Christians are being systematically persecuted by various political segments in the federal, state, and local governments, along with secular progressive principalities like the press and ACLU. Their goal? To dominate and diminish Christian influence in our culture. If nothing changes, persecution will only grow. It's time for Christians to stand up for religious freedombut how?
In Attack on Christianity: 10 Strategies Christ Used to Fight the Culture War, Montana state senator David M. Howard calls and equips American Christians to engage in our increasingly hostile culture. He begins by laying out the progressive principalities' dependence on lies and their irrational attacks on the Bible, Christ, and absolute truth. He then highlights ten strategies Christ used to engage in the culture war while He walked on earth, strategies that demonstrate the need to unite in prayer, tactics, and public action for God's glory.
Through examining Christ's strategies, we are transformed from uninformed and uninvolved to front-line Christians. We learn to motivate and embolden the body of Christ to put on the whole armor of God and speak boldly as Christ's ambassadors into the marketplace of ideas.
Attack on Christianity asserts that our survival as a Christian nation depends on us waking up and taking on a more public role by speaking life through the Spirit of Truth into our culture's darkness. Consequently, we secure our descendants the same invaluable gift our forefathers gave us through God's providencethe full freedom to live in Christ's liberty and practice our Christian faith.
Attack on Christianity motivates Christians toward involvement while answering the oft-asked question “What can we do?”
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About the Author
Montana state senator David M. Howard has a long history of serving his fellow citizens and speaking for truth. As a retired FBI agent, Dave was an authority on workplace violence prevention, a certified fraud examiner, and an expert witness. In 2012, he founded Foxhole Ministry, an organization of Christians seeking “to be Frontline Soldiers for Christ to stand against the evil of this day.” This organization was joined by its radio program, The Voice of Truth’s Wake-up Call, in 2014. In addition to speaking on radio and in person about truth, liberty, and politics, Dave published a Christian novel, The Story of Eternal Life, in 2007. Dave holds a BS in criminology from California State University in LA and a master’s degree in public management from DePaul University in Chicago. He and his wife, Carla, live in Park City, Montana. They have six daughters and sixteen grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Culture War in America 13
Chapter 1 The Present Attack on Christ 19
ACLU vs. America
Supreme Court's Lawless Decision
Christ's Followers' Present Actions
Satan Has Redefined the Word "Politics"
Where Do You Stand?
Chapter 2 What Is Our Present Situation in America? 29
How the Situation Began
The Silencing of the Church Continues
The Gay Seven-Point Strategy
The Gay Lifestyle and Mental Health
Homosexuality: The Unnatural Sin
The American Secular Progressive Culture
Next Steps of the Secular Progressive Agenda
Chapter 3 Will Shepherds Continue to Sleep as America's Religious Freedoms Burn? 43
Lost by Default
Our Responsibility as Believers in Christ
The Problem of Approval Addiction
Lessons from Shepherds of Old
Perilous Men Are Now Engaged Against Christianity
The Enemy's Strategies Against Christians
The Enemy's Attacks Against Christians
Cautions from American History
Where Are the Leaders of the Christian Church?
Shepherds Must Stand for Christ's Truth
Our God-Given Assignment
It Is Our Responsibility to Decide
God's Shepherds Are Watchmen on the Walls
God's Commission to His Shepherds
What Are We Failing to Influence?
Chapter 4 The Biblical Theology of Liberty 75
Liberty and the Whole Gospel of Christ
Are We Worthy Adversaries to Evil?
Satan's Counterfeit Liberation Theology
Chapter 5 The Christian History Bringing Liberty to America 83
Most American Christians Do Not Know the Enemy
Early Links in the Chain to Liberty
The Impact of the Protestant Reformation on Liberty
The Impact of the Pilgrims on Liberty
The Matrix of Liberty
The Fight for Independence
The Declaration of Independence
The U.S. Constitution
Civil War and Civil Rights
Chapter 6 Freeloaders vs. Ambassadors 101
Today's Christian Freeloaders
Living as Christ's Ambassadors
The Branch Bears Fruit or Is Burned Up!
Ambassadors Speak the Law of Liberty
Ambassadors Speak Light and Truth into the World
Ambassadors Are Peacemakers, Not Peacekeepers
Chapter 7 The Substance of Evil 117
Lessons from God's People
The Power of Willful Gratitude
The Most Powerful Weapon in the World
Worldly "Truth" Is Based on Fiction
The Ultimate Reality
Chapter 8 Knowing the Motive of the Enemy 127
The Battle for Power and Control
The Philosophy of Evil
The Key to Understanding Evil
The Products of Evil in the Secular State
The Modern American Secular State
The True Meaning of Liberty
The Problem with Political Ideologies
The Non-Ideological Alternative
Chapter 9 How Does Evil Represent Itself Today? 141
The Difference Between Liberalism and Christianity
The Liberal Church in America
Diametrically Opposed Viewpoints
A Self-Inflicted Delusion
Why Do Liberals Promote Socialism?
The Worldview of Jesus
The Perfect Prison of Socialism
Socialism and the Spirit of Evil
The Only Bridge in Our World
Chapter 10 Who Will Rise Up for God Against Evil? 155
When Good Men Do Nothing
The Concept of Triumphing over Evil in the Old Testament
The Concept of Triumphing over Evil in the New Testament
Apostates Depraved and Doomed
Rise Up for God!
Chapter 11 We Are to Expose False Teachers, Pastors, and Priests! 165
Satan Comes in Sheep's Clothing
A Sober Warning for Christians
Chapter 12 Should Christians Take Up the Whole Armor of God and Be Involved in the Public Square of Opinion? 169
The Evil Principalities of Our Age
Dubious Justifications for Pastoral Silence
How Did Jesus Stand Against Evil?
How Do We Identify Evil Principalities and Rulers?
Well-Begun in Christ but Half-Done Until Death
The Second Half of Our Life in Christ
We Must Know the Truth!
Chapter 13 We Stand for the Source of All Truth! 179
The Source of Truth
The Simplicity of Christ
Why Are We Losing the Culture War?
What Should Christians Do Now?
Chapter 14 How to be Frontline Christ Followers 187
The Apostles Learned How to Be Bold from Jesus
We Have to Be Christlike to Be Frontline Christians
Why Must We Speak into Wrongdoing?
Remaining Silent Is Not an Option
Frontline Christ-followers Encourage the Body to Speak the Truth
Frontline Christians Feed Our Shepherds
The Biggest Enemy to Frontline Christians Is Satan's Lies
Ministers Who Teach Error and Greed
Frontline Christians Stand Against Apostate Churches
The Peril of Not Progressing
Chapter 15 What Is Our Mission? 213
The Mission of the Faithful
The Creature Within Us
Substance, Manifestation, and Evidence of Faith
Obeying God Is Not a Choice
Our Christian Duty
Chapter 16 The Principles of Success in Christ 221
It Is Time for Activation
Christians Are Liberators
A Word of Caution
Four Processes for Success in Christ
Chapter 17 Ten Strategies Christ Used to Fight the Culture War 229
Strategy 1 Know Your Enemy
Strategy 2 Be Shrewd, Loving, and Remain in Christ.
Strategy 3 Unify and Stand Together Against Evil
Strategy 4 Expose the Enemy's Immorality and Beliefs
Strategy 5 Conduct Righteous Actions
Strategy 6 Keep the Pressure on Evil
Strategy 7 The Promise of Future Action
Strategy 8 React to Evil's Pushback with Joy
Strategy 9 Sponsor Enjoyable Social Activities
Strategy 10 Continue to Stand Every Day
A Closing Reminder
Where Are We Now?
Conclusion: The Unheeded Witness 277