Prophecy Sign: Increasing Christian persecution/marginalization
Don't let anyone tell you that Christian persecution is a thing of the past and all is well in the world. Bible believing Christians are increasingly coming under attack in the Western world where they are being mocked and marginalized for their steadfast moral standards, while Christians in other parts of the world are being attacked, and killed just for being a Christian.
There is a period of time fast approaching when those that claim the name of Jesus will be executed, (Tribulation martyrs), for refusing to bow the knee to the Antichrist. The world will say nothing to this slaughter as the world will hate those that call themselves followers of Christ.
'New Morality' Movement Pushes Big to Silence Christians
Some say American Christians are paranoid, that they're feeling targeted and persecuted. But is it possible America is facing a growing anti-Christian agenda? Some on the frontline of the culture wars have responded with a resounding "yes." They feel it up close and personal – right in their faces. "I'm particularly sensitive to that because I'm Jewish," Brian Camenker, with Mass Resistance, told CBN News. "I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and '40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now," he said. "There's an organized movement to demonize Christians."
Maggie Gallagher, with the American Principles Project, agreed. "What we're seeing very clearly is an effort to target them [Christians] legally when possible and then to humiliate or deprive them of social respect," she said. Much of this comes from abortion and gay rights groups and their supporters. "They see Christianity as refusing to affirm the things they wish to indulge in," said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.
Muslim Mob Attacked Christian Homes in Egyptian Province
An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital. According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karma on Friday began after rumors spread that the elderly woman's son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt.