Throughout the world is the problem of religious persecution. The desire of most people in the western world is to have religious tolerance of all faiths so that there would be an end to this kind worldwide persecution. This desire is shared by Christians as well. American Christians believe it is the U.S.’s responsibility to uphold religious freedom in the world. The common Christian American view is that the United States is a “city on a hill”, or the example for the world of a superior, though not perfect, government.
America’s military exploits in other countries are usually perceived by it’s citizens as intervention, and even heroic. The typical belief of Americans is that its government is a force for good in the world. And the U.S. media has always been persistent in upholding this perspective. Furthermore, it was the media that has established this perspective. Therefore, it is no surprise that many American Christians are eager to work with its government to promote religious freedom throughout world. To see an example of this effort, click on the provided link entitled “Christian Solidarity Worldwide“.
But is religious freedom the goal of the United States?
And can Christians expect to make a safer environment for their fellows Christians throughout the world?
Here’s what the Bible has to say about the world’s relationship to the church.
1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
According to Jesus, the world does not want to accept the church, just as it didn’t want to accept him.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
The world hates Jesus Christ, and therefore can only be expected to hate the church. The world calls Christ evil and therefore, it can only be expected to call his church evil. The world does not want to listen to our doctrine because they are not of God. In order to work with the world, the church must become like the world.
How does the church become like the world?
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The church becomes like the world through giving into temptation. One temptation is to resist persecution at all costs. It would be naive to think that the world is getting better and that the church can be accepted by the governments of this world. Throughout history that kind of church & government relationship has always resulted in corruption and more church persecution. Therefore, to believe that the American government will produce a different result with it’s partnership with the government is to be fooled by heretical church doctrine, brought in by false teachers, and to be fooled by the propaganda of American media.
For the church to partner with the governments of this world is synonymous with making a deal with the devil, since the god of this world is Satan, whom the church is called to take a stand against. Therefore, America is controlled by Satan. Satan’s desire for the world is not religious freedom for Christians, but Universalism minus Christians. And that is the true desire for America as well.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Therefore the Christian’s involvement in politics only goes as far as an individual citizen, but not the church as a whole. The church and the world governments are in disagreement in regards to core values. One serves God, and the other serves Satan. They are opposites, and cannot work together with God’s blessing.
But how does the Hegelian dialect show itself in this matter???
- Thesis – International religious freedom is a must for the American Government and it’s Christian citizens. To see an example of the U.S.’s government’s interest in establishing international religious freedom, click in the provided link entitled “International Religious Freedom Act of U.S. Department of State“.
- Antithesis – International religious freedom is not a reality in our world. And countless Christians are being tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus.
- Synthesis – The church partners with the American government to promote and establish religious freedom throughout the world. The religious “left” and the religious “right” unites with the government to bring about some of the international laws of the New World Order.
The result of this partnership will be tyranny on other countries because America is not a city on a hill, but an international bully that deceives its own citizens into believing that its invasion into other countries are both just and merciful. America’s media has made tyranny look kind.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
This new world order plan for peace can only result in the international persecution of Christians; the very thing it was intended to put an end to. The proof is in the decline of Christian tolerance in America.
For more information on America’s growing hostility towards Christians, click on the links below:
- “SoCal Couple Threatened With $500-Per-Meeting Fines For Home Bible Study“
- “You May Be Jailed For Public Prayer 8/17/09“
- “GOVERNMENT SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE TERRORISTS“
- “Christians Classified as Terrorists by Obama Administration“