Did Andrew Strom touch the wrong button ??
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth
Paul touched the wrong button when he preached Christ in Ephesus.Demetrius lost business because many were leaving idolatry for Christianity being preached by Paul.
Today it is the same,Demetrius people do not care about the message, they care about what the message does to their craft and profit.Hence preachers like Andrew who are not 5013 c denominations do not profit the powers that be and someone thinks that a red carpet will be accorded to such ?
It is interesting to read that Andrew Strom ,a repentance preacher, has been denied access to USA and it is not even 2012 (for all the 2012 end time-prophets ).
The legal theory behind such a move is hazy but the reality is Preaching will and is being declared a threat to National Security.
The fact that the US Government is gradually implementing the infamous DOD pamphlet which singles out Christians as threats to National Security.
One reason why the US is employing such moves is that as the November Elections appear to be volcanic due to the hot lava of economic crises and other divisive political issues, all religious leaders are being lumped on as Politically motivated preachers.
Yet Andrew Strom is no where near political motivation as far as I know.However Laws are generally applied to all and hence all Christian preachers especially are being seen to be anti-government or could be the ones fueling anti-government sentiment especially as elections come to the fore.
Yet I would like to add that Evangelical Right Wing Politics has in one part made such restrictions necessary according to the National Security apparatus.
However the DHS pamphlet is enough proof of a Government that is calling Religious Extremism Christian Extremism.
The plan of the rich elite of the world(economic, religious and political) is working.For them to create Christian Terrorism, they had to start with Islamic terrorism .
The Islamic Leadership condemned Islamic terrorism and so the terrorists can be arrested for their “false views” on Islam.
So that the false Christian,501 3c church Leadership will condemn Christians who are against false doctrines as Christian fanatics which is a sweet word for Cristian terrorists.
Yesterday it was Religious Extremism.Today it is Islamic Extremism .Tomorrow it will be Christian Extremism.
A look at the early church shows that despite their respect for government and being law abiding citizens, the same Government persecuted the Christians when State religion became
a legal obligation in the Roman empire.
At first the Roman empire was very pluralistic and accepted all religions.In fact during the days of Jesus, it was the Jewish Religious leaders that always worked to trap Jesus and his disciples so that they would be punished by the Roman Government.In the end they led the people to kill Stephen , James and persecute Christians.The Roman leaders were puppets to the Pharisee council when it came to dealing with the Pharisees enemies.
But Rome changed her face to consolidate power and thus introduced Religious Tyranny where Caesar was called “god” or was seen as a deity.Thus his word was law.This led to rebellions that led to the vanquishing of the Jewish nation in AD 70.
The next group to be suppressed were the Christians who called Jesus Christ their king and the only one worthy to be worshiped.The problem they faced is that it was a legal obligation to worship Caesar .Yet this is a sin and it is against the Christian faith because only Jesus deserves worship.They were called criminals worthy of death.
Today we are slowly seeing animosity against true Christians because they do not adhere to the one world religion .One world government is about one world economy and it is about one world religion
The fact is freedom and rights are being suprressed in the name of National security -the truth is National Security is the Personal Security of the State minus the citizens.
Andrew Strom’s hindrance should not be exaggerated neither should it be trivialized. In these last days the apostate Christian leadership is in cahoots with the Powers of this world especially when your message is a threat to their empires.
It is good to touch the wrong button for the right reasons.It is right to speak about a return to true Christianity even when there many prices to pay such as denial of entry, arrest ,false accusations.Rejoice when you face persecution for Preaching Jesus and his doctrine in these days.