This is a post written by blogger ecc1020 (otherwise known as Chakam) see below. I thought so much of it I asked if I could print it here and he said yes! I think it's a blessed reminder and I hope you find it that, too. Z.
A departure from the norm: Christianity will fall in American society
(Z: Please don't read this unless you have time to read till the end, it's that important!)
This post will be a brief departure from the normal stuff I speak about, but it is one I have wanted to write for quite a while now. I will thank you for your kind attention.
I am a Christian. I am. I am walking covenantally with Christ Jesus of Nazareth. I am walking in the sonship He has placed upon my shoulders through His sacrifice on The Cross, and I fully consider God as my Father. I have refrained from waxing theological on this blog, save for the blatant reference to The Scriptures in using Ecclesiastes 10:2 as the inspiration for this blog. I am not seeking to ‘save your soul’ or ‘change the world for Jesus’ with this blog. Since we do not relate face-to-face, I have no desire nor stomach for ‘drive-by evangelism’. But I digress.
Listen, Christianity is going to fall in America. I did not say it would fail. I did not say Jesus would fail. I did not say that God would fail in His plan of Salvation through the New Covenant and His ultimate will for His Creation. No, no, no. God my Father is Sovereign, and His will is always done.
What I am saying is that here, in America, Christianity will be vilified, persecuted, hunted, and eventually almost wiped-out. It’s going to happen. Bet on it. It has already started, in case you haven’t been paying attention.
So many believers wish to couple politics and government with Jesus and His New Covenant, and it simply should not be so. Politics is temporal. Man’s governments are temporal. Jesus told us we would be hated because of Him. Yet time and again I see countless blog postings about how awful it is that Christians are being targeted, and how awful it is that God has been removed from our schools and so on and so on.
Why are Christians shocked about these things happening? Do they think that all we need is a fine, strong Christian President and Congress and all our problems will disappear? Did Jesus ever say He wanted to be President? He lived in an Israel under Roman oppression and brutality. Yet what did He say about this? He said, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” That was it. Why do so many believers today think that Jesus wants to take over America’s government and make it His? He already has a government. It’s called The Kingdom. His Kingdom, His government is not this side of Heaven. It is in our hearts and in our spirits, through our salvation and His indwelling. Jesus did not come to us according to His Father’s will to change our governments. He came to change the hearts of men.
We will be hunted down. We will be imprisoned, tortured, and killed. All references to the Judeo-Christian God we worship will be scrubbed from our courts, our schools, and our history books as a Nation. I can almost guarantee this. America will become a truly secular and satanic nation. It is inevitable.
Many believers will fall away from Christianity. And rightly so. Jesus will sweep His winnowing fork through the harvest, and the wheat shall be separated from the chaff. He is interested in those whom He has called, not those who have falsely attached themselves to His Name. Blood will flow. Families will be destroyed. Yet His people will be strong, and shall not bend under the weight of evil that is coming.
When I read bloggers who lament the approach and onslaught of secularism, Islam, atheism, etc, and the vilification of Jesus and His Salvation, I shake my head wearily. We need to grow up and realize that everything that is going to happen is all a part of our Father’s will. All of it.
Christianity is going to fall in America. It is. There shall be a remnant, though. My God always reserves for Himself a remnant, for His Word never returns void back to Him.