Commentary By: Gordon King
Look out folks! If you are a bible believing, God fearing, child of the Lord God Almighty then you are labeled as being part of a hate group. I just now came across this article which identifies Christians as being part of hate groups across America! Unbelievable. I will post the article below, then give the rest of my commentary.
The pockets of hatred spread across America: California has the most hate groups, followed by Florida and New York
California had more active hate groups than any other state last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The non-profit has published an interactive ‘Hate Map‘ showing hate group figures for all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2014.
According to the findings, California has 57 such groups, followed by Florida with 50, New York with 44, New Jersey with 40, and Pennsylvania with 38.
Rounding out the top five were Texas with 36 hate groups, Tennessee with 29, Georgia with 28, and Virginia and Ohio tied with 27 each.
Hawaii and Alaska were the only states to not have any hate groups, according to the SPLC.
The organization said on its website ‘All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.
‘This list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.
‘Websites appearing to be merely the work of a single individual, rather than the publication of a group, are not included in this list,’ the organization wrote. ‘Listing here does not imply a group advocates or engages in violence or other criminal activity.’
Nationally, the SPLC said in its ‘The Year in Hate and Extremism‘ report, which was published online this spring, that there were a total 784 active hate groups in the US.
The non-profit said there were 72 Ku Klux Klan groups, 142 neo-Nazi groups, 115 White Nationalist groups, 119 racist skinhead groups, 21 Christian identity groups, 37 neo-confederate groups, 113 black separatist groups, and 165 general hate groups.
The SPLC said the ‘annual count found that hate groups declined by 17% between 2013 and 2014, from 939 to 784 groups, bringing that number to its lowest level since 2005.’
This report does not state just who these Christian groups are. However, the article said this:
“The organization said on its website ‘All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”
Well if you ask me, they will someday soon if not already, place all Christians into this group. It just all depends upon what their definition of “attack” or “malign” actually means. Also what does their definition of “immutable” mean?
By spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ we as Christians will be persecuted. By teaching the word of God, and what He says about sin in the world, we will be persecuted. Even though we are not telling people that they must change, but what God’s word says about it. We are to love the sinners of the world, lead them to Christ, not try to change them, that’s the work of the Lord.
Get ready for a wild ride folks. The hate police are coming, it’s not a matter of if, but when!
God bless my friends, until next time! Maranatha!
This trend is more important than most people realize
Definitely something for believers to keep their eyes on.
We are in a spiritual warfare. Anyone that thinks differently is deluded. The removable of God’s hands over all our dealings (by choice) has given evil its entry. It leaves room for darkness, and the enemy is more then happy to fill in the gap, infecting the culture with lies and wickedness. “And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.” (2Peter2:2)
The blessings of God on this nation and frankly all over the globe are evaporating, if not diminished. We are not living in normal times, but in the END of time. Prophecies are being fulfilled “those who have eyes to see” see it. Sin separates us from the grace of God, heaven is waiting and has no time or place for evil. Return to God’s word, have a strong conviction in the Gospel, and understand God’s absolutes, solid repentance is needed. Jesus Christ redeemed our love for the Father. He is the only way to salvation and it’s free for the asking, He is the only way to the Father. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'”.(John14:6) We must surrender our all to Him, humble ourselves by bringing everything to the table: all our pain, our sorrows, our every day life, our thanksgiving, our blessings, everything; And He we bless us more, heal us, protect us, guide us. He will take our burdens and give us rest, our yoke will be easier to carry. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11:28) “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt.11:30 He is always there! In that darkest moment of our life or in the blessings. Praise be His name!
We need to hunger for the word, praying to be taught, asking Him to teach you, to give you discernment, knowledge, wisdom. We do not have, for we do not ask or believe. “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing you will receive.” (Matt.21:22) and again “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” (1John3:22) Trust the Lord. He never goes back on His word.
There’s an urgency, time is short. The time is now – a choice must be made. All this chaos is leading to something ugly, we need to be prepared.The world is being primed to accept a new reality and although they paint a pretty picture it will NOT be the utopia people are expecting. The Holy Scriptures’ is full of sage advise, wisdom and knowledge, keep it close to your heart. Through its pages Jesus is revealed.
I believe the signs of judgment is all around us to wake up the masses and it will only intensify, evil is permeating everything around us. Let’s heed the word while we still have time and be ready.
I also believe God is working miracles through the ones who believe in His saving grace, His saving power. You have to be born again to receive His Spirit. And to be sealed with the Holy Spirit will guarantee your name in the Book of Life. This is our escape from these perilous times. God Bless us all.
“…Peace to all you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.” (1Peter5:14)
Thank you Gordon for your continual watch. God bless.
Thank you SweetJava! The world is certainly a mess, and the very sad thing is that so many people just don’t see it! It pains and grieves me to see so many people without a clue. Even many who call themselves Christians are blind to what is happening in the world. This makes my heart ache and brings tears to my eyes.
We must stay close to the Lord and His ways. Strengthen our faith and be true to our God, Jesus Christ! The time is soon coming for all believers to take a stand. Yet how many will be ready? How many study the scriptures and know the word of God? How many have the faith needed to withstand the wiles of the devil?
Lord God Almighty, give us all the wisdom and guidance to know You and Your ways. Strengthen our faith and give us the courage that we need in these end times! Amen
I whole heartily sympathized and agree. Very sad.
Jesus himself question if there would be faith in the land at His return.
The backbone of our own country was “In God We Trust” and when one gets rid of God from within, there’s no wisdom in the people (land) who do not love Him. As in the days of Noah… And yet, Our Good Lord continues the message with us, every little light must shine through this darkness.
The two witnesses are to come in the scene as well. If by that time anyone that is not converted will stay that way and everyone that is will see His glory.
I too share your prayers and May Our Lord give us His strength and protection to follow through. In His name, for there is power in His name. Amen. Forever faithful!
“Peace to YOU ALL who are in Jesus Christ. Amen.” (the correct wording)