Is believing the Bible a crime in Finland?
Please join in prayer for Paivi Rasanen of Finland, member of the Finnish Parliament and former government minister now under “investigation” by police (!)–no, she didn’t rob a liquor store–for her “hateful” failure to affirm and celebrate homosexuality (https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-investigation-into-finnish-mps-christian-faith-ramps-up/).
Ms. Rasenen is being “investigated” for two criminal incidents. First, for a leaflet she wrote 16 years ago. Second, for criticizing her denomination for holding a “gay event” at the church. She also posted some Bible verses online–Romans 1: 24-27. She is being defended by the Alliance Defending Freedom, headquartered here in the USA–where defending freedom is still allowed.
Does anybody really wonder why God should be mad at Western civilization–which has made an idol of sodomy, and worships every known species of perversion? And makes it a criminal offense to adhere to the word of God? Have we suddenly been catapulted back in time into the middle of the Book of Acts?
Well, if we have, God grant us the strength to say to today’s tyrants, as Peter and John said to those of their own time, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
But for Christians to be “investigated” and persecuted in Western countries that once were known as Christendom is a dark stain that won’t be easily washed away.