Evangelist Franklin Graham says Christians who share their faith in 2010 will face greater obstacles than in years past.
"I believe that a time is fast approaching - I think it will be in my lifetime - when the preaching of the Gospel is referred to as hate speech," Graham wrote in a commentary posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
He said biblical statements about homosexuality, abortion, and other moral issues will be banned by "political correct cultures."
Graham said preachers could even face jail time for teaching the Bible -- and it is already happening in some countries.
His declaration of his commitment to preaching the Gospel was partly triggered by the recent climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He said while there is "legitimate concern" for how the world manages its resources, he finds it "frightening" that those concerns have shifted to "a radical, godless world view that elevates the creation to idolatrous status."
Source: The Christian Post