Over the years there has been much debate and talk about hate crimes,
hate groups, and hate speech. I can first remember the discussions
of this back in the 80s by fundamentalist Christians because
of the homosexual lobbyists demand for equal rights. Mostly, it
was just lip service as seems to be paramount all throughout Christianity.
However, at the end of 2002, we are facing a real threat in this
area. Though most Christians never really dreamed that during the
Reagan years Christian beliefs would ever come to be regarded as
hate speech, the fact is they have.
The evidence from our own legislatures and judicial system ought
to be warning enough that we are following the rest of the world
in the pagan agenda of stamping out intolerance and
hate. Even the choir boy for the so-called Christian
Right, George W. Bush, gives lip service to this newfound faith
of tolerance and diversity.
As reported by Fox News on November 13, 2002, in Bush
Embraces Islam as Peaceful Faith, Mr. Bush stated, Ours
is a country based upon tolerance...And we respect the faith and
we welcome people of all faiths in America, and we're not going
to let the war on terror or terrorists cause us to change our values.
noscripture comes to light where it says in Isaiah 5:20, Woe
unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and
sweet for bitter!
The foremost reason for this is silence and apathy in conservative
Christian denominations. Some have became so ecumenical that they
do not believe nor stand for anything, therefore, there is no thought
that they would have to worry about hate legislation.
Other more conservative churches have hid themselves hoping that
if they ignore the world the world will ignore them. In both cases,
however, the underlying problem is fear to stand for truth.
Until the church casts off this fear it shall continue to be victimized
by the savage beast who continually seeks to violate the bride of
Christ. The church should heed the advice that is given to women
in taking precautionary measures and learning self-defense to keep
themselves from being preyed upon . One thing the rapist is always
looking for is an easy target and one that will not fight back too
The church has became such easy prey you wonder if they dont
really enjoy it. As unbelievable as it sounds there are some women
who have been brought up in or found themselves in abusive environments
where they actually develop a victims mentality. Some even think
it should be the norm and respond in such a way to make you think
they actually enjoy their role.
The modern church has became a conscientious objector in regards
to her own protection and defending of the faith. What would they
think of a woman who was living in perilous surroundings but took
no action to keep herself from being abused by the neighborhood
thugs. Yet, this is exactly what the church is doing. As a matter
of fact, it is far worse, for the church voluntarily whores herself
so that she might benefit from the neighborhood order. Yet, the
result is the same. She is savagely violated and eventually, she
will not be paid, yet she shall continue to be abused.
The answer is simple. They should overturn the neighborhood order.
Of course you can just lay back and enjoy it if you are into to
that sort of thing. However, our forefathers thought that it was
better to die free than to live as a slave.
Just like the whore in the unrealistic movie Pretty Woman the church
finds itself waiting for a prince to come rescue her out of her
environment of her own construction. Yet, Christ Himself prayed
17:15, I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of
the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
The church has came to this victim mentality that first began in
America under the preaching of C.I. Scofield. Being brought up in
the dispensational abuse of the Kingdom found in many churches has
led to a worldview that embraces their role to be violated by the
hands of those who seek to dominate our neighborhood. They are awaiting
their Prince to come and save them when He has already came and
done all to secure the liberty that is found in Him.
Two of the reasons for Christs first advent was made clear
by Zacharias under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Luke
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and
redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for
us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of
his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we
should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that
hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember
his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the
hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and
righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child,
shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before
the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation
unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender
mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited
us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow
of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
The deliver has already come to deliver His people. The command
that has been left us is not to hide and await His return nor is
it to appease the predators but to occupy till He comes. The word
occupy according to Websters 1828 Dictionary means to
take possession. We are told in 1
John 5:4 that ...whatsoever is born of God overcometh
the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even
We have been commanded to be overcomers. This is totally distinct
from the defeatist world-view of many who have became so-called
leaders in the church. They have presented us with an outlook which
gives victory to satan and leaves us to retreat in defeat.
