There is much talk regarding religious freedom in America today, and torn away because of how one believes, and this event is targeting the Christian faith.
The United States Constitution may guarantee religious tolerance, but that does not mean a Biblical base faith will have this assurance. Keep in mind a Biblical faith will always oppose every other religion.
One’s Biblical faith should never enter compromise because once this happens what will suffer is the truth stated in the word of God.
Oppression results from the Word of God. If not rooted in God and His Word, he or she will fall at the first sign of trouble. Matthew teaches us this from the parable of the sower.
Matthew 13:20-21, says,
20 The seed sown on the rocky places, is the man who hears the word, and without hesitation, he receives it with joy;
21 yet he has no firm root in himself; but is temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, he falls away (NASB).
These people wanted the benefits that come with being a Christian, but not the maltreatment resulting from being a Christian, either verbal or physical.
Persecution on a grand scale is on the rise in the United States and the world, and if the Christian is not ready for it and leaves the faith, then he or she faces a great danger of rejection by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 12:8-9, says,
8 And I tell you, everyone, who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him before the angels of God;
9 but he who denies Me, I denied before the angels of God (NASB).
A real follower of Jesus Christ is incapable of denying the Lord. Thus, we must overcome the world as Scripture teaches.
1 John 5:4-5, says,
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this has overcome the world—our faith.
5 Who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (NASB)
Dear fellow believer, are you willing to give up everything for the Lord Jesus Christ?
Paradise is for those who overcome, remember the marriage feast in Matthew’s Gospel. Scripture teaches God calls many, yet few chosen.
Matthew 22:14, says,
14 God calls many, yet few chosen (NASB).
The faith of individuals in America needs testing, and now the time has come, are you ready? The one who overcomes the world will enter paradise and be with the Lord Jesus Christ for eternity? If one believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, he or she will overcome this world.
We must keep on with our faith to receive the reward promised by God. Seven times throughout the book of Revelation, it says, “he who overcomes,” the Lord says, “I will grant.” Salvation is a gift given to us now, yet we must be overcomers standing firm for the Gospel and keeping faith in Jesus Christ.
Revelation 2:7, says,
7 To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life in the Paradise of God (NASB).
Revelation 2:11, says,
11 To him who overcomes, I will not hurt by the second death (NASB).
Revelation 2:17, says,
17 To him who overcomes, I will give him hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it (NASB).
Revelation 2:26, says,
26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him, I will give authority over the nations (NASB).
Revelation 3:5, says,
5 I will clothe him who overcomes in white garments, and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels (NASB).
Revelation 3:12, says,
12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes out of heaven from My God, and My new name (NASB).
Revelation 3:21, says,
21 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit with Me on My throne, as I overcame and sat with My Father on His throne (NASB).
These are the things God vowed to give us if we but believe and stay the course to the end that is death. These are the things God will provide us with if we, “overcome.”
Romans 8:35, says,
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (NASB)
My dear fellow-believer understand that no place in Holy Scripture guarantees us this freedom. We have the power of God who will fight for us if we believe.
2 Timothy 3:12, says,
12 Those who want to live godly in Christ Jesus will see persecution (NASB).
No religious freedoms found here in this Bible verse is there. But believers will see persecution in this life. It speaks, of abuse because we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 21:7, says,
7 He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son (NASB).
Luke 18:8, says,
8 When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (NASB)
A word of encouragement, stand firm, it will be worth it.
We will suffer persecution, so stop crying.
God is on our side, just remember that.
Sola Scriptura–By Scripture Alone
Sola Fide–By Faith Alone
Sola Gratia–By Grace Alone
Solus Christus–By Christ Alone
Soli Deo Gloria–Glory to God Alone
Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2019