Christmas memories are not quite what they use to be for far too many Americans, and especially for the children who are losing the essence of Christ being the reason for the season. The challenge that is set before each and every family that has Christ’s birth as the center of their core beliefs, must begin to step forward and take Christmas and Christianity back. In essence the celebration of the birth of the Son of God has to coincide with the birth and resurgence of Christian Warriors to take back the nation’s biblical heritage.
Understand the zealous ease that anti-Christmas warriors engage in their battles. While many religious supporters have their attention diverted by “wish-lists of gifts to be stacked under a Christmas tree, the ACLU and organized atheist organizations are stacking up legal wins against Christmas Nativity Scenes, “Merry Christmas” sayings,” and songs of the Three Wise Men or “Away in the Manger.”
No one has to look very far this season or any season to see that the War on Christmas never truly ended, because the War on Christianity never ends. Perhaps you decided to look the other way as Christian prayers in public meetings were coming under assault in New York or at military installations or bases.
Were you the one who decided that the removing of the Bible from the shelves that dealt with religion and faith and placing them in the “Fiction” section in a California Costco store was just an accident? Buck up, there are not accidental intentions when it comes to open warfare against Christianity.
The assault was not a stealth sneak attack. It was open and unabridged and began exactly fifty years ago when the Madalyn Murray O’Hair lawsuit known as Murray v. Curlett led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.
By ending prayer in school her atheist followers felt that they could successfully undermine and erase the presence of God’s teaching and Christ’s presence as a guide and reinforcement for a student’s character and morale behavior.
If one were to mastermind a war on Christianity as Satan has been able to accomplish with one of his principal lieutenants like Madalyn Murray O’Hair imagine how she served as a recruitment beacon for others. Since 1963 her followers have been deployed across the nation destroying, demeaning and destabilizing biblical principles in schools, public places and even in open conversations.
Imagine the sense of accomplishment and exaltation that Satan must feel at the timid response the defenders of Christian values have shown over the past half century. With each foothold the greatest of the fallen angels has made, the response to his gains had been to give in, accommodate or appease him and his followers.
Just look at the examples yourself and see if you agree that government edicts, legal wrangling and distant unconcerned public leaders like Obama have made the war on biblical Christmas and Christianity easier. You will then come to the only conclusion that the true meaning for the season that you were raised and taught to love has actually been eroding for decades thanks to atheists and the ACLU.
You may have noticed that your child was told or you may have been told as a former student that you could not pray before school. Maybe prayers were banned at sports games. These are some of the ways that anti-Christian warriors have worked their assault against Christianity.
Should you fight back against them? The crucial response and answer is yes. According to the Liberty Institute the U.S. Supreme Court stated that “nothing in the Constitution as interpreted by this Court prohibits any public school student from voluntarily praying at any time before, during, or after the school day.”
What is occurring undetected by most God-fearing Americans is purposeful and direct anti-Christian activity with a goal to undermine the foundational underpinnings of American society. This bedrock of American society consists of where children learn, where Americans gather and how Americans of faith pray and celebrate the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of the Son of God. Everything is open and fair game for anti-Christmas/anti-Christian Warriors.
This is not some accident of coincidences that only seem to align just right. Think about it for a moment while you sit with your family this Christmas season and truly let the dark designs of the atheists sink in.
For example: Graduation prayers have always been a way to inspire students to acknowledge God’s hand in helping their academic achievement and nourish their continued spiritual growth. Atheists openly attacked it because by removing the mention of God and Christ, they hoped to sever the student’s young adult relationship between faith and biblical principles.
Students do not have to bend to the will of the secular atheists. Prayer can be used in a student’s speech and the Liberty Institute has again been on the forefront in fighting this battle for religious freedom.
Now circle back to the place where Christmas cheer and celebrations of the birth of Christ were hoped to finally be put to rest by atheists. The examples this year and in any year have been endless and yet, good Christian parents and community members of their respective towns have continued to fight back
In fact in 2013 alone, according to Fox News, “The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America, which was published by Liberty Institute found more than 1,200 verified acts of hostility to religious freedom.” Many were part of the War on Christmas.”
So as you sit sipping your eggnog and sharing a warm Christmas song or memory, make certain that when New Years arrives, you sign up for the War to Defend Christianity and The True Reason for the Season. This is not a seasonal battle so be sure you bring your ammo: faith, courage, perseverance and the Bible.
Onward Christian Soldiers – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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