“In their very deaths they were made the subjects of sport: for they were covered with the hides of wild beasts, and worried to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses, or set fire to, and when the day waned, burned to serve for the evening lights.”
The prior quote is one that speaks about persecution. More specifically, the quote speaks about the persecution of Christians during the time of the Roman Empire, under the rule of Nero. Christians are not unfamiliar with persecution, but living in an advanced country, and in a modern time, we often forget just how vile humanity can be.
With this laid back attitude, when we see stories of American Christians being pressured and attacked, we tend to dismiss them as one-off problems. We disregard these things as rare. That’s a dangerous mistake.
Kenneth Reyes, a Christian chaplain in the military, is being persecuted for speaking about Christianity. The MRFF (Military Religious Freedom Foundation) has descended upon Reyes for an article he wrote in which he quoted a phrase made famous by President Eisenhower. The quote is as follows:
“I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth that there are no atheists in the foxholes.”
Read more at Last Resistance. By Frank Camp.