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Christian Persecution in the U.S. – Knee Deep
January 17, 2012 by texaslynn
In a different blog posting (concerning Tim Tebow) my discussion with a friend moved into persecution of Christians in the United States. My friend mentioned how privileged we (Christians) are in the U.S. (not persecuted) and that Egyptian Christians are examples of real persecution. There is no denying our blessings here and the torment of the Egyptians… BUT…
“A righteous man was disliked by his neighbors for his beliefs. As punishment he was taunted, ridiculed, and made to stand knee deep in a pit of sewage. When he pointed out the injustice of his punishment he was informed that in other countries people with his beliefs are forced to stand waist and even neck deep in pits of sewage. The righteous man realized this to be true, repented, and was thankful for such good neighbors from then on.”
And the lesson of this story is, be thankful… No, No NO! This won’t do…
Greater injustice does not excuse or mitigate injustice.
The real ending of the story should be:
“The righteous man realized this to be true, but also realized that the only reason he was not standing neck deep in sewage was because his neighbors had yet to find the tools and/or the will to dig the pit deeper. The righteous man also realized that if he tolerated knee deep sewage, his children will be expected to tolerate waist deep sewage.”
I think we Christians in the United States are persecuted today; and I think it’s getting worse every year.
Now, it is really tough to say that when you consider the persecution of Christians in the Middle East (where the “religion of peace” reigns) or China (where leftist policies reign). We American Christians thankfully do not fear for our freedom or our lives. No, we are not persecuted to such a horrible extent; but to ignore the persecution we do suffer is to invite more.
While we Christians in the United States continue to enjoy the blessings of liberty, including our national holidays, we should remember that these are blessings afforded us by the sacrifices of our fore-fathers. Now these blessings are being eroded little by little. To take them for granted and excuse abuse because it’s not as bad as it could be is to jeopardize the passing of these blessings on to our children.
Look at the attacks on public prayer or displays of our heritage and faith. Look at the attacks on what is considered acceptable or decent in society. Look at the attacks on the basic institution of marriage. Look at the attacks on the Christmas holiday. Look at the attacks on the very sanctity of human life!
Who can look at these and say, there is no culture war?
We are to love and pray for our enemies; that doesn’t mean we are to ignore them or not fight for what is right. We ignore what is going on in this country at our own peril or worse that of our children.
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