Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why the "Hate Crime Bill" Will Change NOTHING For Committed Christians

By now, most of us Christians in America understand the true underlying reasons behind the HATE CRIME BILL. In reality, it's MAJOR purpose has nothing to do with addressing actual criminal acts of hatred. Motivation for this legislation and the rabid desire to get it passed at whatever cost, goes much deeper than that.

Rather, this hate crime legislation is largely itself an act of hatred against the Word of God and the Christians who obey this word of God, and against their Savior, Jesus Christ the Messiah, Who commands Christians to OBEY this Word of God. This is what it is really all about.

Sinners are often "offended" by the Word of God being preached to them regarding their sinful lifestyles and choices. Often homosexuals do not appreciate the sincere word of God regarding their choices. Women seeking abortions do not appreciate Christian pro-lifers seeking to share alternatives to abortion while counseling at abortion clinics. Non-Christians (including Jews) often do not appreciate Christians trying to share the Word of God with them.

The true underlying motive behind this hate crime bill is to actually attempt to criminalize sincere Christians, who are NOT motivated by hate but rather the love of God to warn others, for obeying the Word of God!

And so such elements hostile to our Christian liberties in America seek to destroy them by whatever means possible. This includes the ACLU ("Anti-Christ Labor Union") and the ADL and many other anti-freedom factions working non-stop to destroy our historical Christian liberties throughout our nation today.

And that is what the hate crime bill legislation is REALLY about in the truest sense. Such people, guilty themselves of the hate crime of hating Christians, Christianity, and the God and Jesus Christ behind it, are seeking to destroy our cherished religious freedoms, including freedom of speech, in America today.

What everyone needs to understand is, IF the HATE CRIME BILL IS SOMEHOW SUCCESSFULLY PASSED, it will change NOTHING for the genuine Bible-based Christian.

As committed Christians, we realize that our religious liberties and obligations did not originate with the laws of mankind. They came from HIGHER COURT, of God Almighty and His eternal Word, and His commandments that cannot be broken.

As committed Christians, we realize the JESUS CHRIST has called us unto liberty and has SET US FREE.Christians have been persecuted in nation after nation for 2000 years now, for upholding the HIGHER AND ETERNAL LAWS of the LIVING GOD and obeying His Son's commandments, rather then the unjust laws of men that contradict God's higher laws.

The Apostle Peter, when told by the religious leaders of his day to desist from preaching about JESUS CHRIST, had the right answer:
Acts 5:29-Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, "We ought to obey God rather than men." Amen.

EVEN IF THE HATE CRIME BILL IS PASSED, guess what? NOTHING has changed in HEAVEN! And the BIBLE has not been suddenly altered to meet their demands!

The Almighty God does not change His mind nor His word to appease the will of wicked men. And as committed Christians, our status with God and Jesus Christ remains the same.

IF THIS HATE BILL PASSES, we as Christians bound to God's HIGHER laws are still required to CONFESS JESUS CHRIST before men. We are still required to PREACH THE WORD OF GOD UNCOMPROMISING. We are still commanded to call SINNERS TO REPENTANCE, and to call sin, SIN, even as Jesus did without compromise.We are still held to obedience to the HIGHER LAWS OF GOD and His Son Jesus Christ.

Persecution may indeed follow our obedience. But did not Jesus Christ say, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for RIGHTEOUSNESS' SAKE, for THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN..."? He did indeed.

The bottom line is, we as Christians are commanded to OBEY GOD'S WORD regardless of persecution, attack, imprisonment, or even death results from our faithful obedience.This is the legacy of the true Church of Jesus Christ for 2000 years now, and nothing will change.

My fellow Christians in America, can you RISE TO THE OCCASION and stand firm in God's truth if this bill DOES get passed?

Listen: I have lost more than one job in my life, for refusing to be SILENT ABOUT MY FAITH on the job. I have faced threats of being thrown into solitary confinement for months at a time during my years of pro-life outreach and going to jail/prison, for refusing to stop my Christian outreach in one prison in NC.

Frankly, throughout ALL of my 38 years of my Christian walk, in various ministries, I have periodically known the sufferings of Jesus Christ and the reality of embracing the cross to follow Him. I have endured death threats and abduction attempts, poisoning, threats against my ministry and my reporting, theft of my ministry tools, and many hardships throughout the years. But this in itself is nothing to boast of: this IS normal discipleship and nothing more!


(I presume that if even JESUS CHRIST could get persecuted for speaking the truth and defying the authorities of HIS day, so can we!)

And for the genuine Christians of this nation, nothing will change if the Hate Crime Bill gets passed. It is simply time for the Christians of this nation, many spoiled by centuries of religious freedoms, to learn what it really means to deny self, EMBRACE THE CROSS and follow Jesus.

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." II Tim. 3:12.

-Pamela Schuffert

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