“An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying. In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson credits God for his accomplishments in the military, and refers to himself as a ‘redeemed believer in Christ.’ The Air Force Times reports that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has taken issue with Olson’s remarks, is calling for the two-star general to be court-martialed and ‘aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions’” (Fox News, May 17, 2015).
It is amazing to see the open expression of religious belief labeled as an “unforgivable crime”—especially in a nation that has openly proclaimed “In God We Trust.” What modern news sources either do not understand or want to acknowledge is that Jesus Christ foretold these very events nearly two thousand years ago. Jesus predicted that as the end of the age approaches, Christians “will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Matthew 10:22; 24:9). This is happening not only in the so-called “Christian” nations of the West, it is also happening in the Middle East, in Africa and Asian countries where hatred and animosity toward the God of the Bible and the name of Jesus Christ are emerging with a vengeance.
To learn more about the fate of Christians at the end of the age, read “Are You Willing to Suffer for Jesus Christ?”