Determined to remove every last vestige of God from the public square, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding that a Louisiana school stop allowing students to place prayer request boxes on campus and that its principal stop mentioning God on the school website.
Story is here.
Until/unless Christians begin exercising their God-given mandate to share the gospel regardless of consequence, the situation will only get worse. When the enemy sees effective silencing as the fruit of his efforts, the pressure will only increase.
When the apostles refused the authorities direction to cease the proclamation of the gospel in the early church (Acts 4:18-20), two things happened:
- Persecution of the church intensified (Acts 5:33-40; 7:54-8:1; etc.)
- The gospel exploded across the ancient world.