As we celebrated this Christmas, one wonders what the future holds for Christians in the United States. In the past 50 years, fewer people are celebrating Christmas as Christians; more are celebrating Christmas as simply a festival of giving. Christianity is under assault from our politicians, our media, and Hollywood. Christians have become fair game in a world where all other religions and social morays, no matter how bizarre, are sacrosanct. Churches are going defunct every month; it’s even worse in Europe. Make no mistake, there is an element within the liberal and/or progressive movement that wants to see Christianity disappear from America. Why? Many of the things they advocate are forbidden in the Bible. They first want to destroy Christianity then rewrite the social morays of this country to suit their lifestyles. Government will become the new religion.
How far has this gone? Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, told Newsmax reporters: “Chaplains in the United States military are not allowed to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Isn’t that a shame that a chaplain in the Christian faith is not allowed to pray in the name of Christ? So yes, there is a war, no question about it.”
Newsmax further reports that Franklin Graham himself has felt the sting of the hostility, when Pentagon officials excluded him from participation in this year’s National Day of Prayer event, citing his controversial comments about the dangers of radical Islam.
The assault will continue until enough pressure is applied to secularists for them to back off.
The big question is: Can these assaults on Christianity be stemmed in the U.S.? If so, what will it take?