This morning, OneNewsNow came out with an article reporting how an American town is attempting to enforce the pagan Sharia Law in their hometown of Dearborn, MI.
According to this article, four missionaries were passing out leaflets about Christianity in Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population. One of the missionaries was engaging in peaceful conversation with several Muslim youths, while the other three were videotaping the dialogue before they were all arrested on June 18.
Sharia Law is a pagan canon of laws adhered to by Muslim countries, protecting these countries from various violations to Islam. While America allows the freedom of religion within our borders, we specifically do not allow our governments to promote one religion over another. This is what the police of Dearborn, MI are attempting to do.
Though America guarantees both the freedom of religion and the freedom of free speech, Christians in our culture should prepare themselves for more events similar to what is happening in Dearborn.
God’s Word tells us:
John 15:18-20 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
For several hundred years, Christians had found the shores of our country to be a safe haven from serious persecution. Even though minor confrontations with those opposed to God’s Word have been prevalent, the Bible teaches us that the World hates you. You are a real life reminder to the lost that Jesus Christ is alive, and that He will return to judge man. Since Satan and those who fall under his domain cannot strike at God Himself, the devil will focus on the believer. Since our nation has entered a Post-Christian culture, and the return of Christ is drawing closer, events like the one here in Dearborn, will become more common. But don’t become discouraged. Remember what Christ told us:
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.