The Christ in Prophecy Journal

What Christians Are Facing

What are Christians facing now that we have lost the culture war?

The Sunday after the Supreme Court’s horrendous decision affirming the legality of the abomination called same-sex marriage, my pastor, Glenn Meredith,* proclaimed that we as Christians need to face up to the fact that we have lost the culture war that has been raging in our nation for the last 60 years.

The loss of that war is a reality that is hard to face up to, but it is the truth. We will, of course, continue to speak out against the rampaging immorality in our society. We have to. Jesus Himself called us to be salt and light. But increasingly, we are going to be pushed aside and written off as marginal and irrelevant. Worse still, we are going to have to face increasing persecution for our biblical beliefs.

Christian beliefs have been producing persecution in our public universities for some time now. All across our nation university professors are being refused jobs or they are being passed over for tenure because of their Christian beliefs. Christian students are likewise suffering systematic discrimination in grades because of their biblical beliefs.

But this problem is not confined to the universities. Job discrimination based on Christian beliefs has become commonplace. A classic example of what I am talking about is the case of Dr. Eric Walsh in Georgia. Dr. Walsh is a renowned public health expert who also serves as a lay minister among Seventh Day Adventist Churches. He was hired by the state of Georgia to serve as a district health director in May of 2014. Soon thereafter some state officials ordered workers within the Department of Health to start investigating Dr. Walsh’s sermons! As a result of their review of what he had preached regarding sexuality, world religions and creationism, he was fired. And this was done despite the fact that the Department’s own counsel twice warned that “under federal law Dr. Walsh’s religious beliefs could play no role in any employment decision by the Department of Health.”

Think about this incredible story for a moment: public officials assigned to review the sermons of a colleague! What has this nation come to? I can answer that question. Because of our persistent rebellion and our refusal to repent, God has delivered us over to a depraved mind (Romans 1:28).

Churches are going to come under increasing attacks. Demands that they host same-sex marriages are going to increase and lead to expensive lawsuits. We are headed toward the total secularization of marriage — as is the case in most nations of the world where only the state can perform a legal marriage, and any follow-up at a church will be only window-dressing.

Pastors and ministry staffs are going to be stripped of their tax-exempt housing allowances. Demands will be made for all ministries and churches that refuse to endorse sexual perversion to be deprived of their tax exempt status. And pastors and evangelists who have the audacity to speak out against sexual perversion will be threatened with prosecution for engaging in “hate speech.” It is already illegal in Canada to speak out against abortion or homosexuality on the public airwaves.

This coming wave of persecution was made clear recently in a stunningly candid essay by Dr. Mark Tushnet, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School. The essay was prompted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In the essay, Dr. Tushnet declared a total victory for liberals in the culture war. His message to Evangelical Christians was, “You lost, deal with it.”

He then proceeded to advocate a hard line toward the “losers.” He argued that being nice to losers does not work, as evidenced by what happened when that approach was used after the Civil War and after the Brown Decision mandating an end to segregation in the public schools.

Instead, he called for moral conservatives of all types to be treated like Germany and Japan at the end of World War II — a demand for unconditional surrender.

So, forget our constitution and its guarantee of protection of freedom of religion. The best interests of a secular and pagan society must prevail. Forget also about the original meaning of our constitution. After all, for our constitution to be relevant, it must be a “living document” that is constantly adapting to changes in the basic nature of our society.

Actually, we have already arrived at this point because our Supreme Court has made it very clear that our constitution means whatever the Court says it means.

Will we as Christians stand firm for the Word of God in the midst of increasing persecution, or will we seek popularity and acceptance by crawling in bed with society and endorsing its sins? Each professing Christian is going to be faced with this dilemma in one way or another. We need to decide now whether we are going to stand for the Lord or surrender to the god of this world.

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan serves as the Founder and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher whose sermons have been distributed worldwide and has led 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan is the host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • We must keep our eye on the prize no matter the persecution. I’m currently being persecuted by my daughter and son in law for sharing Jesus with my grandaughter. Jesus relieved her of her fear of the dark and night terrors. Now my access to her and her little brother is severely limited and my visits are supervised to ensure that I dont talk about God with them. This is painful but the prize is eternal justice and righteousness. Also, He promised me 14 years ago that my daughter is His, so I have that to look forward to, and fortunately, my son and his wife are strong believers and are raising my other two grandkids in the Lord.

  • This past Monday,6/27/16 SCOTUS agreed 5-3 with the evil decision to not only be allowed to continue the shedding of innocent blood(abortion) but to rule against the Texas Abortion Case that would put clinical safety measures in place for the women who go to abortion facilities. As it stands now, a Veternarian clinic has more safety regulations that an abortion clinic! Abominable ! The slaughter of puppies is more outrageous in our culture than the slaughter of a baby in the womb! Our ONLY hope is that the body of Christ wakes up, and falls to their knees repentance and perhaps the Lord will have mercy on us for what WE have allowed to grow and become a beast of destruction into the very heart of this nation., Malachi 3:16-18″Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared the Lord and who meditate on His Name. THEY shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, ” on that day I will make them My jewels/treasure, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him” then you shall discern between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and one who does not serve Him”
    Ask God- Am I in Your book of remembrance ?

