Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Ever noticed how America is becoming tolerant of everything except Christianity? Our nation advertises immorality with slogans like, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!" We celebrate homosexuality with "Gay Day" and Sodomite-glorifying sitcoms. We promote the slaughter of millions of unborn children in the name of freedom and choice. America, the greatest nation in the world, has become tolerant of everything... except Christianity.
The Christian Faith is so unpopular because we believe there is only ONE way to Heaven; sincerity does not equal salvation; and scientists do not know everything. This sounds harsh and narrow-minded to the typical modern mind. We are attacked at every angle by "evidence" for Evolution, debaters seeking to out-wit uneducated Christians, and the devil trying to subtly pull us into the world's philosophies. What is a believer to do?
Be intolerant of intolerance! When Daniel saw that his world had officially gone crazy, he kept on doing what was right. For him, that meant praying toward Jerusalem three times a day. What can you do to counteract the wickedness of society? Praying is obvious... if Daniel did it, it's probably not a bad idea. If you go to public school, a secular college, or work in the real world, you know how commonplace the philosphies of Darwinian Evolution and Humanism are to your aquaintances. What if you armed yourself with biblical teaching, so the next time Bob brings up politics or religion, you'll know exactly what to say?
Let me challenge you ladies to be like Daniel -- intolerant of intolerance -- and refuse to conform to this world. Instead, keep on doing what's right, and be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you. There are many books and DVDs available to educate yourself about biblical Christianity. If you know of any additional resources, please leave a comment. Here are a few that I know of:
Answers in Genesis Extensive information on Creation, young earth, dinosaurs, etc.
Summit Ministries Look specifically for "Understanding the Times"!
WallBuilders Discover America's forgotten history and heros.