Prophecy Sign: Increasing Christian Persecution/Marginalization
In much of the world, Christians face outright persecution, (as in China - article below), or even death, (recent bombing in Lahore, Pakistan). Here in the Western World bible believing Christians are facing marginalization at an exponential rate. From secular Universities telling Christians to 'check their privileged', to Christians ministers being forced out of positions of employment for quoting certain biblical passages related to homosexuality, to heated reactions from the godless world towards recent attempts by various U.S. states to maintain a Christian heritage. It's only going to get worse folks.
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13 NIV
Horror as China tears down THOUSANDS of crucifixes in crude bid to eradicate Christianity
Christian communities in China have been left horrified after the government started tearing down thousands of crucifixes in a crude bid to eradicate the faith in the country. More than two thousand crosses have now been forcefully removed from churches as part of a government campaign to regulate “excessive religious sites”. The nation’s leadership launched the crusade to eradicate Christianity in the coastal province of Zhejiang almost two years ago. Several members of the public have since been arrested for attempting to halt the government's crude attempt to suppress the Christian faith.
Holy Bible on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of the association's "State of Libraries Report" for 2016.
Persecution of Christians is on the rise, Americans say
A poll finds that, in just two years, the number of Americans who think Christians are facing growing intolerance in the U.S. has drastically increased. Sixty-three percent of respondents in the LifeWay Research survey said they agree or strongly agree that Christians are facing growing levels of persecution, up from 50 percent in 2013. The bulk of that surge comes from respondents who said they “strongly agree” with the statement, a number that increased from 28 percent to 38 percent.
University Poster Campaign Tells Christian Students to ‘Check Their Privilege’
Prison Minister Forced to Quit for Quoting Bible Verses
Atheists Absolutely Unleash on ‘Angry, Vindictive God of the Bible’ in Fiery Reaction to Tennessee Bill: ‘Condones…Bloodthirsty Genocide’