Washington Times: If you’re a Christian business owner who dares give money to a charitable cause grounded in traditional morality, your company will be targeted, protested and shut down. Your restaurant will be shuttered. Your bakery will be shunned. Your flower shop will be attacked. Faithful and devout Christians are now officially considered a cultural embarrassment. They are a pariah that must be removed from the market square. They cannot be tolerated. They must be barred. Under the rainbow banner of “inclusion,” Christians are now excluded from speaking, buying or selling in the arena of public life.
On March 22, the San Antonio City Council announced with great pride and fanfare it was officially banning Chick-fil-A from doing business in the San Antonio International Airport over what it called the fast-food chain’s “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” more …
Opinion: Not only does Chick-fil-A not discriminate against LGBTQ persons as employees or customers, the company’s main offense to the left is contributing to christian charities and causes. Take a look at hypocrisy in action:
“With this decision [to exclude faithful Christians], the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of inclusion.” San Antonio City Councilman Roberto Trevino.
So if it isn’t in deference to LGBTQ, it is Islam. Either way Christians are being maligned and persecuted. Just imagine for a moment what it will be like once the church is taken up (1 Thess. 4:16-17). Imagine how the climate Nazis and the LGBTQ community will celebrate.
But there is another group that will be even more in the cross-hairs of the progressive left once the church is out of the way, and that is Zionist Jews. The anti-Israel crowd will be free to boycott, divest and sanction to their hearts’ content. The demand for all lands taken in 1967 to be handed to Arabs who call themselves Palestinians will be deafening. The faithful church of Jesus Christ, as described in Revelation 3:8-10 will gone.
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
It is the open door to the throne room of Jesus that John is called in Revelation 4:1 “Come up hither” that models the rapture. The restrainer, the Holy Spirit who indwells believers, will also be gone (3 Thess. 2:7) and the time of testing will begin.
(see Two Trains chapter 3 here)