The war on Christianity is real. The world is being turned Upside Down before our very eyes. As previously noted, for the purpose of this segment in this series of articles the terms Christian and Christianity are used in a loose sense, referring to all who would call themselves Christians. The war has turned violent in some parts of the world. In our country it is being waged through legal maneuvers, the media and social pressure. The reader is encouraged to read the three previous articles in this segment.
As noted in the previous article in this series, the war on Christianity is being waged through blatant violence in some parts of the world. Christians are being beaten, mutilated, killed because of their faith. In our nation the battlefronts are laws, media and social pressure. While not yet violent, the enemies of Christianity in this country are relentless and aggressive in their actions. As previously noted, for the purpose of this segment of this series of articles, the terms Christian and Christianity are used in a loose sense to include all who would identify themselves as Christians.
For the purpose of this segment of this series, the terms Christian and Christianity are used in a loose sense to include all who would identify themselves as Christians. Probably, most people are oblivious to the war that is being waged against Christianity in our nation and around the world.
I believe the text of Revelation 12 depicts war waged by the devil against God. First, war in Heaven (vs. 7-12). The devil was defeated and expelled from Heaven, whereupon he turned his attack upon the faithful followers of God on earth, the church (vs. 13-17).
As we enter into a new year, there's a question that ought to be up front in everybody's mind: "How Is My Relationship With God?" At about this time every year people consider how their lives are going. They reflect on what happened to them last year and look ahead to what is realistically appearing for them on the horizon.
Gary L. Hutchens