Evangelist Sammy Tippet recently spoke to Mission Network News about the persecution that is happening in the United Kingdom and coming here to the United States and all under the guise of hate crime laws.
Under these hate crime laws it is dangerous for Christians because the actions and words of Christians are under attack, and these are the things that lead to arrests and persecution for devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Here's more from Mission Network News:
Evangelist Sammy Tippit believes the manipulation of these laws is part of an alarming trend throughout the secular world. He said, "There's a spirit (and it's very difficult to understand) that has come with secularism that has really been against Christianity. It's a darkness that has been growing, and it's been very antagonistic towards Christianity. But the interesting thing and the thing that makes it so difficult to understand is that this does specifically target Christianity and not other religious groups."
This spirit is spreading throughout the U.S. and throughout Europe, as Christians can say less and less without offending someone. It has become more prevalent.
In the last decade, Tippit said Western Christians have grown accustomed to not having to face opposition or persecution. However, "The truth is: if you're going to live for Christ, there's going to be some form of persecution."
So what can be done? Since this attitude toward Christians only seems to be worsening, how can Western Christians respond?
Tippit said our first and most important step should be prayer. As he works with numerous Christians throughout persecuted lands, Tippit said he has seen people derive amazing power and strength from their dedication to prayer.