It’s not just about gay marriage or abortion or any other specific issue. They hate Christianity because it is Christianity. They hate it simply for being true, just as Christ was crucified simply for being God. Those who hate truth and hate God will lash out at the closest things to Him.
A lot of people have seemed pretty shocked by the leftist media’s assault on Chip and Joanna Gaines.
BuzzFeed, along with other liberal sites, went after the Gaines family this week for committing the crime of being Christian. Sure, they didn’t put it like that exactly. Instead they accused Chip and Joanna of attending a church led by a pastor who doesn’t believe in gay marriage. But, as anyone with even a trivial understanding of the world’s largest religion already knows, every authentic Christian church in the world teaches the same thing. There has never existed a real Christian church that disagrees with the Gaines’ pastor on this matter. There have existed many apostate churches that deny Christ’s teachings on marriage and sexuality, but they are not Christian in any way other than their name (and often their names aren’t all that Christian, either).
Anti-Christian forces in our culture have attempted to divide Christianity into two groups: bad Christians and tolerable, if not good, Christians. The bad Christians are the ones who take the moral teachings of Scripture seriously, and the tolerable Christians are the ones who think the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, all Scriptural references to marriage and sexual morality, all of the Pauline letters, and the entire Old Testament, expired sometime within the last few decades. According to the tolerable Christians, we can now do, say, and believe whatever we want and still be Christian, so long as we throw, “Oh yeah, and Jesus is the Messiah or whatever, sure,” at the end of it. Anti-Christian leftists are fine with these sorts of Christians, mainly because these sorts of Christians are not Christian. That’s the most striking characteristic of the tolerable Christian: namely, that he isn’t one.
But any Christian who remains genuinely Christian will be seen as “the bad type” in our culture. And our culture is not the only one to give us that designation, we should note. Travel overseas to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Nigeria, China, North Korea, etc., and you’ll find an even more pronounced, or at least more physical, hostility to the Christian faith. This has been the case for 2,000 years. We were persecuted by the Romans, the Persians, the Japanese. They were putting priests in front of the firing squads in Mexico as recently as the twentieth century (the persecution in that country continues to this day). And if we think we have it bad from progressives in this country, just consider what’s happening in places like Argentina, where hordes of crazed, half-naked feminists can be seen violently assaulting Christian men as they peacefully pray.
My point here is that the world really hates Christians. It always has and always will. And that’s not my point, really, but Christ’s point. He told us quite plainly on many occasions that we will be made to suffer for our faith. “You will be hated by everyone because of me,” Christ warned. He wasn’t exaggerating.
Read another article on this topic: Buzzfeed Demands: ‘Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Christian?’
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