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SATURDAY, NOV 14, 2020  |  6 comments
Christians Were Persecuted in a Record 145 Countries
Christians are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group in the world, followed closely by Muslims, according to a new Pew Research Center study that also found government restrictions of religions are at an all-time high.

The lengthy Pew report was released this week and found that in 2018 – the most recent year studied by Pew – government limits on religion continued to climb, contributing to a “substantial rise in government restrictions on religion” compared to 2007, the first year Pew conducted the study. Pew defines restrictions as “laws, policies and actions by officials that impinge on religious beliefs and practices.”

The worldwide Government Restrictions Index score in 2018 was 2.9, compared to 1.8 in 2007 (The score involves a 10-point scale based on 20 indicators). ...


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News Item11/15/2020 10:52 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Bill of Rights Institute wrote:
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Thomas Jefferson wrote to a letter to a Baptist Church from Danbury, Connecticut, in which he explained his beliefs about federalism and the meaning of the Establishment Clause. Jefferson did not address the subject of state-sponsored churches, but assured the congregation that the federal government could not interfere with their church or offer special favors to any particular sect.

He wrote, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.” This phrase became so famous that many have come to believe it is in the Constitution, though it is not. Jefferson’s letter has been used by the Supreme Court, including Justice Hugo Black as “almost an authoritative declaration” as to the Founders’ intent for the Establishment Clause....

excerpt from, "Letters between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists (1802)"❗👍

https://tinyurl.com/y4cgqyvb

One thing for a certain, Jefferson would have hated, https://tinyurl.com/y228feo8 (Dominionism).

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News Item11/14/2020 8:57 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Jim Lincoln wrote:
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One other thing that causes hostility towards Christians is that they are beginning to be looked upon as meddlers in government ❗👎
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"How should a Christian view the separation of church and state?"
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How should a Christian view the separation of church and state? Easy question. View it like Jefferson who coined the wall of separation phrase. Read his letter to the Baptists. Government stay out of church matters. See how easy when facts trump agendas, Jim?
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News Item11/14/2020 11:35 AM
Phillip Mezzapelle | Sicily, Italy  Contact via emailFind all comments by Phillip Mezzapelle
Dear Jim, I agree that a Christian should view the separation of church and state as a good thing. In fact, that's exactly why the state has no right to tell the church that they cannot hold worship services. Your also correct in stating that national churches are not the way to advance true Christianity. But why are you telling us that? Why don't you tell that to Cina and other such countries?
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News Item11/14/2020 7:10 AM
Dr. Tim | Way Down Yonder  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Jim, as far as I know, no one has EVER come on this forum advocating a “national church.” And I think you need to know that the term “separation of church and state” is a misstated paraphrase from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote assuring preachers that the newly formed republic had no authority to interfere with the matters of the church. It had to be completely twisted and misconstrued to mean that the church should not have any say in government. Of course this misconstruction was and is a product of God-hating liberals—the kind you love so much and do all in your power to promote.
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News Item11/14/2020 6:47 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John Lee wrote:
It's okay. The Lord Jesus Christ was persecuted, therefore his followers will be persecuted. He said it, and it will happen. It's not happening in a serious way everywhere, but all those who live godly in Christ will suffer persecution of some sort.
Good points John ❗👍

One other thing that causes hostility towards Christians is that they are beginning to be looked upon as meddlers in government ❗👎

"A Christian should view the separation of church and state as a good thing. Those who wish to combine church and state usually do so thinking that Christianity can help stamp out evil, if the church is in charge. But history shows that the melding of church and state gives rise to corruption, totalitarianism, and oppression. Christians can and should be involved in the political process, just as anyone else. But Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36), and Christians understand that enforcing Christianity through a national church is not the answer to the world’s problems"

"How should a Christian view the separation of church and state?"

https://tinyurl.com/lnfasn7

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News Item11/14/2020 2:54 AM
John Lee | Wales  Find all comments by John Lee
It's okay. The Lord Jesus Christ was persecuted, therefore his followers will be persecuted. He said it, and it will happen. It's not happening in a serious way everywhere, but all those who live godly in Christ will suffer persecution of some sort.
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