I would say there are many of us who have been concerned over the horrific persecution against Christians and we’ve prayed and spoken out. But many at the highest levels of our own nation’s leadership have poked the American Christian church in the eye numerous times in the last year. A year ago after Benghazi, I saw the handwriting on the wall for the Christian church in the middle east. The media has been completely irresponsible and so can’t be counted on to provide consistent coverage of these issues. They have to be shamed into covering our own tragedies. (Gosnell, Benghazi) When we take our eye off of our leaders, mischief is hustled through the back door. This is where the American church is at. Not a day goes by that there isn’t a call to the church to give money here, sign a petition there, show up and protest, call Washington, adopt, foster, mentor, have more compassion, be nicer, be kinder, stop homeschooling, Support common Core, be more tolerant, stop Obamacare, start a non-profit, picket a non-profit, etc. Urgent matters, yes…but disappointingly I find many Christians, brothers and sisters, on opposing sides of the issues. Just today I heard a dear person say that Obamacare would work great if Republicans would stop trying to ruin this nice thing our president was trying to do. ‘Well informed’ is in the eye of the beholder. I am certain most people don’t understand and maybe don’t even know what happened in Pakistan or even Kenya. As an amateur historian, I may follow up on this lack of understanding in more detail.
In the meantime, lets pray for our leaders and for the leaders of other countries. … And for the persecuted church.