Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can be interpreted that lawlessness and violence shall abound, including at the civil level.
‘Distress of Nations’ Luke 21:25
Increasing ‘Distress of Nations,’ (5) Lawlessness, Violence, Rebellion, Protest and Anarchy; Thousands protest in Poland after LGBT activist’s arrest
Bernard OSSER, Dario THUBURN August 8, 2020, 7:57 PM EDT YahooNews!
Thousands of people protested across Poland on Saturday waving rainbow flags, a day after a gay rights activist was taken into custody for two months of pre-trial detention.
About 50 demonstrators were also detained by police on Friday as the activist, who identifies as a woman named Margot, was taken away in central Warsaw following a controversial court order.
The biggest solidarity protest on Saturday was outside the Soviet-era Palace of Culture in Warsaw, where an AFP photographer saw several thousand people — some holding umbrellas with LGBT flags on them.
“We are meeting to protest together against violence and systemic homophobia,” the organisers, a coalition of gay rights groups, said in a statement.
“Empathy, Solidarity, Action!” read one of the placards, while some protesters chanted slogans against the police and others shouted “you’ll never walk alone!” — addressing the arrested campaigner.
In Lublin, a city southeast of Warsaw that has declared itself an “LGBT-free zone”, a small group of mostly young campaigners marched through the centre and rallied outside the local prosecutor’s office.
“Gay By Birth, Proud By Choice” and “Solidarity is Our Weapon”, read some of the signs at the rally where campaigners also carried rainbow flag bags and balloons.
“We are tired of this government,” said Julia, 17, who declined to giver her full name for fear of reprisals.
– LGBT flags on Warsaw monuments –
Homophobia is still widespread in the devout Catholic country whose right-wing governing Law and Justice party has repeatedly used anti-gay rhetoric, including in the run-up to last month’s presidential election.
President Andrzej Duda has campaigned against what he calls “LGBT ideology”, likening it to communism.
At his swearing-in ceremony in parliament on Thursday, leftist MPs wore the colours of the rainbow flag.
The flag has become an emblem of anti-government sentiment in Poland, particularly in recent months.
This week, Polish police charged three people for desecrating statues and hurting religious feelings after campaigners draped several Warsaw monuments, including one of Jesus Christ, with LGBT flags.
The activist who was arrested on Friday, referred to officially in court as Michal Sz, belongs to a campaign group called “Stop the Nonsense” that claimed responsibility for the monument flag protest.
But the arrest was linked to a separate case from June of criminal damage to a van of the Pro-Right to Life Foundation that was covered in homophobic slogans.
After Margot was detained at the offices of Campaign Against Homophobia, an AFP photographer saw dozens of protesters blocking the police car carrying her.
There were scuffles with dozens of police officers, who eventually cleared the way for the car to pass.
Warsaw police said on Twitter that 48 people were arrested in connection with “insults directed at police as well as damage to a police car”.
– ‘Very chilling signal’ –
Margot called this type of pre-trial detention, which is normally used to prevent another crime being committed, a “repressive” measure, in comments to the PAP news agency before her arrest.
Her arrest prompted outrage from opposition politicians and rights groups.
The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic called for Margot’s release.
Mijatovic tweeted that the activist was detained “for blocking an anti-LGBT hate van and putting rainbow flags on Warsaw monuments,” adding that an order for Margot’s two-month detention sends a “very chilling signal” for freedom of speech and LGBT rights in Poland.
Hanna-Gill Piatek, a leftist lawmaker, was at the scene of Margot’s arrest.
“I wish serious criminals were prosecuted as diligently as activists,” she said
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.