Real Christian Church Could Be Forced Underground In Coming Years Unless Believers Rise Up

By: Sonia Eizenhoefer 0 Comments   9/28/2012

Could the real Christian church be forced underground? If our nation continues in the direction it’s going it is a possibility. We are currently losing our freedoms and need to fight to keep them.  

First, let’s define what a real Christian Church is: Christians are to represent Christ and follow after Him and His ways.  

They are to carefully follow the Ten Commandments in the bible which shows they really love Him and lead others to follow Him. Churches that teach others directly from the bible to be like Jesus and encourage them to abide in Him and His love are true churches.  

They will know we are Christians by our love John 13:35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (NKJ). 

So Churches that are in competition with one another and not walking in unity could be a clue to what that pastor is teaching or preaching. We are to submit to one another. Dr. Bill Hammon explains this well in his book Eternal Church:  

“Ministers are the key to unity. The saints cannot produce unity. It can only be done by ministers. The leadership, the shepherds leading the sheep, must willingly submit themselves to one another in the fear of God and in the love of the Lord Jesus. Saints are not against mixing and mingling in unity and fellowship. It is the fearful, proud, personal kingdom building, insecure, and possessive preachers who are the number one problem (Hammon, 2003).  

Next, let’s examine the current direction our country is headed. It is following a belief of “Do whatever feels good” they give no regard to right or wrong. There is a trend of “anything goes” and so our society has become very perverted and is without morals.  

People are doing things openly that they used to be and should still be ashamed of. There is no longer a fear of God or his justice. It is no longer popular to be a Christian and many are afraid to speak the truth because of rejection. They might be attacked from those who are afraid of their evil deeds being exposed.  

John 3:20 For everyone practicing evil hated the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed (NKJ).  

J.D. Longstreet, a long time 30 year veteran of broadcasting news, explains the state of our government.  

“As much as it pains me to say this – America is no longer a Christian nation. At least, America’s government no longer governs by men and women who base their convictions on the Judeo-Christian code of laws and beliefs (Longstreet).” 

Finally, let’s look at what is under attack: The freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to bear arms, to name a few. When the right to assemble is under attack then the true Christian Church will have to go underground. I will address two of these freedoms under attack now, the freedom of speech and religion:  

Today there is a push not to offend anyone and political correctness was created to improve relations among people of different cultures. In the process no one is being honest anymore it is hard to deal with issues when everyone is afraid to offend someone.  

Then hate speech laws have tried to keep the mouth of any Christian closed. Most Christians know right and wrong because of reading the bible, but if they speak the truth it is considered “Hate Speech”. I know the truth hurts, but if it is spoken in love that isn’t hate but love because the truth sets people free.  

Most of the time a Christian is just trying to save others from hell and destruction. So this ties in with the attack of our freedom of religion.  

The pressure from the immoral culture around us has been an outright attack against our freedom of religion. The denominations that have caved in and allowed homosexuality within their leadership are not true churches. They are no longer following the bible or the Lord’s direction.  

It is OK for one who is a homosexual to go to church of any denomination because under the power of the written word of God being preached accurately they will not be able to stay the same. Just like a promiscuous person goes to church cannot continue to live in that lifestyle because the conviction of sin causes them to change.  

Everyone that goes to a true Christian Church is to be embraced where they are at even if they have sinned. Romans 3:23 For we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NKJ ). 

Addicts, those who have committed adultery, those who have lied, stolen, even murderers etc… All can be forgiven of their sins. Thankfully God loves us enough to help us change and doesn’t keep us that way. He gives us freedom from these sins and teaches us a better way.  

These words might offend some and they could try and stop the truth from being written. Pastors have felt pressure to water down their messages in the pulpit too, in order to draw more people in. But by doing this the Word of God becomes twisted and no longer has an impact.  

Kevin Lewis, associate professor of Theology and Law at Biola University, states:  

“Given past salvation history, I believe we will see more lost battles. But we also know that when the enemy actually touches the church, the people of God will awaken from their happy, evangelical slumber and seek new leadership. The current leadership is simply not doing the job necessary to win; and past leadership has failed.” 

So, Christian leaders simply need to stay engaged with our community and not allow the secular society to take over.

“To remain “above” ground in America, the Protestant church needs to equip and train a new generation of Christian leaders in every sector of life, from the field of medicine to law (Lewis).”  

If Christians were more involved with every sector it would decrease the chances of persecution in our nation. If we don’t get more involved persecution will get worse.

This is obvious to those trying to live a moral life. They make others feel uncomfortable by not giving into the corruption. It takes great courage and boldness to live a moral and pure life today.

Those who truly want to follow Jesus will find a way to assemble with other Christians. If the leaders of churches give into pressure and water down the message of the bible we can no longer attend a church being led by a person who is going contrary to the bible.

We are the church and we can discern the Word and read it for ourselves. We don’t need a denomination or a building to continue following Jesus. He will teach us all truth.  

John 16:13 However, when He, the spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come (NKJ).

There is hope that leaders are working together and becoming aware of what needs to be done:  

“WASHINGTON – A group of pastors launched a new evangelical network Tuesday in the hopes of reaching American churches that have fallen into liberal ideology and encouraging a full return back to conservative values and principles (Stephanie Samuel).”

I believe that a great spiritual awakening is coming to this nation and we will stand up for our freedoms and teach others to do the same. Hopefully our freedoms won’t be taken away and we won’t have to go underground like other real Christian churches have throughout the world.  

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