In addressing the Oregon community college shooting, Pastor William Strum of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina observed in remarks posted at SermonAudio how this incident likely portends the increasing martyrdom of believers as America becomes markedly less Christian.
The minister then snidely remarked that we don't want that but would rather have our own rights.
The Christian should realize that in this world we will have trouble.
However, that does not mean that Christians should allow themselves to
be walked all over when these abridgments move beyond the realm of
verbal insults into the arena of physical attacks.
For example, should the pastor return home and find that he has been
displaced from his residency, is he not going to stand up for his
What if he shows up to church Sunday morning to discover that Muslims
have seized control of the sanctuary for their own purposes?
Is he going to slink away without even a protest?
Sometimes, in the rush to display their own sense of piety, it seems
doubtful that a number of Christian leaders are even contemplating the
implications of the radical passivity that they are attempting to
condition the unsuspecting into accepting.
By Frederick Meekins