Warner: It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Christian 

by Aaron Warner 

You, like me, may not even bother to look out the windows on a daily basis to lament the sad goings on in our world.  The level of impossible craziness seems to expand beyond the previous level as if some new law of the Momentum of Societal Insanity is about to be discovered.  It might explain how when society reaches a certain critical mass of behavioral insanity it grows algorithmically.  

Perhaps the best example of this is the sudden rise in hatred toward Christians in a historically and still predominately Christian nation.  A nation known for its global heroism and generosity. A nation that has been the most sought by those from around the world wanting to make a better life for their families.  A nation famous for both its political power and popularity that stands out above all other nations.  Why?  Because it was built by Christians who honor Christian principles of how to live and let live. 

Aaron Warner 

The founders of this country, despite what your Ivy League revisionist history professor would have you believe, were radically in favor of biblical standards for guiding civic life.  It cannot be hidden no matter how they try that the days leading up to the ratifying of our constitution were guided by men, many of whom though not Christian, were completely agreed the Bible is the best standard by which to shape a society. 

How do we know?  It’s in their letters, and the letters of those who witnessed them kneel in prayer for hours upon hours asking the God of the Bible to help them construct the fairest and freest society on earth, and that He might bless their undertaking.  He did and He still does.  

Even in the hundred or so years following the birth of the United States we see this is true in the writings of justices who explain the virtue or principle of the laws they adjudicate carry not the weight of common sense or reason alone but the authority of scripture.  Christ, His Good Book, and His followers are the fundamental bedrock and lifeblood of the American vision and the American dream. 

Ironically the very fabric of what has made the United States so special is now under constant attack.  From the founders to the faithful living among us the onslaught is daily. It’s not just a war of words it is now a war with weapons.  This weekend marks the first ever Trans Day of Vengeance to be held in Washington D.C. and the ostensible target, as with virtually every other focal point of our cultural clashes, is the values of Christian society.  Even tiny school children are targeted for their standing as Christians, not in the Middle East or northern Nigeria, but in Nashville, Tennessee – the literal heartland of the United States.  

All of this is aimed at tamping out the embers from the conflagration of the last few years.  After gay marriage was approved it was time to go after conservative Christians.  Attack the family, attack the “patriarchy” (re: fathers), attack polite society, attack parents, attack education, attack cis women, attack biology – attack reality itself.  Not Christian reality – actual reality.  The goal is to so thoroughly destabilize and demoralize the country that it lay exhausted from the fight unable to resist the New World Order. 

It would seem, from all of this, it could not be a worse time to be a Christian in America.  

However the stunning beauty of Christianity is that, other than the awesome glory of Christ Himself, it expects all of these things to happen.  Why?  Because the very book about the very Savior Himself told us, in detail, that it would:  

“… You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of meAt that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24: 4-14)

Rather than recoil at the apparent horror of these things we Christians are told to be encouraged by them: 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:3 & 4)

The James who wrote this passage is none other than the brother of Jesus, who thought his brother was crazy for claiming to be the Messiah, only to become a believer and die as a result of his faith after seeing his crucified brother resurrected. 

In fact it is the resurrected Christ who we celebrate this coming Easter that sealed the martyrdom of essentially all of his disciples who were willing to die horrible deaths at the hands of evil people because they would not deny what they knew to be true – Jesus was alive thus proving He is God. 

This is the reason for the hope that we have.  

So as the world seemingly spins out of control, and the focus of the hate of nations turns on Christians, and the most powerful people on the planet openly conspire to enslave the human race, and those sworn to expose the corrupt are instead complicit in their conspiracies, as truth is cast aside for narcissistic feelings of entitlement, and the nations are rattling their sabers like never before…it could not be a better time to be a Christian.  Why? 

It is yet more proof that every single word in the Bible is true and therefore so is the Author.  The same Author who assures us He knows the count of the very hairs on our heads, and that He knows our needs and will meet them in this life and the next.  He tells us to not be afraid so many times it would be silly if we were.  Not because we can overcome but because He has and He will.  

Even better, He told us all of this craziness would happen – it has and it is right in front of our very eyes.   Right after that He told us He will come again. He will.

The author is a fitness expert living in Hartford.

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10 replies »

  1. Thank you for reminding me of why I’ve believed in God all through my life. Sometimes I have felt that I was wrong and the world was right you gave me back peace of mind.

  2. Thank you! I’m blessed that generations before me were Christians and generations after me will go forth as Christians .People today have been lied to about who God is and how amazing our blessed constitution in America is. Justice for all !

  3. To offer Christianity as a fix to the insanity in our world is also insane.

    • You clearly didn’t read the article. It doesn’t offer Christianity as a fix to the insanity in our world. It expressly states the world will descend into greater insanity and Christians will be targeted as a result – which is ipso facto happening – I cite the evidence with links. Christ offers redemption through Him. Christianity will die with the insane world. It will never solve the problems. It only points to Christ who, having proved Himself, will make all things new.

