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Workers Remove Ten Commandments, Ok.   


Franklin Graham wrote:
"Across America, people of faith are under attack, as judges, politicians, activists, and anti-God groups assault our faith and lead our nation toward moral collapse. This vocal and well-organized minority are out to remove Christianity from the public square—and we have little reason to believe they'll stop there.

After the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared a privately funded monument depicting the Ten Commandments unconstitutional, it was removed from the state capitol under the cover of darkness last week. The good people of Wilmore, Kentucky, are fighting right now to keep a small cross atop the town’s water tower, which sits on the grounds of a Christian university. Stories like this are no longer rare occurrences—we hear them almost daily." (Decision America 2016)

"But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29)

This spring I wrote:
"What we see happening today many will just ignore, but I cannot. A spiritual war of colossal significance is on the rise. Recent movements bent on destroying or crippling the Christian faith have thrust believers headlong into the public eye where a battle to defend our most cherished beliefs is being waged. A divisive “culture creep” is slithering into our sanctuaries causing infighting—Christians battling Christians—over foundational biblical truths, life issues, homosexuality, and traditional marriage. Issues like these and others are very harmful to the cause of Christ and result in deep divides in cooperation and fellowship; but it doesn’t end there. It also seems Christians who hold to the foundational teachings of Scripture are being lambasted on political, educational, scientific, and social levels like never before. I wondered what in the world is going on. How was God going to use this?

I then began to consider church history; hostilities and persecutions were nothing new. However, I found that most of these persecutions were either in Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Middle East but never on a global scale. Today persecution is beginning to surface in America and other Western countries. Again, what could be going on? How does this fit into Gods plan? In these final days before the Lord returns I believe there is a sifting going on—not a sifting of political parties or a sifting of ethnicities, but a sifting of souls. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" (John 10:27). With the secular culture warring against Christianity, and many so-called Christian churches and denominations slipping into heresy, I believe God is at work separating those who trust Him from those who do not." (The Sifted Generation)


Malachi wrote of the choice before all people:
"For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves" (Malachi 4:1-2)

Death and life are set before you. Be wise, choose life!
God Bless

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