We are not surprised about Christians being persecuted in Third World countries. It has been happening for centuries. True Christianity has always been opposed. In America, that opposition has more in the private sector but that is rapidly changing. Here but are a few examples:
- A Florida teacher suspended for Anti-Gay Marriage Posts on Personal Facebook Page. Fox News
- High school graduate prohibited from mentioning God, Jesus, etc. from his graduation speech. Fox news
- American war veteran told he cannot fly American on his own house. Right Scoop
The hostility toward morality and decency is increasing at a alarming rate. Unless you live in the wilderness, this is not a surprise. But this blog is not to inform you but prepare you. If you want to please Jesus Christ you will face persecution. “Indeed, all who desire to live a go dly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” 2 Timothy 3:12 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12
Before you write me off as a ‘prophet of doom and gloom’ remember the Apostle Paul repeatedly warned the church of approaching persecution. The church has lived in complacency for so long, it is hard to get them to see what is coming to the church.
In closing, I do not want to discourage any believer. The Church will prevail. Mt. 6:18 Church history reminds us that the Church always thrives during persecution. (i.e. China) Stay true to Christ and the Gospel. Eph. 6:13