Christian Persecution

Civil Disobedience and the Christian

The concept of civil disobedience is not new. Neither is the question of how far a government can go before the Christian is permitted to disobey. This concept of civil disobedience is/ought to be an escalation from the peaceful petition that ought to be the Christian’s first response to objectionable laws. Was Rosa Parks right […]

Stay the Course and Never Compromise!

In light of some of the recent posts and comments, I would like to share a few thoughts from my heart, but I want to do so by beginning with a story. Over five years ago, an unknown blogger started an unknown blog that would eventually become very well known with thousands of readers. The […]

How to stagnate the church: A dictator’s manual.

Dear atheistic, communistic dictator: Having trouble with that dastardly underground church spreading like wild fire? No matter how much you seize, imprison, torture, and execute those Christians, the church still keeps flourishing? Christians getting in the way of your nation’s “progressive” progress? Looking for a way to stamp out the spread of Christianity in your […]

Martial law and Romans 13.

How far is Romans 13:1-3 meant to be taken? There’s no denying that the government’s reach and control grows larger every day, individual  rights continue to erode, and the framework for the persecution of the church is being laid. So, does Romans 13 mean Christians are to unquestionably collude and cooperate with their coming persecutors? […]

What’s the Big Deal?

It is rather shocking to see this man arrested with no warning while reading the Bible in a public place. Here’s some further explanation from the Advocates for Faith and Freedom website—the lawyers handling the case for the Christians. Initially, when Mr. Mackey was arrested, the CHP officer stated that it was illegal to “preach […]

Tebow makes us uncomfortable.

Regardless of whether or not you like football, you will still like the clarity and keen observations presented in this USA Today article. Columnist Larry Taunton does a great job revealing that even in sports, the media’s bias propaganda machine against Christians is alive and well. Here’s an excerpt: “When it comes right down to […]

Execution – The Punishment for Faith in Christ

Well, the Muslims are at it again. Once again, they prove to the world that they are NOT the peace-loving people they claim to be. Their arrogance and hatred of Israel and Christians is shown clearly in recent news. Our government is wrong for allowing the Iranian president to come to this country to use […]

A Beautiful Picture of the Early Church

There is so much error in the record of Christian history, due to various factors – not the least of which is the temporal supremacy of the Roman Catholic “Church” for many years. Yet truth will not be wiped off the face of the Earth any more than God’s remnant – for He preserves His people […]

Quotes (888)

“It is in the gymnasium of affliction that men are modeled and fashioned in the beauty of holiness, and all their spiritual powers are trained for harmonious action. It was meet also that they should suffer, in order to complete their service. Like their Lord, they had to be made perfect through suffering; and if […]

Submission in the Workplace

In our third installment of Pastor Conrad Mbewe’s teaching from 1 Peter, this dear servant of the Lord continues to meddle in our business! Not only have we been taught the basic biblical principles of submission and authority, and why and how to submit to political authority, Pastor Mbewe now invades our inner sanctuary of […]

Christians are “legitimate targets.”

Believe it or not, but the “religion of peace” is still not living up to the title ascribed to it. “Just days after a brutal attack in a Catholic Church in Baghdad that killed more than 50 people, an Al Qaeda group in Iraq has declared all Christians ‘legitimate targets,’ calling for them to be […]

Another black cloud moving in from the horizon.

As a follow-up to The Brewing Storm and the Coming Demise of DefCon, Another Clap of Thunder, and I Feel Raindrops, I now submit for your consideration more proof of the coming storm of persecution against true Biblical Christianity. Although I don’t agree with everything he says (i.e. what appears to be his Dominionist view), […]

Helping our Persecuted Brethren with a Living Faith

I came across In Jesus’ Name Ministry today and it appears that they are doing a wonderful work to help the poor and persecuted Christians who live in the most hostile regions opposed to Jesus Christ and his word.  These being our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers whom we are to love not in […]

Two Evangelists Murdered in Florida

This story is from the Palm Beach Post. There is little information on what the beliefs of these men were. BOYNTON BEACH — Jeriah Woody executed two men who made the mistake of preaching religion to the 18-year-old, a witness has told police. Woody, who turned himself in to Boynton Beach police Wednesday, is charged […]

Second-grader sent home and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation for drawing a crucifix.

