Thursday, May 15, 2014

Persecution of Believers For The Sake of Christ

Persecution is real and alive around the world for Christians and it has been for over 2000 years. We in America have never experienced persecution at this level seen in the middle east, Africa, and Asia before, but persecution is coming to our shores. How intense and how frequent only God knows- but suffering and trials are promised to every true believer of Jesus Christ and Americans are not immune. If we are to practice authentic biblical Christianity as opposed to western style Churchianity, we will experience resistance and conflict. In fact, anytime you begin to shine light in darkness it will be met with opposition. However we are now in the United States, slowing seeing a rising hostility to evangelicals that has never been seen before and this been escalating rapidly in the last twenty years and will continue. Christians must begin to arm themselves with the gospel of Jesus Christ, shrouded in prayer and be drenched in the word of God to adequately fight against the coming onslaught of the cultural war that will be waged against those who claim the name of Christ. Politics and Social morality crusades are not the weapons of our warfare because our battle is spiritual not carnal. (2 Corinthians 10:3)