      To comment on an article you either didn’t read or didn’t understand as insane, is dumb.

      • I definitely read the article. I believe Christianity or any other religion for that matter fills an important role in society, it gives some people who struggle with reality some sense of hope even if based on fantasy. Hate the real world and long for the next one which can never be substantiated this is the Christian way. I think the evidence strongly suggests humans created god. The recent shooting you speak of in Nashville, was god watching? I understand it’s a ridiculous question but so is the idea.

    • Christianity is as divided as it was in the days Jesus walked the earth. Divided by religious doctrines, governments, elders, priests, and scribes. Those who condemn the believers of Jesus Christ are no different today then yesterday. Those who deny the existence of God cannot prove He does not exist. The Bible, being the first book and the only book for a time in human history, is forever trying to be debunked and never succeeds over millenia. Perhaps because the prophesies continue to manifest over the same millenia. Hence, the prophets are the most hated (feared) of all.

      John 15: 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

      Insanity is the work of man under the guise of evil. As history proves time and time again, the “fix” is when evil empires collapse. Our time is no different. We are nothing more than a blip of time in a timeline.

      For man, those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. We all have freewill. We are given the Word as a guide to the future. How to prosper and be free of the ways of the wicked. The choice is yours alone to make. Considering the dispositon of the non-believers (miserable, empty, malcontent vessels) it isn’t a surprise that more people are seeking God and crying out for Jesus Christ than ever before.

  4. I can’t make myself believe we’re on the brink of climate catastrophe.
    I can’t make myself believe that a woman is anyone who says they are.
    I can’t make myself believe that Donald Trump is simultaneously a Machiavellian genius, and completely moron.
    I can’t make myself believe that George Floyd didn’t die from the 3x lethal dose of fentanyl in his bloodstream.
    I can’t make myself believe that racism has nothing to do with race.

    Sadly, I also can’t make myself believe the religious stories of the older established religions.

    However, I have no trouble believing that people who do believe in the story of Jesus Christ make much, much better neighbors than the adherents of this new cult taking over the anglosphere. If I have to choose which religion I don’t believe in to inoculate my children against Wokeism… I dunno… Mormons seem pretty wholesome.

    • Interesting thoughts. You are in the minority, because you think for yourself. This new and unimproved woke culture has taken on a religious fervor it feels like the second wave of the inquisition. As for any religion they operate on the same basic principles of telling you what to think and what to do. The best we can do for ourselves is think critically and question and recognize the B S in the first place.

      • Craig I don’t know anyone who truly doesn’t think for themselves. The question is do they think critically or do they merely adopt popular or persuasive opinions.

        You’re not wrong about the the woke reminding of the inquisition, but the analogy is closer. It’s a redoubling of the national socialists in Germany, the communist inquisitions in Russia, Cambodia and China, etc. The thought policing and politically correct and approved speech, re-writing of history, toppling of statues, and well funded “peasant” uprisings are all markers.

        Religion without a genuine relationship with God is meaningless. It will descend into both types of inquisition – catholic or pagan. Man merely coopts the doctrines and assumes control rather than learning the deeper spiritual applications of God’s teaching and submits to God’s will – not man’s.

        God is the perfect Creator. All that is awesome and magnificent about the universe is evidence of His power and genius. The beauty of sunsets, the scent of flowers, the flight of birds, the babbling of brooks, the coolness of a breeze, the majesty of the ocean, the way of a man with a woman, the joy of laughing children and the exhilaration of personal triumph. When you come to know the One who is responsible for all of this it becomes easy to submit to Him because He is perfectly good. Furthermore, I can think for myself and do whatever I want, but I find that letting Him guide my thinking and actions results in exactly what He says in Romans 12:1&2:

        “Therefore I urge you dear brothers and sisters in view of God’s mercy to give your bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God. This is your true and proper worship. Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. Then you will be able to test and approve of God’s good and pleasing and perfect will.”

        By surrendering enough to discover these good and pleasing and perfect experiences it never grows old. I am 20+ years into my walk with God and He has never let me down. He also has never forced me to think or do anything. He tells me to hear Him out and, if I’m wise, obey. Obedience leads to blessings of a kind you can’t possibly understand until you do.

        I was resistant to Him for 30 years. It got me bitterness, emptiness and failure. Once I surrendered to His call everything changed for the better. Despite the encroaching inquisition, the disasters all around and the obvious anti-human agenda throughout the globe, knowing God gives a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6&7).

        I’ll take twenty years of good, pleasing and perfect experiences and peace in the storms of life any day. How could you not want that?

        I hope some day you do.