On January 15th, 2013 I shared with you the controversy over a painting of Jesus hanging in an Ohio middle school. The article “Should I stay or should I go” featured this picture and told of objections to the painting by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (read the previous article here)
You might remember that back in January, the school board for the Jackson, OH schools voted to allow the painting to remain in the hallway of the middle school. But just last week (three days after Easter), the painting was removed from the location where it has hung since 1947.
The reason given was “…concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.” After overwhelming public approval to keep the painting, the school board reversed its decision, because … “The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom from Religion Foundation had sued on behalf of a student and two parents, calling the portrait an unconstitutional promotion of religion in a public school.”
We leave you with one thought….
We are living in a world that is growing increasing intolerant of Christians and any display or proclamation of the gospel or Christian faith. It’s a world that tolerates sin, but is intolerant of Christianity.
It’s been shown, time and time again, that the world can take away images of Jesus or other displays of Christianity from schools and public places. We’ve seen His name and His message taken out of text books and other media. But, we must always remember, no one can ever take Him away from you. We can be stripped of everything in this life, except Jesus. He is with us always. He is faithful and true…and He has promised:
…lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (Matthew 28:20) …I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
Jesus is the Reason this Ministry Exists
Our mission is to glorify God by equipping, encouraging, and empowering
YOU to understand the Bible and grow in faith. If our online resources have blessed you, we hope you will support Reasons for Hope* Jesus. Our ministry outreach has grown significantly and. . .
Please support Reasons for Hope* Jesus with a donation of $5, $10, $20, or more. A donation of any amount is needed and greatly appreciated.
CLICK TO DONATE
to Reasons for Hope*Jesus(a 501c3 Ministry)
Use a Credit Card or PayPal for safe, secure giving.
***A Hidden Message in Psalm 23?***
Hidden in the six verses of Psalm 23 are 11 names for Jesus. Subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll send you The Names of God in Psalm 23 PDF that reveals all 11 names and Scripture verses of comfort and hope (link will be sent in your confirmation email).
Top Ten in 2019
- What is the meaning of NUMBERS in the Bible?
- What is the meaning of COLORS in the Bible?
- Is my TATTOO a sin?
- What do the 12 stones UNDER the JORDAN River mean? (Joshua 4)
- CHARLIE BROWN Theology
- What Does It Mean to TASTE & SEE That God Is Good? (Psalm 34)
- Did The Wise Men Arrive 12 DAYS AFTER JESUS’ BIRTH? Or Was It Much Later?
- Is Leonard Cohen’s “HALLELUJAH” a Christian Song?
- Where did OT Saints go at death? ABRAHAM'S BOSOM? Where was that?
- Is It a Sin to Drink ALCOHOL?
More Popular Questions & Articles:
If BAPTIZED as an Infant, Do I Need to Be Baptized Again?
How was Jesus Like a Worm? What’s the CRIMSON (OR SCARLET) WORM? Psalm 22
Is Satan’s Real Name LUCIFER? Or Should We Call Him Satan?
What is the Significance of the Wise Men's THREE GIFTS? And were they kings?
Was Jesus CRUCIFIED on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?
The Names of Jehovah hidden in Psalm 23! This will surprise you!
What Did Jesus Say About HEAVEN (and HELL)?
JESUS WEPT. Why? And…it’s not the shortest verse in the Bible!
Is There a Remez (HIDDEN MESSAGE ) in Revelation 7? Why is Dan Missing?
What Does it Mean to Be A CHILD OF GOD?
Why Is PRAYER Important?
Is SUICIDE an Unforgivable Sin?
Something ALL Christians must know: IVDARR