After a class was instructed to sketch something that reminded them of the Christmas holiday, one student drew a crucifix. Apparently, however, according to the godless government-run public school, not only did Christ’s birth have nothing to do with His birth (like they know anything about theology anyway), but it also warranted this child’s removal […]

Brookstone and the Homosexual Agenda

                      Brookstone, a store known for innovative gadgets, fired Peter Vadala from his sales position at the Logan Airport branch in Boston, MA.  Fired because Mr. Vadala stood up for his Christian faith and vocalized his disapproval of a homosexual union which a Brookstone female manager made repeated […]

Martyrdom of John Calas

We pass over many other individual maretyrdoms to insert that of John Calas, which took place as recently as 1761, and is an indubitable proof of the bigotry of popery, and shows that neither experience nor improvement can root out the inveterate prejudices of the Roman Catholics, or render them less cruel or inexorable to […]

I feel raindrops.

As a follow-up to The Brewing Storm and the Coming Demise of DefCon, and Another Clap of Thunder on the Horizon, here’s yet another sign of the times: See also: It’s a Free Country.

Sign the petition to free Gao Zhisheng

From ChinaAid, a Christian organization fighting religious persecution in China: Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, disappeared February 4, and was last seen being taken away by a dozen police officers. Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly kidnapped, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities, because he has defended the persecuted and has been an unyielding […]

Another clap of thunder.

The storm is coming folks. You simply can’t ignore the sounds of thunder on the horizon. HT: Slice of Laodicea

The Persecuted Church: China

1 Peter 4:12-19, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached […]

What Does It Cost You Today?

Persecution is coming and at what price will we in the west be willing to pay. NO, we are not talking about the persecution that fringe groups like the gay sodomite community like to proclaim that they and their perverted followers are undergoing. That is NOT persecution for the desire of that community is to […]

Remember our Persecuted Brethren Month!

In direct contradiction to the White House proclamation on sexual perversion celebration month, we here at DefCon declare that this is Remember our Persecuted Brethren Month! We know that persecution is coming from those who are opposed to the Lord Jesus Christ. We should not think it is strange as Peter told the believers of […]

Home Bible study illegal in San Diego?

WorldNet Daily in this post is reporting about government persecution of a home Bible study in San Diego, California. Here’s one quote from the article: “The Western Center for Law and Policy is troubled by this draconian move to suppress home Bible studies,” said the law center in a statement. “If the current trends in […]

The brewing storm and the coming demise of Defcon.

There’s something in the air. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but you can feel it. It’s not necessarily tangible but you can sense its impending approach. It is persecution. And not just “they-laughed-at-me-because-I-go-to-church” persecution that we’ve all come to consider as persecution here in America, but an intense, relentless, horrifying persecution. A […]

So easy, even a dog can do it!

And we humans have no compassion whatsoever to talk to our neighbors about Jesus Christ. They are lying in the roadway of hell, destined to be run over and consumed by Satan. Unless, we as Christians, are willing to go against the stream of traffic, and drag, pull, kick, whatever it takes, to bring our […]

“If we find any evidence you are a Christian, we will kill you.”

This death threat was uttered from an Iranian judge spoken to an underground Believer in Iran as quoted in the latest Voice of the Martyrs publication (2009 Special Issue page 8). It got me thinking about the difference between those who become Christians in nations where it means a death sentence, and those who become […]

Wasting no time.

From WorldNetDaily by Bob Unruh: President Obama had not even finished his inaugural address today before his agenda was posted on the WhiteHouse website, where he promised to “overturn” the Supreme Court’s precedents on discrimination claims and to demand new laws requiring employers to provide special protections for homosexuals and others with “gender” issues. Second […]

Seven Canadian students suspended for refusing to be indoctrinated.

WorldNetDaily is reporting that: Seven Christian students in Quebec have been handed suspensions in the last few days – and could face expulsions – for refusing to participate in a new mandatory Ethics and Religious Culture course that, according to a critic, is a “superficial mishmash of trendy theoretical platitudes” with the goal of convincing […]

Militant homosexuals bring the persecution.

I’ve decided to create a new category on DefCon entitled Christian Persecution. I foresee this phenomenon only increasing in the years to come in the West (it’s nothing new elsewhere in the world) and feel there’s no better time than now to begin chronicling it. So for our first entry in this new category I […]