He says, “Because of that common heritage, Strachan said he is encouraged to see robust partnerships among Catholics and Protestants in fighting to preserve and strengthen religious liberties and other bedrock principles....Christians should even be thinking about partnering with Muslims on this cause and Buddhists and others of different religions,” he said. “It’s not because we don’t believe that our worldview differences are unimportant. We very much believe they are important and even eternally important. But we live here. We live in this country and we recognize that something is imperiled which threatens all of us."
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1Pe 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1Pe 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
But while the culture may be be shifting quickly against Christians, Strachan said this is the worst possible time for believers to give up hope or give up fighting.
“This is not the fall. The fall of Adam and Eve happened thousands of years ago. This is not the one problem the church is facing that it cannot overcome,” he said. “If you study Christian history, you see so many obstacles faced by Christians in the past.
“So often, there’s this tendency, ‘Jesus must be coming because things are getting so bad.’ The reason that Christians have jumped to that conclusion is not simply because their theology is a little off. It’s because things have been so bad in their culture and society,” he said.
This verse precisely describes our culture today--and this is among the churches, not just secular society:
The issue is: slavery was huge in NT times, yet we don't have Scripture stating that the man is to rise up against the government in disobedience, even use or incite violence, to get some rights. Nor does it demand Christians do it for "religious freedom". A study of Acts and 1 Peter would make this very clear.