Persecution still happening today as it was in Jesus time. And just as Jesus was persecuted every believer will be persecuted as also. That is why we should all get ready for it and prepare ourselves on how to handle it so that we don’t get devastated when it happens.
Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. John 15:20 (NIV)
The above statement was a direct statement from Jesus.
If you are true preacher of the gospel you will be persecuted at some point if not regularly.
If you are a liberal Christian with an inclusive message, you may not have much of this experience.
Why did I say that? People’s reaction to you depend on what you preach. But if you are true preacher of the raw truth of the word of God, you will be hated in some quarters.
If you support abortion you may
not be persecuted.
If you support same sex marriage you may not be persecuted.
If you say prosperity is a sign of/ the same as Godliness, you may not be persecuted.
If you tell people of different faith that we’re all serving the same God, you may not be persecuted.
If you tell people Jesus is a prophet you may not be persecuted.
If you tell people Jesus is a good man you may not be persecuted.
If you tell them to curse their enemies, you may not be persecuted.
If you promote laziness in the name of divine favour you may not be persecuted.
You tell them that Christians are
to love their enemies you will be persecuted.
You tell them Jesus is God and you will be persecuted in some quarters.
You tell them acquisition of material wealth does not necessary mean one is godly, you will be persecuted.
You tell them Jesus is the only WAY to God, you will be persecuted.
YOU KNOW WHAT?
Jesus as a Prophet and a good Man is universally alluded to compare to Him being called God.
This is what makes Christianity exclusive!
“We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” John 10:33 (NIV)
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