Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VP Pence: "Easy Christianity is Gone"

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Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia last Saturday.

Every biblical Christian should hear his words to the class of 2019.

Be informed.

Most know that our Vice President and his wife are deeply committed evangelical Christians, who stand for their faith. Both have been mocked publicly for their faith.

Pence's speech would not have been given only a few decades ago, but now, it is a must--- because it's a clarion call for what lies ahead.

The bottom line is this: The days of easy Christianity in America are over.

Gary Bauer wrote this about the speech:

People of faith have shaped this country since its founding. But sometime in the last century, things slowly began to change. That change accelerated during the Obama presidency, as the government tried to force Christian groups to be complicit in things that our faith teaches we cannot be part of, including the destruction of innocent unborn life.
Thankfully, the current administration is reversing many of those policies.
But there’s a more pernicious trend that’s unrelated to the government. Until recently, being known as a good Christian was an advantage in your career, a signal that you were someone deserving of trust and respect.
Pence warned the young Christian graduates at Liberty University that their faith may cost them their job if they take their Christianity seriously on issues such as the sanctity of life and the meaning of marriage. He told them to be prepared to be mocked, reminding them that even his wife, Karen, was excoriated for merely teaching art history at a Christian school.

I encourage every Christian in America to watch this speech. It's 29 minutes, but every Christian should set aside the time and watch it. And do so with your children and grandchildren.

I believe it's a word from the Lord.

This is an excerpt:

Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready. Because you’re going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you’re going to be asked to endorse them. You’re going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture…
So, Class of 2019, my word to all of you is decide here and now that you’re going to stand firm … that you’ll persevere, and that you’ll always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that you have, and you’ll do so with gentleness and respect. Because our nation and our world need that message of grace and love maybe more now than ever before.

Most conservative news sources, such as One America News Network, reported honestly what the Vice President said, while the far Left news referenced elements of the speech, but searched for related stories that undermine the impact and credibility of what the Vice President was saying.


Newsweek has focused on the fact that Pence will be speaking at Taylor University, also a Christian University, next weekend (May 18), "but students at Taylor University are attempting to get his invitation rescinded."

USA Today reports that "A petition led by has gathered more than 150 signatures from students calling for Taylor University to dis-invite Vice President Pence."

This was consistent in most news organizations.

Pence's message transcends the graduating class of 2019.

It is a clarion call to biblical Christians everywhere.

It's a call to stand firm and not run from our faith in a culture where some despise it. We must stand firm and defend what God has taught us and called us to do---be a light in the darkness.

Be Informed. Be Bold. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.