Summary: We must remember those who are suffering for their faith around the world.
Prisoners of Hope
Persecution has not been in America, but it is coming. In fact in some ways it has already started. The government is watching us, and have tore down our sign out front as a warning for us to no longer continue having worship services that aren’t state sponsored. We have been comfortable for so long we somehow think that persecution is unbiblical. However, more than 25% of Jesus words in the New Testament refer to suffering and persecution for our faith. It was so widespread that Paul concluded that everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ.
Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:12 (NLT)
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (KJV)
Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.
Hebrews 13:3 (NLT)
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. (KJV)
I Religious Freedom was what our Country was founded on.
I am not a conspiracy theorist that sees conspiracy everywhere, but there is a major anti Christian movement in education system. The history textbooks are being rewritten to be more politically correct. Giving different reasons why our ancestors came to Amercia in the first place.
The last three generations of Americans simply have not been told the truth about American history. Active humanists and the liberal media have for years undertaken a concentrated effort to misinform the American public by attacking the "Religious Right" and rewriting America’s Judeo-Christian history in a humanistic tone. The motto at the heart of the American experiment "in God we trust" has been exchanged for "in Man we trust." www.jeremiahproject.com
A few years ago, Dr. Paul Vitz, then professor of psychology at New York University, worked with a committee that examined sixty social studies and history textbooks used in public schools across the United States. The committee was amazed to find that almost every reference to the Christian influence of early America was systematically removed. Their conclusion: the writers of the commonly used textbooks exhibited paranoia of the Christian religion and intentionally censored Christianity’s positive role in American history. Www.worthynews.com
If you want more information see Wallbuilders.com and David Barton.Because the #1 reason was religious freedom. They were fleeing religious persecution. The separation of church and state concept was to keep the government out of the Church, but liberal lawyer and judges have completely misapplied to mean keeping religion out of the government. That was the furthest thing from our founders minds.
William Penn, Roger Williams, Purtians , Pilgrims
This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely.