Matthew 16:3-4 – And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.
A couple of months ago I was conducting an Option 3 Drill of the Modern Army Combatives Program. In this drill, you must utilize the techniques we have taught the soldier, and he/she must respond by being aggressive, close the gap (or come in closer contact with the opponent) and achieve the clinch (one of the 3 techniques taught) while the instructors and assistant instructors are punching the soldier. During this exercise one day, a soldier was hit in the face because she was not guarding it as she was trained to do. She backed up a couple of steps and said “d%*n s^*t just got real”. Recently, I felt that way when the report that the Pentagon was considering punishing soldiers for proselytizing (Sharing your faith in Christ) at work (here).
When we look at the timetable of policies, opinions, and regulations of this administration, a person can’t help but to wonder if they do anything else but hate Christianity with their anti-Christian agenda. A few weeks ago the DOD released a power point slide adding Evangelical Christians (here) to the Extremist watch list.
As Christians it is a wake up call to the reality that it can happen here in America. No, scratch that — it is a wake up call that it is happening here! Everything that is happening right now is a warning sign that our religious freedom is being stripped away.
A prime example of this is the Sports Commentator who is in jeopardy of being fired over his comments about Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay Pro-Athlete. He simply said, as a Christian, the Bible condemns homosexual activity (here).
As a side story to that — what is amazing is that President Obama called Jason Collins courageous for his coming out, but Mr. Obama couldn’t make a call to rescue the people under siege in Benghazi? Our government and culture want you to just shut the hell up. Shut up about Jesus, shut up about gay marriage, shut up about abortion, shut up about corruption, shut up about Obama and shut up about his regime. JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!