Persecution on the horizon?

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, believes Senator Obama was elected, in large part, because the church in America has failed to address sin in its own ranks and also in society.
Perkins says Christians should pray for and return to a biblical model of holiness and righteousness. And believers in America, he adds, should prepare for persecution.
Tony Perkins“We are going to see, I think, unprecedented attacks against our faith through measures like the hate crimes [legislation] to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” he says. “We’re going to see attacks on innocent human life through the Freedom of Choice Act, trying to erase all the gains that have been made in the pro-life movement. And I think even our freedoms are going to come under attack.”
Obama stated during the presidential campaign that one of his top priorities upon taking office would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act. Perkins says Christians will have to be resolute in defense of what they know to be right.
“[W]e’re going to have to stand together, and stand in defense of these truths, and be bold about that stance,” he counsels.
Perkins says many churches are afraid of offending people, and don’t challenge members to live out their faith in the public square.

10 thoughts on “Persecution on the horizon?

  1. Father Stephen looks at what happens when politics and religion mix.

    Ultimately, it is by willingly participating in the life of God that we are saved from our corruptible nature, to be caught up with Him in heavenly places.

    God bless you Mike!


  2. We believe Tony hit the nail on the head! We are in for a very bumpy ride I think. We are to pray for Obama.


  3. First pray for Obama’s salvation. He is part of a heretical church that does not preach the gospel. Then pray that God will curb the evil that our enemies have planned. Pray for God to work in the hearts of our people to stop the murder of the unborn. Pray that God will give us the resolve and courage to stand in the gap no matter the cost.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff


  4. Just as Christ preached to the souls in Hades after the crucifixion, so too do we, when we take His Body & Blood in a worthy manner. Kyrie eleison.


  5. This bill that Obama will sign will hit health care workers squarely! I don’t have to work at a hospital which performs abortions, but I might have to give a pill which causes an abortion. This is just an example…I personally won’t have to since I work mainly with the elderly. But we have had one patient who claimed to be raped on our floor (once in seven years which isn’t too often). What if she had gotten pregnant and wanted the pill (I forget its name something like RU4 something or another) that causes an abortion? I’m not giving it! Will I lose my job? Very possibly!


  6. Sarah:

    RU-486, erroneously called “the morning after pill”. I did research on it for a report I had to do when I was in my senior year in college as an older adult. Even then, back in ’93, the kids couldn’t understand what was wrong with devaluing life.

    I work in healthcare also, having a CNA. Workplace non-discrim and such won’t touch me because I work in an elderly woman’s home (doing independent non-CNA work). However, I *do* understand how hate crimes legislation could be intimidating. I used to work at Western Illinois University from ’96 until just in to 2000 and I could see that coming. This was just after my conversion in ’98. It was scary for me to be such a young believer in a place like that. Very dark. But I think the Lord was giving me a foretaste of what is coming. And I’d much rather be canned for doing what is right than be praised by man for doing, or approving of, what God hates. Been there. Was fired a year ago for standing up against abuse of an elderly woman in a nursing home. I was a whistleblower. How dare me. But God was faithful and gave me the job I have now within a couple days of my being fired. It was God, pure and simple. I walked from one job and into another.

    With the climate we have coming, I am hoping that the Lord will continue to bless me with work such as I have. I have an anxiety disorder and a bit of hypertension. My mind races and I am overanalytical. But if God can help me stand, I don’t think you are too much trouble!

    Blessings to you as you serve Him!



  7. You’re welcome, Sarah. And remember me in prayer. Been out of work for 7 weeks now. And I’m wondering if “granny” is going home. I’m already looking, just in case. Not much around here.


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