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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Erick Stakelbeck At WND: "Waters Are Being Tested" For Christian Persecution
Topic: WorldNetDaily

CBN's Erick Stakelbeck makes occasional videos for WorldNetDaily in which he opines on the issue of terrorism (despite his main professional experience being as a sports reporter). In his April 17 WND video, Stakelbeck spews all sorts of paranoid stuff, claiming that "the waters are being tested" for Christian persecution by the Obama administration, and that Christians will be "asked to make a choice" between their faith and riding "the progressive wave":

If you are a Christian who believes in the inherent truth of the Bible, and that Jesus, Yeshua, is the way the truth and the life, the savior of the world, you, my friend are a problem. ... This is the age of Obama, folks, and he and his friends are going to fundamentally transform America, just like he promised.
I’m sorry, I don’t believe this PowerPoint presentation [that named evangelicals as a threat] just slipped through the cracks. At this level, when you’re training Army Reserves, I would think it’s pretty hard to go rogue with no vetting of your materials. Don’t kid yourself, the waters are being tested.
So this is where we’re at in America. Things are moving very fast, almost too fast to keep up with, and in the wrong direction. If you are a Bible-believing Christian, you are going to eventually be asked to make a choice. Deny your faith, conform to the ways of this world and take the easy way out, just ride the progressive wave. Or you can stand boldly, you can speak truth to power, and you can leave all the consequences to God. Be strong and courageous like God told Joshua, or you can cave. There’s no gray areas when it comes to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and his son. If you think it can never happen in America, look at Europe.

This is what happens when you let sports reporters opine about terrorism.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:48 PM EDT

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