Colossians 1:6 (NKJV) which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
Christianity takes a beating physically and verbally every day. Open season. Say whatever you want about them no matter how untrue or insulting, you get applause. Every time there is a mass shooting or tragic event, the first blame gets pinned on Christianity in some form or fashion. Then when that accusation is proven false, you never hear a retraction. Never fails…
Gays, Muslims, minorities, other religions suffer (real or made up)? Front page news! Christians slaughtered, raped, kidnapped, robbed? Crickets chirping.
Christians shouldn’t be surprised by this. America has given God the left foot of fellowship and after decades of being shown the door, God has obliged us in many ways. Persecution and the deterioration of society/order/goodness/civility is a given at this point (ironically and predictably THAT gets blamed on Christians too).
Never fear and never be surprised by this. Jesus told us that the world hates Him, and it will hate us too. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t affect our salvation, our eternity, our rewards or the fact the winner has already been declared: GOD.
Think It Over: Christianity will flourish, it will transform lives, it will save souls, it will bring hope to the hopeless, life to those who are surrounded by death. The only question for YOU is: will you hang in there and be a part of God’s plan or bail out when the going gets tough?