And as we look closer within our own nation, we can see even more evidence that there is a growing hatred of Christianity and the message of Jesus Christ.
But we should not be alarmed, surprised or even demanding justice from the people leading this trend. Jesus clearly explained to us in the Gospel of John ...
18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you
20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you ...
We can all hold fast to the Word ... in times of blessings ... as well as in times of trials and tribulations ... so that we can be confident that our God is mighty and in control ... and all that He not only knows everything that the future holds ... but has known it since the beginning of time ... and has chosen us.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.