  • We have, sadly, followed the Prince of Darkness, which has become the norm. I pray to stand firm in the face of destruction. We become more of a minority every day, even in the midst of “proclaiming Christians.” Nevertheless, I will serve the Lord.

  • This article brought joy because finally someone expressed how I felt and confirmed what I have been thinking but it makes me so very sad but encourages me to stand firm – thanks for writing and posting

  • Nothing is sacred in our country anymore. Especially life. My Bible says that God puts the leaders in power. Why do we have the leadership we do? We kill God’s babies, 3500 a day with impunity. Nothing is this country will change until we defeat abortion, nothing. We lost the Bible way before we lost the Constitution.

  • It’s apparent to see God has given us over to a depraved mind, as sin the days of Noah. Almost every aspect of life is corrupt. I have a Christian symbol on my car plus a bumper sticker stating “Cornerstone” which is my church here in Phoenix. I wouldn’t be surprised if someday I will be approached to peel these off my car, or I could easily be shot on a highway for my Christian beliefs. I’m sure ACLU will be targeting Christian symbols on cars next and handing out tickets. How long will the Lord wait before He returns to set things straight??? Why is He waiting so long?? It’s a cesspool down here.

  • It is so important, Sir, that Christians KNOW that the kingdom of God – the rock cut not by human hands – will crush the kingdoms of men (Daniel 2)! That we are of God and therefore we HAVE overcome the spirit of the antichrist, and that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:3-4)! That Christ will build HIS Church, and that the gates of hell will NOT overcome it (Matt. 16:18)! For more on the Church’s exalted position, see especially Part 5 in this series: Our Exalted Position – The Lord Is With Us
    https://thelordiswithus.wordpress.com/contents/

  • It’s not like God didn’t warn us about all this in His Word… not sure why Bible believing Christians are surprises or even worried about this.

    This world is not our home, we are just passing thru as witnesses to seek those that are hungry for salvation. Those that aren’t will go to hell.

    Personally, I like to make sure people are aware of what the Lord has provided and if they reject it I pray that the Lord opens the eyes of their understanding and then I cast the car concerning them upon the Lord… after that, I don’t care anymore.

    I speaking of the biblical definition of “care” which is worry, anxiety, fear

  • It’s just amazing, unbelievable how a…and I don’t even like typing the woman’s name but it’s HRC. there that makes me feel better. how the pile of garbage can be in the lead over Trump, at this time in so many polls. It’s truly unbelievable that people can be so stupid, ignorant and corrupt. Just like the institutions of our day. Hollywood and the media and milk toast apostate churches have did their job in dumbing down the American voter.

    The people are corrupt just as the elite and the US will get the president they deserve. Dr. Reagan, Romans 1:28 is the verse today fur sure. I would like to add…that in the last days evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. And today….we have an admin. that is so corrupt that it defends islam. and we have us leaders guilty of having our us service men and women killed because of their wickedness of creating Isis all because they too, our us leaders hate the jews and of course the Christian. They just need the murderers to do it because the average us citizen(s) isn’t going to blow up people so the evil leaders like Obama, and his admin. at the doj and especially the AG, and hrc will sympathize with the enemy because they know the enemy will kill. So, they helped create isis.

    There is your depraved mind. Where is this strong delusion that they should believe a lie and that t hey all might be damed” because of their deeds were evil? just unthinkable how the human mind of adults can become so corrupt. I’m thinking the rapture will happen, perhaps before the November vote or soon after. Just a guess. How much more can our God put up with the stench? Come Lord Jesus, I just think we’ve gone so far past the threshold that Trump, will somehow not win because of the insanity. Not that he won’t win but it would take one heck of a praying church to make it happen. Yes, polls can change but after 16 yrs of Clinton & Obama, the American voter has not repented.

    • Freedom depends on knowledge, obedience to God, and faith. John 3:21 comes to mind. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what they have done, has been done in the sight of God. The leaders and the nation have failed to acknowledge where their freedom and prosperity really comes from and rely on themselves.

      Psalms 2:1-2 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.” Jesus.

  • Sounds like you are throwing in the towel a bit prematurely. I am praying and believing for at least one more GREAT REVIVAL TO SWEEP ACROSS OUR NATION. Will you join me in that prayer? Many lost souls need to be gathered in before the Lord comes.

    • I have been on missions trips to India and Pakistan. And to my surprise, I must say, I have seen great revivals in these countries. Would you believe if I would tell you, that in Lahore, Pakistan, at Pastor Fazal’s church, roughly 6000 people attend the Sunday service and up to 25000 people attend the weekly healing service on Wednesdays on a regular basis? And both service are aired on Isaac TV, his Christian TV channel? Would you believe that in northern Pakistan 1.000.000 people attended an evangelistic crusade and many Muslims gave their life to Jesus?

      Our brothers and sisters in those countries pay a dear price for their faith. They are not afraid of preaching the gospel. And being under constant surveillance and suffering prosecution they are wide awake.