The Priests have prophesied and the people love to have it so because
it gives them what they want, a utopia void of any responsibility
Bible as 'hate literature', a WorldNetDaily (WND) article on October
21, 2002, described the assault against the Kingdom of Christ
in Canada. Most Christians may be surprised to hear that the Bible
is being regarded as hate literature by our Northern
neighbors. However, this is not just confined to Canada but is a
global trend that is even being designed for America as well. This
new order of global government is at war with Christ and seeks to
destroy those whose allegiance is or could possibly be to the Kingdom
C-415 has been reintroduced in Canada where one could possibly
face prison time for simply quoting the Bible. WND revealed that
under this provision the following would become law:
The Bible, at least certain portions of the Bible, may be declared
Churches will not be able to mention certain noscriptures.
Clergy may be subjected to criminal charges if they refuse to marry
Parents may be subjected to criminal charges if they refuse to allow
their children to attend classes that teach about and promote homosexual
Expressing disagreement with homosexual behavior or the homosexual
agenda, either verbally or in writing, would be considered hate
Educators, including those at private religious schools, will not
be able to refuse to teach homosexual curriculum.
Religious institutions will not be allowed to teach anything non-supportive
of homosexual sex.
Canadian Blood Services will not be allowed to screen risk-behavior
Governments (including local municipalities) will be prevented from
passing (even debating) sex standards laws.
This ought to strike fear into American Christians, not only because
of the fate of many of our brethren there, but also because our
country is following suit. Many uncompromising Christians have already
been faced with this threat here in the good old USA.
With all the newly passed and proposed legislation regarding hate
groups it should cause grave concern among Christians as to
where this road is leading us. The church I pastor, Union Christian
Church, was recently targeted by the Southern
Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a hate group. Many law enforcement
agencies receive their domestic intelligence from the SPLC. Should
we not be concerned about the new federal powers under the Patriot
Act being used against Bible-believing Christians?
November 13, 2002 the BBC News reported in a piece entitled Hate
crime police raid 150 homes that police raided 150 addresses
and arrested at least 83 people in hate crime raids
in London. Now most people see the term hate crimes
and automatically think of people being beaten, murdered, or some
act of violence being perpetrated on them because of their racial,
sexual, or religious status. However, that is not the case. On March
20, 2001 the BBC also reported another similar raid in London resulting
in about 100 arrests. Yet, the BBC reported this interesting fact
about these hate crime raids. They reported that alleged
offences include racially aggravated death threats, harassment,
the publication of racist or homophobic material, and assault.
What makes this even more frightening is the definitions that are
being developed concerning racist and homophobic
literature. In Canada and Stratton Island New York the Bible has
been identified as hate literature. In Martinsville,
Indiana the Assistant Chief of Police came under heavy attack because
of a letter he wrote as a private citizen to the local newspaper
condemning homosexuality, multiculturalism, and pluralism from a
Biblical standpoint. Only because many of the local citizens stood
up for him he did not lose his job.
Commission Against Racism and Intolerance has paved the way
for the recent adoption of anti-hate and tolerance
legislation in Europe. They proposed in 2000 that appropriate
and efficient measures are taken to combat racist organisations,
as well as to criminalize oral, written, audio-visual and other
forms of expression, inciting to hatred, discrimination or violence
against targeted groups or persons because of their actual or presumed
racial, ethnic or national origin or religion...
No wonder they slander our forefathers as being racists. The
Delaware Constitution of 1776 declared that every office holder
in that state had to swear I, __________, do profess faith
in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the
Holy Spirit, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge
the holy noscriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by
divine inspiration. Obviously, the Christian Republic our
forefathers envisioned doesnt fit the present picture.
Some might wonder how this could be construed as racism. Well,
the European Commission followed it up by underlining the
importance of promoting understanding, tolerance and respect in
matters relating to religion and belief. It recognises that religion
and belief may be related to racial and ethnic origin and it may
thus be difficult to provide comprehensive protection against discrimination
on grounds of racial and ethnic origin without also prohibiting
discrimination on grounds of religion and belief.
These realities show the imminent danger that Christians are now
facing because of our abdication of keeping dominion of the Christian
nation that our forefathers died to entrust to us. Christians must
repent of and return to the whole counsel of God if we are to see
the return of Gods blessing on us again.
Sadly, however, most Christians have their heads in the clouds trying
to escape the pain associated with their abdication of maintaining
and building Christs Kingdom. Instead of worrying about when
Christ will come back maybe we should be about our Fathers
business. Then, when He does return, we will hear, Well
done, thou good and faithful servant.