Unfortunately, today’s Christians are often subject to prejudice from the world around them. Through a combination of damaging stereotypes and the widespread Muslim agenda to eliminate today’s Christians, now is a dangerous time for many Christians around the world. We are working hard to defend and preserve our fellow believers and we are fighting to maintain the inalienable right to worship our creator without religious and political persecution.
Fort Hard Knox is providing concerned believers with information about Christian persecution around the world. From American legal battles to overseas murder, there is a great deal to be concerned about for today’s believers. We ask that you visit often to learn about the newest developments in the Christian rights movement. Pray for our brothers and sisters who are facing active, dangerous persecution and being threatened with death if they do not renounce their faith. Join us as we fight the good fight, supporting and defending those who are living their faith in Jesus Christ.
The world we live in is a maddening place. We live in a place where we have to tip toe around every single thing. We are not supposed to call a spade a spade. We are instead asked to consider the possibility that the spade is actually a clover and that what we perceive to be black is probably yellow. Obviously I am speaking about the politically correct garbage that we are all subjected to on a daily basis. When did it become okay to ignore the facts? We live in a nation where we are asked to console and befriend the Muslim. We are asked to overlook the atrocities their faith pulls off and we are told that this is not indicative of the true faith. However we are also fed the lie that the Christian faith is the most cared for and protected faith in the entire world. The whole time we have millions of Christians being killed all over the world every single year.
Christian persecution might not be that prevalent in the USA but it is something that is rampant across the globe. We have large swaths of people being cleansed and executed in places like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Somalia, Libya, and China. And the whole time our government and our news agencies are acting as if nothing is happening. Instead we are more focused on the life of a lion or even on catchy phrases like black lives matter. When did one life matter more than another? The truth of the matter is that all lives matter. Every life matters and every faith matters. Until we reach the point where we are as concerned for the Christian facing persecution as we are about the Muslim…things will never change.
When I had kids, I knew that there would be many things that I would have to teach my children. From riding a bike and tying their shoes to how to drive and fill the car up with gas, I knew the list was long. But there was one thing that I guess I never expected to have to talk to my kids about and that is religious persecution. We should learn in our history classes about how many different religions were persecuted in the past and how it still takes place in a lesser form today.
But is it really any less of an issue today. I thought so, but I am learning that that may not be the case. What I am talking about is how one of my kid’s friends was bullying on the bus for his religion. This may not even come close to what happened to so many people in Germany years ago, but it is a form of religious persecution. Bullying kids is bad enough and I don’t know what to tell my son about why people do this, but when it involves religion, I really have no idea how to explain it.
The best thing that I can think of is to tell my son that everyone is different and we should embrace those differences because they are what make us unique. But sometimes there are people who don’t like that other people are different and that is sad. We need to show everyone that this kind of behavior is not acceptable. He knows that the best way to teach something is to lead by example. Bullying because of religious beliefs or for any other reason is not something that should be tolerated.
How can it still be that a person cannot practice their religion freely without someone else telling them what they believe is not correct? And that is not even the extent of how badly some people are treated because of their beliefs. Certainly times have changed and things have gotten better in many ways, but it is not even close to being a safe world for every kind of religious group. There are so many different religions out there that it is hard to believe that any religion is right in what they think.
Of course it is not important who is right in their beliefs, just that we all have the right to belief what we want when it comes to religion. The entire topic is a hard one to think about let along discuss. This is why it is usually a good idea when you are in a group of large people that you mostly get along with that religion is often a topic that most people try to avoid. Everyone has a different opinion on religion and most people are not easily swayed. For this reason, there is no point in talking about things like religion or politics unless you really do want to start a fight.
Unfortunately, there is no way to completely avoid people talking badly about your religion unless you are an atheist and even then, you will come across people who will question your choice. The best thing that we can do is take the comments with a grain of salt. People will believe what they want and say what they want and there is usually not much you can do to change that.
