Christians Heavily Persecuted Numerous sources have reported how Christians are the most persecuted group in the world
Numerous sources have reported how Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. In May, the BBC News released a report titled Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’.
But, this is not new. In 2016, the Center for Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary discovered 240 Christians die each day for their beliefs.
Samuel, of Redemptive Stories, puts it this way: “Christians are martyred every six minutes for their faith. That persecution is often [the] everyday situation for Christians around the world and needs to be vocally addressed around the world.”
‘Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. ‘
II Timothy 3:12
Christians should always expect some level of persecution but I agree that we haven’t seen anything yet. It will hit faithful Christians hard here in America because of the onslaught of false teachers that have been able to saturate the evangelical landscape with their doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).
But the apostle Paul admonishes us to stay faithful to sound doctrine and constant study of the whole counsel of God. Doing so will help us identify false teaching and strengthen our faith so when persecution comes at any level we will be ready.
DO NOT BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL AND BE READY FOR PERSECUTION
‘Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.’
II Timothy 1:8-12
CLING TO SOUND DOCTRINE AND KEEP YOUR FAITH
‘Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.’
II Timothy 1:13-14
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THE GOOD NEWS
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.
- God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
- But God...because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2cor 5:21
All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you're a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.
'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. '
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