Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Media Silence on Persecuted Church is Deafening

With these shockingly dreadful things happening to our precious brothers and sisters in Christ in India it is staggering to asses the media silence on the issue. Do you really think the media would be so silent if it was the Christians perpetrating all the violence. We should not kid ourselves about this. Jesus said "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you" (John 15:18-19).

Not only that, it is worth noting how "liberal christians" (an oxymoron if ever there was one) happily rant away about global warming, the virtues of Barack Obama, and stopping the war in Iraq all the while persecuted Christians are being killed for professing Christ. I'm not suggesting that they don't care at all but it is disturbing when you look at how they prioritise their bandwagons.

I am also ashamed to say that I should have focussed far more attention on this blog to the plight of these heroes of the faith. It is simultaneously a blessing and a curse to be so far removed from lands where Christians are murdered by the day for professing Christ without wavering. Oh may the Lord grant me courage enough to stand firm should I ever face it. And I think we are kidding ourselves if we don't think it will ever happen in the first world . . . in our lifetime. I am not attempting to be prophetic here but am prepared to speculate that we may well be witnessing the decline of western civilisation before our very eyes. I hope I'm wrong but trouble is certainly brewing and silence is the worst possible option for the body of Christ.

There are only two times that a Christian should preach the Gospel - in season and out of season.

Tomorrow - Washer Wednesday is postponed due to an urgent message from Voice of the Martyrs concerning the goings on in India.

1 comment:

Cameron Buettel said...

And when it does get coverage Christians are never portrayed as the victims but as one side in a conflict.