Jan MarkellRadio Host, Understanding the Times Radio
We are often reminded there is a huge difference between Biblical Christianity and American Christianity. The church today hardly resembles Acts 2 and the early church to whom Paul wrote letters of instruction. This morning we give you a glimpse of where American Christianity may be headed as it continues to model itself after Humanist thought and allow itself to fall under the influence of secular government. We look at the government of Sweden–one of those socialist utopias progressives often point to–that has effectively neutralized true Christianity.
First, we are joined by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views and Understanding the Times Radio to discuss the disturbing trends we see in America and the church. The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.” 2 Tim. 3:1
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Also, have you heard about this recent story in which a federal government agency is threatening to fire a Christian employee of 14 years for declining to watch an LGBT “diversity and inclusivity” training video?
David Hall, a 42-year-old explained that his Christian convictions are that sodomy is not healthy, normal or good for people, maintaining that the so-called “training” violated his sincerely held religious beliefs.
A call to support sin? The 17-minute video that reportedly promotes the LGBT agenda on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer issues was brought before Hall by his supervisors, who instructed him to view it – giving him no option to decline. When Hall declined the agency’s order to take part in the LGBTQ agenda training, his superiors gave him an official reprimand for his refusal before suspending him without pay – due to his “intolerance.”
Hall argues that the United States Constitution guarantees his right to hold to his religious belief and not be forced by the government to submit to its anti-Christian teachings. Americans for Truth President Peter LaBarbera insists that Hall should be commended by fellow believers for his bold stand for his faith.
“David Hall is a hero,” LaBarbera insisted when interviewed by LifeSiteNews. “He is absolutely correct: LGBT ‘diversity’ sessions and films are NOT truly ‘diverse’ because they disrespect or ignore faith-based and moral opposition to homosexualism and transsexualism.”
The Christian leader appreciates Hall’s candid depiction of the situation, corroborating his biblically backed perspective that LGBTQ behavior is a clearly a sin and should not be embraced by Christians as a perfectly moral lifestyle.
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:25-26
But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; 20 for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19-20
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