By Tom Quiner
Conservatives rail against the danger of Islamic terrorism.
Liberals push back by saying that Christianity can be dangerous, too, and that Muslims shouldn’t be persecuted. And they’re right.
As a Christian, I loathe persecution of all types, whether it is violent in nature, such as the mass murder of men and women with same-sex attractions partying in a nightclub; or whether it is a gay man thrown off the roof of a parking garage because of the sexuality he practices; or whether it is non-violent, such as the owner of a bakery who loses her business because her religion views marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Let’s face it, Christianity IS a dangerous religion. The scope of persecution of those who proclaim Jesus as their Lord is shocking.
In Iraq, the Christian population has shrunk from 1.5 million down to 300,000 as ISIS massacres Christians.
In Syria, more than half of the Christians there have become refugees.
In Iran, Christianity is illegal. Forty people have been imprisoned for “apostasy.”
In Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of Christians face massacre at the hands of Boko Haram.
In China, the government has either removed crosses or destroyed some 1500 Christian churches there, and imprisoned a lawyer who attempted to defend the churches in their legal system.
Professed Christians in North Korea are subject to arrest, torture, imprisonment, labor camps, and execution.
According to Vatican spokesman, Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi:
“Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that every year an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are killed because of some relation to their faith.”
Sadly, I could go on.
Christianity is a dangerous religion.
In the United States, Christians face economic martyrdom if they don’t embrace the sacraments of the Secular Humanism and Neo Paganism religions which now dominates American politics. These sacraments include human abortion, contraception, and so-called same-sex marriage.
Christians have lost their jobs, their businesses, been fined, and even been sent to jail for their religious beliefs.
A prominent Democratic governor and mayor even said Christian businesses that reject the sacraments of neo paganism are not welcome in their cities and states.
Christians are under assault on a daily basis at home and abroad. So here is the question:
Why in the world do they stand by this guy, Jesus, when they could save their lives, their livelihood, and their reputations by simply denying Him? Why?
Because He’s worth it.
He is everything.
He has given us the gift of salvation, if we simply say … yes.
The gates of Hell simply cannot withstand the awe, the majesty, the sheer beauty of Jesus Christ.
Keep the faith, my friends.