Well, I might as well throw my predictions into the mix – they’re as valid as anyone in CNN’s mostly progressive, God-demeaning pot.
We will see growing Islamic subversive influences in our government and educational institutions, along with
a growing tolerance for Islamization in our legal and regulatory systems.
We will see continuing confusion about who/what we are fighting overseas. We will continue to be blind to the root cause of our conflicts: the historical, orthodox Islamic ideology, the hundreds of millions who promote it, and the preponderance of US political leaders who continue to ignore and wish it away, facilitating Islamic advances by propping up Islamic leaders and nations.
We will see continuing liberalization of Christianity in America, liberalization of the social liberal sort, as in promoting not only diversity but perversity.
We will see an increase in demeaning, mean-spirited, holier-than-thou (well, maybe “more popular than thou”) persecution of conservative Christians who are deemed by secularists, liberal Christians and their allies as being too narrow, bigoted, and intolerant. It will become increasingly apparent and increasingly strange that the persecutors are less tolerant than those they accuse of intolerance.
Christians (in spirit, not in name only) who will feel increasingly shunned by the prevailing culture will understand more clearly the meaning of the word “remnant” as used in the Holy Scriptures. Christians are going to experience what it feels like to be a Jew as well as the importance of faithfulness to our Savior.
An excellent book on the topic of the State government usurping the role of churches in all things moral is Erwin Lutzer’s new book “When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons from Nazi Germany.” There are more similarities than most people imagine between how Hitler treated the churches and what is going on in “Christian” America.
C. S. Lewis wrote prophetically about the tyrants and the persecution awaiting Christians today:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive… Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience… In reality, however, we must face the possibility of bad rulers armed with a Humanitarian theory of punishment… We know that one school of psychology already regards religion as a neurosis. When this particular neurosis becomes inconvenient to government, what is to hinder government from proceeding to “cure” it? Such a “cure” will, of course, be compulsory; but under the Humanitarian theory it will not be called by the shocking name of Persecution.Happy New Year!