A student at a university in Florida was suspended for refusing to follow the directions in a class where the professor was trying to teach about "different perspectives on religion" where the professor had students write the name of Jesus on a piece of paper, lay it on the floor and stomp on it. The student refused to do so and put the paper back on his desk and reported the "lesson" to university officials. He was suspended for his efforts and his refusal to stomp the name of Jesus.
A group of students faced opposition for having Bible scriptures on the banner the football team burst through to begin their weekly football games. The case went to court.
A cross which stood in the desert Southwest for decades was recently required to be removed by state law.
A student gunman burst into a high school and opened fire on students gathered together to pray at the beginning of their school day.
A young girl was shot to death because she refused to deny the name of Jesus in a high school lunchroom massacre.
What do all these things point to? The end of times as described and prophesied by Jesus Christ, Himself. We were warned many times about facing adversity for our belief in Christ Jesus as the Messiah and His return as late as 2,000 years ago but as early as 6,000 years ago, so why is that we're astonished, surprised and even appalled at the treatment we receive from the world for being believers? I truly wonder how anyone could be surprised or even annoyed at the prospect of being discriminated against or worse for believing in Jesus. Of course, many Christians today feel that it's only those in foreign countries that should have to deal with these issues because the United States of America is a "Christian country" and should therefore be exempt from hardships associated with being a believer. What a load of craziness that is.
Father will be against son; mother will be against daughter; daughter-in-law will be against mother-in-law. And people we don't know will be against people they don't know, all because of belief in Jesus Christ. We were forewarned and foretold of these things happening, and believe me when I say it's only going to get worse before Jesus splits the Eastern skies and takes us home.