Friday, March 22, 2013

Freedom? Persecution!

For the last couple of days, I've written on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about Biblical truth.  And, about freedom to choose.

Both these topics related to the gay agenda.

What began years ago as being people wanting freedom to live their lives the way they desire, has certainly changed.  It seems to have grown out of control.

Certainly, everyone has the right to live their lives the way they choose, here in Canada.  Including those who choose to live their lives against what God teaches, by electing to be gay. 

However, it seems the pendulum has swung.

Not only are gay rights legal, but gay marriage is, also.  Progression has occurred, for them.  Or, so it seems.

The pendulum has swung wider, now that our society seems to think that anyone who speaks Biblical truth, is hateful.

The gay agenda has pushed and pushed until they not only have maximum civil rights, like those who live by God's agenda, but are insisting that those who don't agree with them, are not just intolerant, but also hateful.

Hmmm...  Talk about a political agenda!  And, a secular society!

Intolerance?  Who is being intolerant?  It seems to me that the gay rights movement is pushing so hard, that it is almost bully-like, to change society into not only accepting gayness, but to promote being gay as a perfect lifestyle.

Totally, against what God has told us.

Those who truly belong to Him, will continue to use freedom to speak up.  But, some are suffering, being persecuted for their faith, by speaking up in favour of God.

One such person has suffered and even been convicted in Canadian courts, for speaking Godly truth.

Here is a Christian brother's story that was on Global News, February 27, 2013:

My heart breaks for this fellow brother-in-the-Lord, who is being unnecessarily persecuted for his faith.  After all, he is doing what God called him to do and our Canadian laws allow freedom of speech.  To speak truth, and more.

At least, we had those rights.  Our rights seem to continue eroding.  And, we are being persecuted for our faith.  Even here in Canada.

Yes, we who belong to our Lord, will suffer persecution in various ways.  God told us so, in 2 Timothy 3:12, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

Mr. Whatcott may suffer here on earth, but he will be rewarded in heaven. 

So will others who suffer for our Lord, like our fellow Christians who were persecuted recently in Pakistan.  Those people suffered in a very different way.  Their homes were destroyed by fire and more, by Islamic supporters, hating Christians.

Much prayer is needed.  Even so, Lord Jesus, come...

Until next time...

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