Today, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In fact, in just the twentieth century alone, more Christians were murdered by oppressive governments (such as China and Soviet Russia) than in the two thousand years preceding it.
When Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy went into business in 1946, he put his Christian faith into action by closing his restaurants on Sundays. As the restaurant notes, that practice defines the chain even today
“And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem...And they went in their simplicity, and they knew not anything” (2 Samuel 15:11). King David was many things, but a good father was not one of them. This fact is evident in how he raised Adonijah (to whom he never said “No!”), Amnon (who raped his own sister), and Absalom (who tried to kill his father, David).
Sadly, many Americans today believe it is okay to lie in certain situations. For example, over 60 percent believe it is acceptable to lie about being sick, and 57 percent believe that lying to make a story better is completely appropriate.
Throughout the Bible, people erected monuments and altars to remind future generations of important things from the past. For example, Abraham erected altars marking where he met with the Lord; Noah built one when leaving the ark; and Joshua raised one on entering the Promised Land. Nations throughout history have followed this pattern, including France.
Daniel of the Bible was a government official. When his country made it illegal to pray to the God of the Bible, Daniel did not alter his personal prayer habits. Instead, “he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before” (Daniel 6:10). For doing this, the government threw Daniel into the lion’s den, but God protected and honored him for his boldness.
When Jesus arrived on the scene after Lazarus died (a close personal friend), He was met by mourning family and friends. Feeling their deep grief, Jesus “groaned in the spirit, and was troubled” (John 11:33). He then went to Lazarus’ burial place and, in the shortest verse of the Bible, we see that: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
“This idea that the body is either male or female is totally wrong. And I am living proof of that.” This claim is from a recent video produced by Teen Vouge (an online magazine with a readership of nearly 8 million. Called “5 Common Misconceptions About Sex and Gender.”
In Colorado, comprehensive sex education begins at age nine. Significantly, key words not found in the government’s sex education include “love,” “marriage,” “baby,” “child,” “wife,” “husband,” “man,” and “woman.” From their earliest years, students are now taught that sex is recreational, gender is variable, children as terminable, and that marriage is optional.