We live in a day where the average religious person is required to follow a certain standard. What I mean by that is that the religious people of the world, especially the United States, are asked to keep their faith quiet and their ideas to themselves. In the United States the rights of Christians are typically left alone. However the past few years have seen a huge spike in the number of religious liberties that are being denied. However the bigger issues that we find in the United States have to deal with the Islamic faith. In the United States it is a problem for many folks if you share your Christian faith but it is not a problem to share the Islamic faith. Praying to Jesus is an issue here but praying to Allah is not a problem. The double standard is huge and the vast majority of folks can see it. However when you step outside the U.S. you will find a much different issue.
In places such as the Middle East, which are predominately Muslim, you will find Christian rights are hardly considered. The rights of the Christian are considered miniscule and they basically have the right to convert to Islam or they are exiled. So what can we do to improve the Christian rights around the world? I would argue that there is very little that we can do. Sure, we can speak of education and enlightenment. But the real change will come through the heart and lives of the people involved. A true life-changing event must take place before a person will have a change of heart. The Christian understands this and they are also aware that there Christian rights hinge on this issue.
This ISIS thing is out of control and we as Christians need to do something about it. The Christian persecution by ISIS is bad and is getting worse. The Pentagon has issued a statement warning of the severity of this issue and the danger that ISIS poses.
This group by the name ISIS is much more than a terrorist group and they are letting everyone around them know that. They are beheading Christians, men, women and children. No one is off limits to this group of horrible people. I hope that they will be stopped before it is too late. I have heard rumors that ISIS members are crossing American borders everyday and are videotaping themselves doing so. Is someone going to do something about this? Perhaps it is time for the American public to stand up and take control if the government is not going to. This stuff gets me outraged and I can hardly stand to write about it without getting super upset.
The government is saying that ISIS is beyond anything they have ever seen before. Today being Sept 11 has been pretty weird, thinking that the 911 tragedy may not have been the worst of things.
ISIS may claim that they are at war with the United States or the West but the fact is they even are at war with their neighbors. ISIS has been persecuting Christians and religious minorities in order to establish their Islamic Caliphate. More than 1 million people have fled their homes from Iraq and more are leaving every day.
Whether or not you are a Christian you need to pray every day for this ISIS issue that it will soon be a thing of the past.
You hear all sorts of things on the news these days but none of them have anything to do with Christian persecution. You may wonder why this is true and so do I. The fact is that the world seem to care more about what gadget is hot and who is dating whom than who is being killed for their religious beliefs. It’s sad but true that neither the media nor anyone else these days cares about you, but it’s time to shed some light on things. The fact is things like a seven year old slave boy in Sudan being crucified on a board and left for dead by his owner simply because he snuck out to go to a church service and teenage girls in Indonesia walking to their Christian High school were murdered Islamic jihadists and their heads left on the steps of the church happen all the time in the world in which we live.
Perhaps we can go back to the Bible to find out why Christian persecution is not highlighted in the world today. The bible says that “if the world hates you, remember that the world hated me before it hated you and because you are not of this world, the world hates you.”
One of the reasons why Christian are persecuted in this world in which we live is because many Christina lifestyles are a constant reminder that folks are living in sin and people don’t like to be reminded of that. Folks don’t like to think about all they are doing that is sinful because that may make them feel bad about themselves. This world needs major prayer and we should all do our part to make sure it is covered in it!
You work hard to keep your home as clean as you possibly can. In a constant war with the dust, you sweep, vacuum, and dust every single day. Sometimes you even pull everything out of a room and scrub the place from the top to bottom. What might not have occurred to you at this point is that you should also focus on trying to free your home of any negative energy that might be clogging things up. This negative energy might be the reason everyone has been feeling frustrated and irritated all the time. It can also be one of the reasons you might be currently struggling to communicate with your loved ones who share the home with you.
The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to cleanse your home of all negative energy and restore it to being the loving environment you desire.
Burn Some Incense
Home Cloud 9 incense is good for more than simply making your home smell good. It can also be used to rid the space of negative energy. The two types of home incense that work best for this process are sage and white sage. Make sure you have purchased good quality home incense so your house doesn’t become too full of smoke while you’re cleansing it off the negative energy. You’ll want to take the home incense into the room where the negative energy seems to be the strongest: the room where you and your spouse get into the most fights, or the place that you frequently avoid because it makes you feel irritated or depressed.
