This video is about two years old, and I think this trend is gaining momentum. It is insidious; one by one our beliefs are being mocked.
We are being labeled as narrow minded bigots for believing in the teachings of the Bible.
Crosses are being removed from public places. The ten commandments taken down from courtroom walls.
Evolution is being taught to our children as fact, not theory. We have "holiday trees" and Nativity
scenes are banned in public places. Most recently, in New York, churches are not allowed to meet in schools when they are not in session. Preaching about our beliefs is becoming known as "hate speech."
Anyone who commits a terrorist act is not a Christian, no matter what they refer to themselves as.
In fact, we are called in Romans 12: 14-17 to "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
We are told by Jesus himself that we will be persecuted for our faith. We have only to read the book of Acts to see the trials the early believers lived through and were often killed for, and we know when the last days begin to approach that the persecution will rise to that level again, as it has in many countries even now.
To convert from Islam is punishable by death. The persecution of believers in the Middle East and other countries has already risen to that level again. But believers, take heart; "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Corinthians $:8,9
And we have the advantage in knowing the final outcome of this world. Revelation 21: 3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be heir God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." So stand firm in Him, for He will never leave nor forsake us.