Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Liberal Tolerance That Wasn't

We live in a rural area of Kansas, far from the booming Kansas City, Wichita, or Topeka areas.  Our little corner has a university and is working toward a casino.  We have churches of all types and flavors, lots of farms, lots of small businesses.

We also have lots of liberalism for a conservative state.

This morning while thumbing through the local newspaper, hubby and I ran across an article that highly praised the social work student group on the campus of Pittsburg State University, which is just a few miles away.  What did they do that was so glorious as to get a glowing article?

They held signs and circled a street preacher, working hard to keep people away from him and keep people from hearing the Gospel.

These are mostly 20 something young adults who have no life experience besides the classroom, who have been brainwashed by liberal professors that anyone who is a Christian, who believes in the Gospel according to Jesus Christ, who trusts the Bible, who is conservative--is crazy.  These are the people who will go into the family services system, who will be in various positions throughout the state, and who will decide who gets to keep their children or not.  They will be the next group of social workers in the news for breaking apart families for homeschooling or teaching about Christ.

I am glad the street preacher didn't give up!  Surely someone heard the Gospel though him, and that seed was planted.

Now, are we brave enough to do the same?


Shared at:  Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth, What Joy Is Mine, Darling Downs Diaries, The Modest Mom, The Beauty In His Grip, My Joy Filled Life, Teaching What Is Good, So Much At Home

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9 comments:

  1. Jesus said "They hated ME, they will hate you also.." In that sense, it's good to have enemies (if it's persecution for following Jesus). I was just thinking of the awesome January weather we had a few days ago as well....I felt like God was giving me a little glimpse of His glory, to encourage me through a typical, yet dreary Wyoming winter. I think there is a lesson here....we are to keep our eyes on the Lord's wonderful promises & rewards ahead of us, even when the culture is very discouraging & gloomy. God is faithful to us & does not want us to grow weary...I love how He offers encouragements at just the right time! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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    1. That is so true, Cynthia! Jesus told us we would be hated because people hate Him. The weather was great, and I'm hoping that some seed hit fertile ground during those days out on the oval. God is faithful and surely there will be a harvest. :)

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  2. I pray also that Gods word was heard that day. Let us remember to stand and not grow weary. Thanks for sharing this, blessings

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  3. That is the question I have been making myself lately, will I be brave enough?
    It seems so certain that we will have to stand up for our faith, and suffer the consequences. Like Peter wrote, we should answer patiently to whomever asks you about our faith. So that if we are persecuted, it will be because of our faith and not because our temper. And it will be glorious to suffer for that faith, just like Our Lord did.

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    1. We really are getting to where we are going to have to know what we believe and why we believe it, as we will have to stand for Him if we are true Christians. There are many who won't, who will deny Him, or like the heathens, mock Him.

      At church, our Pastor is going through the marks of a true New Testament church, what we believe according to the Bible, and how to be able to tell others. I think that is very important, to be able to share, whether proclaiming it on the university, on a blog, in person over a cup of tea, or where ever. :) We most likely will be persecuted if the Lord tarries His return for us, so we need to know how to handle it as He did, as the Apostles did, and how many persecuted Christians do now.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. How very disheartening... Perhaps that brave preacher was able to drop a few seeds in those young people. Perhaps our daily testimony will do the same... Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. I hope he was able to as well. That article had me flustered for days. The school even sent home copies of the newspaper with that article on the cover, which made us even more flustered, as it mocks the preacher, and in turn our Lord. There's many men out there just like him trying to help university students come to Jesus, we need to pray hedges of protection for them as they go telling others about Him.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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