      God opened my eyes for revival. Pastor John Elangovan from India, for me a father in Christ, wrote in his book “The revival God sends”:

      “…Revival means quickening the dying life. The church today is like a serious patient kept in intensive care unit. Praise God that the church is still in intensive care unit and not in the mortuary. Bodies in mortuary can’t be revived. Patients in the ICU only could be revived. There is still hope for survival because there is still life in the church. Revival gives hope for survival….”

      May this help you as it helped me to pray for a revival.

      God bless you
      Michael

      • Michael, so good to hear about the spread of the Gospel in India and Pakistan! Lamb & Lion Ministries is active in both countries through two native pastors, especially in translating Dr. Reagan’s books into Urdu and other languages found in those countries.

  • I became a “Spirit-filled, born again Christian” in 1973, but I had always believed. Prophecy was the hook that really pulled me in to the Bible. I am sadden but not surprised by what has been and is happening, as the Word (Jesus) has prepared me. I am so relieved to have all of you at Lamb and Lion, your faithfulness and sharing of biblical knowledge. I continue to remind myself “God is in control”.

    • I feel the same, so grateful to have the knowledge of God’s truth and his blessings, and the salvation that can only come from Christ. Bible Prophecy pulled me into a deeper relationship with the Lord, and gave me strength because I could see that everything in the bible was true and being fulfilled. I am also grateful for Lamb Lion Ministry, Dr. Reagan and staff, and the Lamplighter magazine. I have given articles that are published to friends and they are grateful for receiving the truth and wisdom of scripture. I think many have been saved because of reading the articles, and confessed that the Lord is their savior, and repenting. They believe the hour of the Lord’s return is near.

  • Dear Bro. Reagan, First,”If God be for us, who can be against us” and “If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land”. At this point it’s my great hope that people will once again remember the power of prayer and get back to basics.

  • If it is true that Christians have lost the culture war, then the only real thing the church can do is simply concentrate on getting as many people saved as possible prior to the rapture and face the cold hard truth that America as a country is a hopeless cause and we must deal with the reality that Heaven, not the US, is our home. As I see it, there’s no sense denying reality. The church has to a large degree refused to deal with the fact that there are secret powerful forces which have made public policy about virtually everything in this nation for decades. As a result, all these Christian ministries have done is merely fight the effects of the NWO forces instead of exposing who and what is really behind all this.

    • Please don’t go to far into the ‘secret nefarious societies’ the so-called ‘puppet masters’. Are there evil forces at work in our government? Yes. So who are those forces of evil? Men who are given over Completely to “the lusts of world, the flesh, and the devil”. Never forget the Evil one cannot demonize a true Christian and doesn’t need to give much attention to politicians and men of the world. Also most critical; the devil cannot do anything without God’s direct approval. Satan is a DEFEATED enemy waiting incarceration. Not much power BUT stand and don’t run if you are a genuine disciple of Christ.

  • This brings me no joy but it must be said. The church, lower case intended, in America is a mix of Sardis and Laodecia:DOA. A sermon seldom heard is one on Sin, the need to know one is a sinner; a redeemed or unreedemed sinner but one nonetheless. I suppose “fire and brimstone” along the lines of “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” would clear the house and get the speaker shown the door. See it, the church accepts, for the most part nationally, homosexuality and all other forms of sexual deviancy. That would be denied by some I suppose but when it comes time to choose Christ or a tax status or an academic accreditation especially seminaries what will man choose, eternal life and light with Christ or eternal death and darkness without Christ? What more proof is needed that we have destroyed the foundations of the USA than a ‘Christian’ calling evil good and good evil.
    God have mercy on the USA!

  • Most born again disciples of Christ know the one topic that is absolutely forbidden in our ‘free speech’ country is that homosexuality is now and always has been an abomination in the eyes of God. He did not vaporize Sodom and the cities of the plains because they were unloving, racists, right wing nut jobs. He did it because as the Brits would say they were all buggering one another. He wanted to molest Angels. We know how that turned out.
    God NEVER changes. He who vaporized the Cities of The Plains is He who died and rose again. Only One God (truly comes by Faith alone) always has been and always will be.
    The whole nation needs to hear that without the sugar coating. Never forget many are hungry for the truth of God however, according to Jesus, most do not want to hear it. They gather ear-ticklers, not truth tellers. Only He knows and chooses, we proclaim and praise.
    Pray for our nation and Israel.

  • We are facing judgment because we have pulled away from God. We will face wars, persecution, invasion from our enemies, and destruction of our nation because people did not know and obey the Lord. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Without God to guide and bless us, nations become morally and spiritually bankrupt, continually falling into the clutches of darkness.

  • We who are true believers have seen the cultural war and change that goes against the Lord and his people Christians, and Jews. We can’t help but be sad about all that we have known ending, even if we know we will one day be with the Lord. I do grieve for my country, it has been a blessed nation until evil men decided their agenda was more important than God’s. Pastor Hagee said “I know some of you have a case of the sads.” Don’t… the Lord prepares a beautiful place for us.

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