Supposedly some Islamist bought a textbook company and eliminated Christian history from history books except for the crusades and add the seven pillars of Islam, which I have heard some schools teaching this. It is a mystery why women who fought for their rights have done this, is it the sprit of the anti-Christ which the apostle John has said is in the world. What can we say about LGBT rights and Christian rights aren't both persecuted by Sharia law. Can one live and work in the United States of America and hold a Biblical worldview and not suffer persecution for it. I have to say some places you can and some places you can't. Isaiah 59:14 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Honestly persecution is not something taught in the teachings of Christ in my opinion, freedom is however, He came to set the captives free.
So what is holding you captive, listened to Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church preaching on child abuse its rampant in society in all ethic religious groups the huge percentage of young girls abused and then teen years it continues. Any large church you can be sure there are some abused and abusers in the congregation. I would hope its better inside the church than outside but Dr. Lutzer didn't say the best I can remember. Read yesterday on one blog that 15000 pastors resign each year many for sexual issues, porn is a huge problem among all strata of men. Just kind of adding this to let you know I am not picking on any one group.
I try not to be liberal or conservative but biblical, but am frequently finding myself on the conservative side simply because they are carrying the banner for some of the issues I adhere too, however uncomfortable they are with me and I with them. War makes strange bedfellows as we can see from what is going on in the world today.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. ie love will continue. God bless agape philio James Reid Ross