Jesus said, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20, NKJ). We have been mostly blessed in this country but I sense that is changing. The media is a leading indicator of how people regard Christians since most people embrace what they perceive to be mainstream ideas. Increasingly Christians have been portrayed as people that should not be emulated in movies and TV programming.
Mark Earley of the Breakpoint radio show observed that the marginalization of Christians is becoming more aggressive depicting Christians as “exotic creatures to be put under the microscope and feared.”
It is a small step from fearing a group of people to physically taking action against them. So the trend we see in our media is one more reminder that the spirit of Antichrist is active and growing in this world. Because we know that the Antichrist will “persecute the saints of the Most High” (Daniel 7:25, NKJ). Thank God that while today’s followers of Christ are exposed to the spirit of Antichrist, we will not be here when the person of the Antichrist is given free reign.