As you may recall, I believe that Christians who want to teach their children God's truth, may possibly be persecuted, sooner than what some people think.
Today, will be a day of showing you what's happening.
Not what's happening around the world.
About what's happened in USA. Persecution.
Theblaze.com posted an article entitled, Christian Farmer Who Was Fined $13,000 for Refusing to Host a Gay Wedding Says 'Frightening' Government Ultimatum Should 'Scare' Us All: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/01/19/christian-farmer-who-was-fined-13000-for-refusing-to-host-a-gay-wedding-says-frightening-government-ultimatum-should-scare-us-all/.
If you read this article, you'll know it said, "Cynthia Gifford, who owns Liberty Ridge Farm, a farm and special events venue in Schaghticoke, New York, along with her husband, Robert, told The Church Boys podcast on Friday that she is a Christian who simply wishes to live by biblical values."
What was said, touched my heart. For this showed me that the owners are truly Christians.
Something else was said that I thought was important, "“We can’t be free to conduct our business within our beliefs,” Gifford said, noting that the government is interfering with her family’s freedom. “My story as an American farmer is the story of every American’s freedom to live and work consistently with their faith and without the fear of unjust government interference or punishment.”"
Is this type of thing only happening in USA? No.
It's happened here in Canada.
And, because our government has allowed sin to take place in a legal aspect, our children and grandchildren and others, will not necessarily learn that some things are sinful. Like same-sex marriage.
Why do I think this?
Nowtheendbegins.com posted an article entitled, Homeschooling Families In Canada Can No Longer Teach Homosexuality A Sin: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/homeschooling-families-in-canada-can-no-longer-teach-homosexuality-a-sin/.
Hopefully, you read that article. If you did, you'll know what was said, including this:
"“Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications, told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening.
“You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction,” she added."Wow!
Imagine... that you as a Christian has taught your child, that Homosexuality IS sinful, just as God told us in His Word, the Bible. Yet, you need to teach your children during their time of education, that Homosexuality is NOT a sin.
How awful is this?
To me, this is terrible.
Not only does this mean that homeschooling parents need to do this, but children who are not educated at home, but who are educated in school classrooms are being taught this.
Classroom teaching isn't always known by parents. Although some parents know.
Some agree and some do not. But, there is no choice. Parents need to accept what the government allows in education.
When my children were young in school, they were taught things. I recall how when I corrected one of my daughters who thought she was taught that 3 + 3 = 7, she got upset, when I explained that the answer wasn't 7... it was 6.
She told me that her teacher taught her this, and the teacher wouldn't lie. She also told me I just didn't know the truth. Even though I did.
So, I wonder how many children will listen to parents, and not agree with them, regarding this issue.
After all, not every parent reads God's Word, the Bible. And, some do, and worship at church and learn God's truth.
How many will believe... what is true/good, and evil/bad?
Thinking of this, brought to mind Isaiah 5:20, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Just as God told us, woe unto them that call evil good... and good evil... that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Woe unto them, who are teaching against God's Word, the Bible... who are teaching that God's Word, is not acceptable or good, virtually teaching that it is evil. And, who are teaching that sin... is good, when it is not acceptable to God.
Just as our government has allowed people to do, in this era.
Please pray, my friend.
After all, we not only have unbelievers participating that way. But, we also have some people who supposedly do work for God, when they truly aren't.
Like ministers, who work for 'church groups' who are not taking God's Word, the Bible, in truth... and are teaching people that homosexuality and same-sex marriage is not sinful... even though it IS.
Although I forgive them, they need more than that.
May God have mercy upon them.
So, when I pray, I not only pray for unbelievers, but I also pray for those who are leading people astray.
Hopefully, you will join me in prayer concerning this issue of God's truth. If you do, I know God will bless you.
Until next time...
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