This is a phrase used often by the Christian media. I did not think it actually existed since people tend a lot of times to put God’s imprint on a lot of events. The Haitian earthquake for example is considered by many to be a manifestation of God’s anger. The recent events started to open my eyes. Even after the Kim Davis Incident, which was the arrest of a born again Christian woman who refused to substitute license marriage to gay couples based on her faith, I was still not convinced.
I was convinced there was war on Christianity after the Oregon massacre. When I heard about the shooting in the school which, as President Obama has stated, has become a routine, I thought it was for racial motive or the act of a crazy person. And then witnesses reported that the killer (Chris Harper Mercer) asked the hostages if they were Christians, and if they were, they are dead. After investigation, they did find out that he was mentally ill. But what kind of ill people target Christians?
Jesus mentioned that in the end of the days, those things will happen. He did not give any specifics, but the fact that no one is safe, especially Christians, gives us a hint about the second coming. War on Christianity is manifested in many ways. The first one is killing, obviously. A lot of Christians are being killed for their faith in the middle-eastern region. Nowadays, we can see that Muslims are being protected, but not Christians. Secondly, there is a growing number of Atheists. A leading research organization named the Barna Group said that 80 percent of people growing up in church will be disengaged before they turn 30. War on Christianity is also manifested by television shows that promote Homosexuality and fornication. Basically, every time someone did something that is against God’s words, they are attacking Christianity.
War on Christianity is not something new. There was the persecution of Church ever since it was founded. Saul who later became Paul was a great persecutor of the Christian faith. And after it kind of took a break for some reason where Christianity, particularly Catholicism, was very powerful. You could not have challenged their authority in any ways. Galileo Galilei and Martin Luther were punished because they dared taking position opposite to the Catholics’ beliefs.
What can Christians do? There’s physically nothing we can do. We would not take weapons and fight those who are attacking churches. Our only weapon is prayer. Praying God to make us strong, and if we have to die for him, then so be it.