If you think the persecution of Christians is a distant threat that you can't imagine actually happening in America...start imagining. It's coming. Shame on us if it has caught us by surprise.
Oddly enough, it doesn't frighten me. It is just another sign that we are ever so close to the Lord coming back for us. In the article below, you can catch a glimpse of the pure hatred that is directed towards Christians...or more specifically...towards our Lord.
Here is a link to the article Pentagon Taps Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If
you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you
are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the
world hates you. Remember
the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his
master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you." John 15:18-20
We are in the process of slowly being set up to be targets of persecution by our government. Christians will be, or are already thought of, as treasonous and terrorists. There are lists that have been made identifying what the government will now see as a terrorist, or potential terrorist. The link below enumerates more than one of those lists.
Here is a link to the article Patriots and Christians Have Been Repeatedly Labeled as Potential Terrorists Since Obama Became President
"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil." 1 Peter 3:13-17
"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’" Isaiah 41:10