Päivi Räsänen is facing jail for her views. (Photo: ADF International)
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20 — English Standard Version
Those reading this may in grave error think, “well, this is in Finland it certainly won’t ever happen here!”
Woe to anyone so blind lacking in knowledge of history past and present. In America we are but one step away from this and greater persecutions coming when the erroneously named Equality Act, which has nothing whatsoever to do with equality and everything to do with increasing fascism in America and open warfare against God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Bible and anyone and everyone who abide in the Word and is a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. If unaware of what this heinous act is making the laws lawlessness and removing the foundations and replacing them with evil, darkness, and bitterness I would strongly advise the unaware person to become aware.
And to gird your loins, put on the whole armour of God and never remove it. Keep it polished, fit, and well maintained. With our eyes, hearts, minds, and spirits in the inerrant living Word of God. Continually. That means a lot more than each of us currently does. For the times warrant this. Let us think of persecutions coming as they came to the early church. Let us become equipped and prepared rather than complacent, lax, and caught unawares.
Historically people never believe the horrible thing is going to happen when they are being told it’s going to happen. Then, when it does? Those same people, the masses refusing to listen or see begin to scream, wail, and shout asking, “How could you let this happen!? Why didn’t you warn us!?”
You’ve been told. You’ve seen and heard long before reading this. Now, what will you do?
Every person — EVERY PERSON — on earth whether they believe it or not, see it or not, agree or not, acknowledge it or not is enjoined in the spiritual war taking place everywhere every moment of every day. No one is exempt. And every person is only on one side or the other. And there are only two. No others. Either on God’s rightness, God’s ways, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the whole of the inerrant infallible living and active Word of God side…or on Satan’s side. Satan’s lies, wickedness, sin, and unrighteousness. The devil’s ways, on the Evil One’s side.
Every person is enjoined, a soldier on one of those sides or the other and no other for no other options, no other side exists. And there is no neutral place. No off-ramp. No gray area. Only God’s ways, the ways and word of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the Bible and being one of His and living a Biblical way of life, or of and in the world. Living according to what you imagine and state is your way but in truth, you are in utter bondage. In worse slavery than any human slave in any form of physical slavery that ever existed on this earth.
What is taking place in Finland with regard to Päivi Räsänen is coming to America. And other Western nations. Much sooner than later.
The time of complacency, being lax, doubting, living only for self, living in the disbelief such persecutions would ever occur in your lifetime must be rethought. Altered. To fit the times in which we live.
Time to pay attention my dear friends, brothers, and sisters. Time for more watchmen and watchwomen on the wall. The time of being silent, hiding, pretending sufferings, trials, tribulations, and persecutions could never materialize in America, not in your lifetime must cease and it is time to open eyes, open ears to the truth, to what is taking place and increasing by the day.
Always, always, always being as a Berean. Always, always, always every day searching, meditating upon, praying upon the Word of God and asking the Holy Spirit in complete boldness and faithfulness for strength, direction, guidance and to give the words to speak in times when words of truth and God’s ways must be said or written. Discerning wisely what is read. And heard. And seen.
Not remaining hidden and silent. Lax and complacent. Being either on active duty as a soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit living the Word, equipped, prepared, and suited up in the whole armour of God in the most important battle and war on earth.
Or you’re on the other side. Satan and evil’s side, the side of sin and the coming second death, the side of darkness though you’ve been told and believe it to be the side of enlightenment, knowledge, progress, and working towards a better world. Human nature on its own will never permit a better world.
This is about eternity.
Yours, those you know and love. The eternity of every person on earth. And where each will spend their eternity.
This is all about the spiritual war we’re all in.
Should we not pay attention to everything we can and discern wisely the banal, the serious, the necessary, the required, and the nonessential in these last of the last times? For we all are much closer to the return of the Lord than we were last year or even yesterday. Let us think about that much more than we think on the banal, the foolish, the nonessentials. Which we all waste so much of our time doing. Can we make Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, our worship, our study upon the Bible, our prayer life of greater importance than we do our daily lives which consume us and get so much of our time and focus?
Can we? Because it’s how we’re instructed we should be living. Daily. Without having to be constantly reminded.
And as we think better? More focused and dedicated to Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and the Living Word? More according to God’s ways and the Scriptures? Let us then also grow less fearful and more faithful. Turning continually to the Holy Spirit — in ALL THINGS. ALWAYS. We need to all do this because who knows how many breaths, how many heartbeats the Good Lord will bless each of us with according to His will (be done on earth as in heaven, His Kingdom come…).
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Christian politician formally charged over her views on marriage and sexuality
30 April 2021
By Staff Writer
Reprinted from Christian Today (in the U.K.)
Finland’s Prosecutor General has formally charged a Christian MP after she expressed a traditional view on marriage and sexuality.
Päivi Räsänen, the country’s former Minister of the Interior, is accused of “hate speech” over her comments in a 2004 pamphlet, a 2018 TV show and a recent tweet.
Three charges have been brought against Räsänen, each carrying a two-year prison sentence.
The 61-year-old was first questioned by police in 2019 after she criticised the Finnish Lutheran Church – of which she is a member – over its official support for a lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender pride event.
Following the decision by the Prosecutor General to bring formal charges, the 61-year-old said she would not stop sharing her views.
“I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment. I do not consider myself guilty of threatening, slandering or insulting anyone,” she said.
“My statements were all based on the Bible’s teachings on marriage and sexuality.
“I will defend my right to confess my faith, so that no one else would be deprived of their right to freedom of religion and speech.
“I hold on to the view that my expressions are legal and they should not be censored. I will not back down from my views. I will not be intimidated into hiding my faith.
“The more Christians keep silent on controversial themes, the narrower the space for freedom of speech gets.”
Räsänen is being supported in her case by the Alliance Defending Freedom. The advocacy group’s Executive Director Paul Coleman said the Prosecutor General’s decision would have a “chilling effect” on free speech.
“Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of democracy. The Finnish Prosecutor General’s decision to bring these charges against Dr. Räsänen creates a culture of fear and censorship,” he said.
“It is sobering that such cases are becoming all too common throughout Europe. If committed civil servants like Päivi Räsänen are criminally charged for voicing their deeply held beliefs, it creates a chilling effect for everyone’s right to speak freely.”