Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for us to hear in the news about people being arrested because of their faith in Jesus Christ. This is becoming even more a widespread event in various countries around the world. Christians are being tortured, killed, and imprisoned for professing and believing in the name of Jesus. Many countries around the world are stripped of their rights when it comes to religion. So, one may be a little disturbed by what took place right here in America.
Many Americans have been noticing the changes that are taking shape in our country. What once was known as the land of the free, is now becoming a land unrecognizable to most. Our constitution has always, for the most part, protected Americans when it came to freedom of speech and religion. It was also common to attend church revivals outside. So, what has changed? Why did a Missouri preacher get arrested for preaching the gospel outside in the public square?
Jesus took His messages to the streets. It was where He taught the Holy Scriptures of God; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was where He demonstrated the very love of God through His many acts of healing. The Pharisees would often times go to these outdoor revivals just to try and find fault in the things that Jesus taught about; trying to find grounds for arresting Him. However, they couldn't find any fault, because there was nothing that Jesus did or said that was contrary to the Word of God. Even up to His death, there was no fault found.
Pastor Aaron Brummit , along with two other members from Lighthouse Anabaptist Church, was arrested for preaching too loudly. The officers were said to have become more agitated when Brummit informed them of his rights. Brummit also states that he has complied with every law, and that there were no legal grounds for the arrest. So, why is this happening in America?
Matthew 24:9, "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake." Luke 21:12, "But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake." What is happening in America is exactly what Jesus said would happen. We must continue to pray! If you have not asked Jesus Christ into your heart, please do so now while there is still time!
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