Thursday, February 15, 2007

SEE YOU IN 10 YEARS PASTOR!


From the wires;

"Two Christians in Australia have been indicted for criticizing Islam, and another for criticizing Zionism. A filmmaker has been threatened with arrest for using the word "homosexual" rather than "gay." Now a German priest faces jail time for publicly criticizing abortionists, and in Holland, "fornicators" and "adulterers" are protected classes and cannot be criticized.
In Canada and some European countries, it already is a crime to use the Internet to criticize "federally protected" groups such as homosexuals and Muslims. "In England, two men who called Islam 'wicked' were indicted … and now face seven years in prison." "

The relevance of this is if bill H.R. 254 is passed this will be the reality of our land. This bill is a hate crimes bill presented by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas. It is a bill that has been presented year after year and only a Republican controlled Congress has kept it from moving forward. With the political climate changed in Washington, this bill has a good chance of seeing the light of day. If this becomes law you will eventually see people going to jail for stating the Bibles position on homosexuality. You will see people going to jail for holding to the Word of God when it comes to the teachings of Islam. Both of these groups will fall into the category of Federally protected people groups that will make it illegal to speak truth about them.

This day is coming sooner than any of us would have expected. You will soon have the decision to make that will affect you and your family, to speak the truth or not. Who will be willing to go to jail for the truth of Gods Word and who will not? This time is drawing near. To be sure you can engage this battle now and do everything you can to see that H.r. 254 does not move forward, but eventually it will. The glory of God in all of this is that His Church always fares better when there is a real cost to be paid. His Church always does its best ministry under the weight of persecution. And it appears that the Lord is getting His Church in America ready to do their best work!

blog you later,
pastor tom
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