Signs of the Times



The Bible shows that there have always been persecutions, especially of those who try to live godly lives. TheJewish people were persecuted for their faith. The Early Church was also persecuted and a great number of believers were killed because of their belief in Jesus Christ. Even in more recent times persecution has been common. Mostof the early colonists in the United States came here to escape persecution from their European neighbors!

Wars are usually persecution taken to its next dreadful level. Jesus said that persecution will increase, especially during the Tribulation in the future.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.- Matthew 24:9

Most of the terrifying events of the Tribulation are building up during this present time, which Jesus called "The beginning of birth pains." Ethnic wars, terrorism and anti-Christian philosophies contribute to an ever-growingtoll of suffering and death.

Experts estimate that that between 100 and 200 million Christians around the globe are currently suffering for their faith, especially in communistic and Islamic countries. This persecution takes many forms: imprisonment, abuse, hostilities, and even death.

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- Report: Taliban Killing People Found with Bibles on Their Phones

July 19, 2021 -
The Taliban is killing people in Afghanistan they find with copies of the Bible on their mobile phones, a Christian non-profit announced on Tuesday.
Source: Breitbart

Prophetic Significance of Persecution

Significance of Persecution in Prophecy

Biblical passages address the beginning of the end

July 9, 2021 -
According to a poll conducted by the Joshua Fund, about 44% of Americans see the coronavirus pandemic and this year’s economic roller coaster as either a wake-up call to faith, a sign of God’s coming judgment, or both.
Source: Tom May - News and Tribune

In the Day of Trouble

July 11, 2021 - “Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind.” Romans 1:28
A deep darkness is settling over the world. Deadly deceptions flow through our televisions, smartphones, radios, and across the vast pages of the internet.
Source: Hal Lindsey

Why Pastors Are Stepping Down – and What Congregations Can Do to Help

July 9, 2021 -
But as a pastor myself, and one who is in the thick of ministry with other pastors, I can tell you that far more pastors are quitting now than in 2019.
Source: Mike Leake - Crosswalk

World War ???

April. 16, 2021 -
We live in increasingly perilous times. In fact, the world seems poised on the precipice of the worst period of tribulation ever seen ... But before that terrible period begins, God will snatch away His people...
Source: The Hal Lindsey Report

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Equality Act Would Mean the 'Effective Death of Religious Liberty' In America, Mohler Warns

Mar. 16, 2021 - Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote in The Public Discourse that the Equality Act could bring "the effective death of religious liberty” in America.
The bill, H.R. 5, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – a law that was passed to confront racial discrimination – by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes...
Source: Michael Foust - Christian Headlines

Cancel culture: Is banning the Bible next?

Mar. 14, 2021 -
The terror of "woke" cancel culture knows no bounds. First... Disney children's movies, Mr. Potato Head, and Dr. Seuss. Soon enough, they will come after the Bible for its "racist" and "gender-backward" content.
Source: David M. Weinberg -Israel Hayom

Going on Offense

Mar. 6, 2021 - Ephesians 6:12 - “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Today, many followers of Jesus feel banged up and beaten down. American Christians see an unprecedented assault on their religious liberty. And it’s worse in other parts of the world.
Source: Hal Lindsey

FBI Memo Warns of Potential for Violence in All 50 States on Inauguration Day

Jan. 12, 2021 -
The FBI has also received information in recent days on a group calling for ‘storming’ state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day.
Source: Townhall

Parler CEO: Tech Companies Coordinated Plan to Close Us Down

Jan. 10, 2021 -
The silencing of conservative speech on social media has spiraled into a "coordinated effort" by big tech to close down Parler... CEO John Matze ..."This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill the competition in the marketplace."
Source: Newsmax

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Links About Persecution


Legalize Jesus
Morning Star News
Religious Freedom - Christian Post
World Watch Monitor
Worthy Network
Persecution of Christians - Wikipedia
Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World - Newsweek
Amnesty International
Bible League
Christian Freedom International
Christians In Crisis
Compas Direct
Defend Christians
Hudson Institute's Center For Religious Freedom
Human Rights Watch
International Christian Concern
International Day of Prayer For The Persecuted Church
Open Doors International - Brother Andrew
Persecution Project
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The Rutherford Institute
The Thomas More Law Center

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