EDITORIAL

The truth of the Gospel is not hate speech

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On Feb. 25, 2019, a viral video was made in London of a Nigerian man preaching the Gospel in the street who then was told to stop because the content was Islamophobic. The police officers there threatened to arrest him because preaching about Jesus was offensive to those who practice Islam in the area. All throughout Europe, the Catholic Faith as well as other Christian denominations are beginning to shrink at an alarming rate. This seems to be a common theme in many countries throughout the world, because much of the secular law in all these countries has become incompatible with Christian doctrine, especially in the area of moral behavior. The religious void — brought about by the increasing secularization of the European continent over the course of the past hundred years — is being replaced by Islam, which is growing at an accelerated rate.

In many Middle Eastern countries, as well as in China, Christianity is being severely persecuted to the point that there may no longer be a Christian population left there in the next 10 years. On the other hand, in the Western civilized countries, Christianity is mocked and often looked upon as an obstacle for the liberalization of laws and freedoms.

Whenever the Church defends its moral teachings, it is met with resistance from the media, universities, Hollywood, politicians and various other means of communication. Many who defend the faith are often called haters, racists, homophobes, bigots, and various other colorful adjectives. Jesus Christ came to preach the truth, whether convenient or inconvenient, to all the nations whether they wished to believe Him or not. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The Gospel must continue to be preached boldly, regardless what the world tells us or calls us, because in the end, it is what saves our souls.