There is nothing more offensive and disturbing as mentioning the name of Jesus or God anywhere in America. The nation seems to have “evolved” from primitive barbaric God-dependant human-kind into some sophisticated “highly civilized” intellectual aesthetic beings. Believing in a God is a thing of the past, now believing means an uncivilized mind! In the United States the Name of Jesus is banned from graduation ceremonies, forbidden from using in prayers, sports players banned using religious gestures, thanksgiving prayers for meals, using the name of Jesus in public prayers, etc.
War is against the Christian Faith
It is no doubt that the war is against the Christian faith, and those who profess in the Christian faith, the Church, and ultimately against Christ himself!
Senator Rand Paul said in a public meeting earlier this year that there is a ‘War on Christianity‘ that is waged world-wide, and it is being funded by the US government, that is, with your tax money. Few evidences of this war on Christianity:
NC School Orders School Girl to take out “GOD” from her poem
A Six year old elementary school girl in North Carolina was ordered by her school to remove the word “God” from a poem that she was supposed to have read in a Veteran’s Day ceremony. “I’m very concerned that the young lady’s First Amendment rights have been broken,” said Scott Hagaman, senior pastor of Marion’s First Baptist Church.
Ohio Bans “the Name of Jesus” from Prayers
The Ohio Statehouse recently refused Christian pastors mentioning the Name of Jesus in their prayers while opening their sessions. Republican speaker John Husted said in a memorandum to all Ohio House members “If a prayer is not received in writing and approved by the Clerk’s Office at least 72 hours prior to a session day, the guest pastor will be asked not to deliver the prayer.” He cited the Supreme Court as the authority to police public Christian prayers, and asked for the representatives to “help enforce this policy with your guests.”
North Carolina State House Forbids “the Name of Jesus” in Prayers
Pastor Ron Baity was fired after he refused to stop using the Name of Jesus in his prayers in the State House assemblies. Pastor Ron Baity was fixed to deliver prayer for a week in the State House but was cut half-way when he kept using “the Name of Jesus” in his prayers. On May 31, Speaker Hackney verbally banned Jesus’ name as “illegal speech” by disinviting Pastor Ron Baity from praying before the legislature after pre-screening the prayer content and objecting to his closing words, “in Jesus name.”
If you oppose such banning of the Name of Jesus in prayers, you can sign a petition and stand up for Jesus’ Name. “Our petition campaigns have helped reverse Jesus-bans in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, California and Virginia, and now we fight for free religious speech in North Carolina,” said former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, leader of The Pray in Jesus Name Project. Klingenschmitt himself was punished for praying “in Jesus name” in uniform in 2006, but was later vindicated by the U.S. Congress. “Pastor Baity is a hero for refusing to water-down his prayers,” he said.
NC Federal Court says prayers in Jesus’ Name unconstitutional
The regular Christian prayers that were held before Commission Meetings in Forsyth County, North Carolina, should not anymore mention the Name of Jesus because it is “unconstitutional” according to a federal appeals court. Prayers are to be taken common to all religions was the justification. The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State praised the decision as a victory for the First Amendment, but David Cortman, an attorney of Forsyth County said this decision brings Christians second-class citizens.
“That’s what this case shows, we believe the Supreme Court has missed an opportunity to clear up the differing opinions among the various circuit courts. It really is disappointing.” David Cortman said.
“America’s founders never shied away from referencing the God to whom they were praying when offering public invocations; the citizens of Forsyth County should have this same opportunity,” Cortman wrote in a statement. “No federal court has ruled that prayers cannot be offered before public meetings.”
Why is there a sudden surge of banning the Name of Jesus happening around the United States keeping the First Amendment or Gay Rights as a tool? From where are they getting this sudden ‘enlightenment’ that no one has had all these years? Who is heading this revolt against the Name of Jesus subtly being pushed on is a mystery. Is this a part of the great ‘Rebellion?”
Why is “the Name” so offensive?
The Bible gives a direct answer, in fact from the very words of Jesus himself,
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
– John 3:16-21
It has been long preached that the culture modern America holds is similar to that of biblical Sodom, Gomorrah, and ancient Egypt encouraging all sorts of “sins” especially sexual immorality. Ungodliness was the result of these biblical countries which gives a license to sin, just like in America. Bible says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelations 21:8″ such are the culture of the developed nations today that cannot stand the light that is shining in this world.
Fear of exposing keeps them in darkness
Jesus’ very words give the reason for this rejection – because the people loved darkness so much they cannot even imagine to come out of their pleasurable darkness. They fear that if light shines their evil deeds will be exposed.