When I was younger, I would hear what I dismissed as “crazy old church people” saying that there would come a time in this country when Christians would be persecuted. I always thought: “Impossible! Not in America!” I never thought I’d live to see the day. Those “crazies” were quite prescient. Having been steeped in the Word, they understood the cycles of the world. We’re living in a time where God has been stripped from the culture and where people of faith are mocked and oppressed for professing that faith, all in the name of fake “progressivism” and “tolerance.” A scene like this might become common before too long.