Christianity offers the best news in the world. The gospel declares that through faith in Jesus Christ, we receive the forgiveness of our sins. With this assurance of God’s love, comes the promise that we receive a citizenship in heaven, a home has already been prepared for us, and that no sorrow of the present age is able to compare with the glory to come.
For Christians living in the United States, we have enjoyed a period of calm and peace to practice their faith free from persecution with liberties that previous generations never could have imagined. In recent years, something is happening, however, that Christians are struggling to process. Christianity is becoming unwelcome in a country that originally enshrined in its constitution the freedom of religion. The handwriting in on the wall, it’s only a matter of time before, it seems, Christianity may become the great enemy of the state.
This has caused widespread panic among believers not knowing what they should do to combat this vicious assault against their faith. To begin to understand a proper Christian response in times of revolution and persecution, there has to be a biblical appreciation of what exactly is happening behind the scenes, lest our responses themselves undermine the expressed purpose of the Lord in leaving us on the earth.
The Antichrist Crisis
In every given culture throughout history, including the United States, there is present cycle of iniquity that is working itself out to judgment. This is precisely why no nation, even one as great as Rome in its unmatched glory, has avoided a fall throughout the centuries. God told us this would be so throughout history. When God promised Abraham the land of Canaan, a type of the heavenly land promised to all believers, he first called Abraham to patience until a cycle of iniquity ran it course among the Amorites (Gen. 15:16). This was a way of saying that nations will run a course of satantic oppression in evil that, as Meredith Kline observes, “savagely turns against its citizens who refuse its mark.” This necessary to vindicate God’s righteous judgment. Read more»
Chris Gordon | “The Christian Response in Revolutionary Times” | AGR Live | 1 October 2021
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