While the home incense burns, you should take a few moments to lose yourself in quiet meditation and focus on having peaceful, happy thoughts. These thoughts of joy, combined with the incense smoke will banish the negative energy and harmony will be restored. Leave the incense burning for as long as you like. You can always buy more at http://www.theofficialk2incense.com/.
Set up Some Crystals
Once you have used the sage home incense to cleanse your home of negative energy, you want to make sure the energy never returns. One of the best ways to do this is with the use of crystal. The best type of crystal to use for maintaining a positive energy is amber, malachite, or amber. The crystals should be placed in window sills, on bedside tables, near electronics, and anywhere else where tensions seem to be high. Not only does the crystal help cleanse your home, but when you use it to create a nice meditation center, you’ll find it becomes a focal point and a lovely conversation piece.
On nice days leaving some windows open allows air to circulate throughout your home and blows away the negative energy, replacing it with good.
It would seem that everywhere you turn these days there are cries for equal rights and freedom of speech. Some of the loudest speakers are the ones that speak out in favor of gay rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, and so on. Let me be clear. Every group of people just mentioned deserves to have equal rights in the United States. There is no reason that a group should be maligned simply because they are different. However, the biggest issue in this drama is not the lack of rights given to a minority but the lack of rights given to a large majority. Who has the biggest target on their back? When you begin to dissect the issues at hand it becomes very clear that the group which is not receiving their rights is the Christian’s. Allow me to explain.
When another group comes up demanding new rights or equal rights, it usually comes with the premise that the Christians are threatening their rights. A great example would be the right to life versus the abortionist groups. Those in favor of abortion will say that Christians are targeting them and that they need to move on. Lets break it down a little further. Christians are known for making strong stands and even stronger statements. Christians believe in absolutes and they believe that the Bible is their road map in this life. For this reason Christians are known for taking a stand against things such as gay marriage and abortion. My question is why they cannot have an opinion? Why is it that every other opinion is allowed but there opinion is not allowed? Why are the Christians called intolerant when in fact the rest of the world is intolerant of Christians?
We are just days away from watching the United States Congress take a vote on whether or not to take military action in Syria. Our president is adamant that this is the best decision, but the vast majority of Americans vehemently disagree. I have spent a lot of time studying the situation in Syria and I thought I would share my thoughts on it from a Christian perspective.
First of all, let’s look at what’s happening in Syria right now. The Assad regime is undeniably cruel and no one doubts that this leader is not good for either Syria as a nation or for relations in the Middle East. However, Al Qaeda is heading the rebel uprising in Syria. These are the same Islamic extremists that are executing Christians by the thousands. They are brutally beating people including women and children. They are torching churches throughout the Middle East and proudly working towards an Ethnic cleansing to eliminate all Jews and Christians.
A few weeks ago, a chemical attack in Syria left thousands dead, including a lot of children. According to our president, this attack was carried out by the Assad regime. However, much of the world says the rebels were responsible. Now our president wants us to take action against Assad by basically pairing up with the Al Qaeda rebel forces. Since when does America fight on the side of Islamic extremists? Since when do you help the people that are burning churches and publicly executing Christians in brutal ways?
As a Christian, I call for the United States to stand down. I fear that we are facing a red line of a whole different kind right now… the red light of God’s judgment.
First of all you need to count it a blessing if you are being persecuted for being a Christian. In the world in which we live, there are very few things we can look up to and believe in besides God almighty. In this blog post we will discuss what you can do when you are suffering from persecution.
Be sure to give thanks to God for your persecution and be willing to show others that you are not going to be defeated by this persecution. You need to be able to stand strong in your faith and not be swayed by others trying to bully you out of it. By giving thanks to God for your persecution you are not only showing those around you that you will not be swayed but you are also showing that God is stronger than anything they can throw your way. You may even find that some people will want to know more about your God as a result of your steadfastness.
No matter what type of persecution you are under, always remember to stand strong in your beliefs. Even if you continue to be persecuted and life becomes totally unbearable you need to remember that this is not your home and that God has a place for you in Heaven that He will reward you with one day so rejoice!
Remember that God will deliver you from all persecution and that you will not have to suffer forever. God will never leave you or forsake you so you do not have to be afraid when the persecution gets hard. You can do all things with Christ and He will give you the power to do it!