Persecution of Christians Starts in Belgium?
Dagen, Saturday 10 May, 1997, Bergen, Norway
"A political witch hunt against amongst others Catholic and Protestant revival movements
has recently begun in Belgium. A few days ago a critical parliamentary report was presented
in Brussels, where the country's free (non-conformist) churches, such a Pentecostals and
the majority of evangelical free church communities, were branded as sects.
"Amongst the 189 'sects' the report covers, the influential and sect-like
Freemasonry Lodges in Belgium are noted by their absence. The churches and confessions
which are named have been deemed dangerous in the report, and should be put under
"Yesterday the Swedish edition of 'Dagen' was able to report that Belgium's parliament
shortened the controversial 'sect list' after strong protests from, amongst others, the Catholic
Church and Christian Democrats.
"In any case, large sections of the report were approved by a large majority, including the
demand that a new administrative body be established to keep a close watch over 'dangerous'
sects in Belgium"
Reports like this should give the Christian community considerable cause for alarm because they
portend more overt attacks against the Gospel. Such can only be viewed as a prelude of a concerted
attempt to erradicate Christianity's influence by its liberal, Darwinian enemies.
The one positive effect of this attempt to legislate against the Gospel in Belgium parliament
is that it has united various Christian confessions and awakened them to the threat at their
door. A similar report in France had a similar effect, awakening many Christians from their
slumber. Hopefully increasing numbers of Christians will begin realise that accommodation with
the state, which caused the politicisation of Christianity and its spiritual demise under
the nominally Christian pagan Roman Emperor Constantine, is not in their interests at all.
New Covenant Christians have long maintained the need for a complete divorce between Christianity
and the State in order (for example, in the case of the Lutheran Church in Norway or the Anglican
Church in England) to prevent the subversion and politicisation of the Gospel message. We have
maintained all along that politics and Christianity are incompatible bed-fellows and, whilst we
disagree with sects like the Jehovah's Witnesses on most of their teachings, we must at least
credit them with getting this one point basically right.
There are many Christians now who increasingly believe that the Antichrist Age is manifeting
itself even more overtly and that in the so-called 'free West' we are going to see the freedom
of religion increasingly encroached upon by secularists and New Agers in positions of power.
One group has even claimed that the Antichrist himself will soon manifest himself and has
issued a portrait of him as reported in a vision:
Though the New Covenant Church has not seen any visions of the Antichrist it has several unpublished
revelations which confirm that he has Eurasian features such as is shown in the picture above.
The New Covenant Church has long warned that Christians will meet more and more opposition, leading
to open persecution, in the near future in the 'heartland of democracy', the Western world. There
are many, like us, who already believe that we live under a cultural Marxist dictatorship. Far
from being a 'leaven in the world', gradually transforming it into a Christian planet as liberal
Christians maintain, we maintain, with the Bible, that the world will progressively sink
into greater and greater evil until, as Jesus illustrated in His parable of the wheat and the
tares, there is a complete and utter separation of the good and the evil. Then our Lord will
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