For Christians who are homosexually inclined, the narrow gate of salvation can be hard and painful. But all Christians must be prepared for the hard and painful gate where “conversion therapy” laws are passed. Turning from sin to God and the righteousness he has revealed is at the heart of the Gospel.
Christians should pray for the deliverance of Nigerian Christians, as the persecution there is ongoing and may even be increasing. Their plight, and the religious motive of Islamization behind it, needs to be continually highlighted to the American government and public.
The decades-long persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues unabated, and if anything, appears to be worsening and just as one-sided as ever.
Any venue for life requires some framework, and the real framework of American society — belief in God, Judeo-Christian morality and constitutional liberalism — was tacitly discarded by American elites and much of the popular culture in the 20th century.
But ultimately the court needs to rule that people cannot be required to express things they believe are false (e.g., artistic expression for sale and the use of preferred pronouns). This is a free speech argument.
The loss of the long running case involving Barronnelle Stutzman of Washington State, a great-grandmother and proprietor of Arlene’s Flowers, should be cause for both alarm and resolve among committed Christians.
Evangelical Christians are the targets of unprecedented and irrational anger, but how did we get to here?
Professor George noted that only very recently advocates of marriage redefinition were maintaining it would leave persons and institutions which adhered to the traditional definition of marriage unaffected.
While a common view is that social conservatives have "lost" the culture war, little other result was possible due to the power of the U.S. Supreme Court.
As the culture war over Christian morality rages on and on, both in the churches and in society at large, and in recent years with a coercive legal side to it, faithful Christians need to beware least they be drawn into believing that the results of legal and social battles are binding on what they will or will not do.