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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A trend in the western world

There has been a trend that is just months away here in the United States. Racial and Religious Tolerence legislation. In Australia, the state of Victoria passed legislation that that makes it illegal to talk negatively about other races or religions. Case in point; two pastors who lecture on how to reach Muslims with the Gospel were convicted of 'vilifying Islam.'

In the United Kingdom, they're considering similar legislation. In fact, second reading was approved last week and is now in committee. Most everyone agrees the bill will be approved and more religious freedom will be eroded in a country with much religious history.

In Canada, similar legislation was approved. Their law in essence makes portions of Scripture 'hate speech' because it condemns homosexuality.

It's obvious that the desire to have peace is only causing more divisiveness in the world. Since pluralism is running rampant around the world and there are no absolutes (in the minds of many) it's opened the door for religious oppression and it's only a matter of time until it hits the US.

Actually, it already has. No more school prayer. Religious symbols are being removed left and right from the public square and Christians are being labeled as extremists and intolerant. What does this mean? It's only a matter of time until the Lord returns. I can hardly wait.

In the mean time, let's be strong and courageous in proclaiming the Gospel.

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