that Christians and other religions in America could encounter in the very near future. He states,
Let us put this more into perspective. The bill directly violates freedom of religion in this sense as it declares moral disapproval to be unacceptable. It condemns the religious beliefs, not only of Christians but also of Jews and Muslims, who according to their faiths consider homosexuality and unorthodox sexual practices to be morally wrong. The federal hate bill effectively equates such reservations with the racist views of White supremacists, Nazis, and Klansmen. (2)
Therefore, the Bill of Rights would then apply to protected minority groups only. The rights of most Americans would become a thing of the past. Therefore, the ideology depicted in George Orwell’s 1984 would once again become prominent in the minds of those whose goal is to control specific groups of people.
According to Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason, “George Orwell once said that sometimes the first duty of a responsible person is to restate the obvious. Note the obvious: Hate crime laws criminalize thought, not conduct. Assault is already punishable under existing statutes. This legislation levies an additional penalty solely for the attitude of heart: a motive called hate.” (3) Also, Mr. Koukl states, “One of our most cherished freedoms is the liberty to think as we see fit, even if our thoughts are ignoble. A man's inner life has been his own. His conduct was under jurisdiction of the law, but not his convictions. Thoughts could not be made criminal.” (3) This is the scenario that Christian Americans are facing today. Anything that Christians’ condemn, even though it is condemned in the Bible, is being viewed as a negative hate thought. Therefore, the individual persons or collective groups who speak against sins of Americans, especially homosexuality, are labeled as criminals. Anti-Christians want even the thought of Christians to be criminalized. But, as stated by Alan Keyes, a former Presidential candidate and ambassador, “Government can govern men's actions; it cannot govern their hearts. And when it attempts to govern their hearts that is simply an excuse for the worst kind of tyranny.” (3)
In conclusion, many Christians in America live their daily lives as if the anti-Christian forces in the world will never affect them. They live a relaxed life similar to the military stationed at Pearl Harbor prior to the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. However, just as Pearl Harbor was attacked, Christians in the United States are going to be attacked by Satan’s anti-Christian allies. They are going to see more persecution than they could have ever imagined in a nation founded on the principles of Jesus Christ. In fact, if Christians would read the newspaper daily and/or watch the nightly news broadcasts, they would hear true stories that would verify that the initial stages of the prelude to a Christian Holocaust in America are already in operation. According to WorldNetDaily editor and founder Joseph Farah, “The attacks on Christianity in America are alarming. We are witnessing more than religious bigotry now. We are entering the early stages of what could become persecution and outright criminalization of Christianity if it is not exposed and fought vigorously by all freedom-loving people.” (5)
1. Ryter, Jon Christian “The Banning of Christianity” In Plain Site. 22 June
2. Watson, Steve. “Hate Crime Laws: Criminalizing Free Speech” Infowars. 29 June
3. Koukl, Greg. “Why Hate Shouldn’t Be a Crime” Stand to Reason. 26 June
4. Lamb, Henry. “Falling from Grace” NewsWithViews. 23 June
5. Farah, Joseph. “Criminalizing Christianity” WorldNetDaily. 28 June
6. Kidd, Devvy. “ACLU Fulfilling Communist Agenda” WorldNetDaily. 25 June 2006
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