May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Church, Pentecost, Persecution, And A Movie

Today is Pentecost, the celebration of the birth of the church. I’ve written my thoughts here, and a bit of the history here. The Church, Christianity, has survived because of a lot of sacrifice and clashes with governments at a terrible price. Politicians have infiltrated the Church and essentially run it, nearly into to ground on occasion. Until I started hearing and reading about this event, Cristero War of 1926 to 1929 in Mexico, that pitted the government against the Catholic Church, I had never heard of it. The celebration of the birth of the Church is important, but I think it’s also important to remember the sacrifices made to keep the church alive.

The Democrats, Secularists, and Obama Administration attempting to enforce secular law, to weave government mandates into religious practice in America is for the same reason the Cristero War happened. Politicians see Christianity as a block to their desire for total power, and either must control it or destroy it.

This is both the trailer for the movie, and an historical look at the war.

It's both good and amazing a film of the persecution of Christians and of such quality has been produced, especially when the persecution of Christians worldwide has reached historic levels. 

This film opens June 1.

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