Facing Persecution As A Christian

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Facing Persecution as a Christian The bible says we Christians are going to be persecuted. It is something we just have to face, I guess. 2 Timothy 3:12-Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But the bible says-Matthew 5-10-Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This means that those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ will go to heaven. I feel when it comes to persecution, we Christians have to take it one day at a time. Many bad things are going to happen. Matthew 6:34 -Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. We also have to have the right attitude. Jesus was silent with his persecutors and forgave them. We have to copy Christ example. Matthew 5:44-But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, They do say that A coward dies many times before their death.We are all going to die someday so why should we be afraid of what humans will do to us?. What does it matter if you get persecuted by your family or other religions like the Muslims or the Lgbt movement. Everyone is afraid but they say the brave act despite their fear. The bible says- Matthew 10:28-And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body. It is best not to procrastinate facing temptation and I heard of a guy who believed he could repent just before he dies, so he kept procrastinating his repentance and trials that come with being a Christian and chose to repent just before he died but he then ended up in hell because well, God is not mocked. Galatians 6:7-Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. We can’t be fearful of exposing the truth of false religions that every religion that isn’t biblical Christianity is. Proverbs 24-10If you faint in the day of distress, how small is your strength! 11Rescue those being led away to death, and restrain those stumbling toward the slaughter. 12If you say, “Behold, we did not know about this,” does not He who weighs hearts consider it? Does not the One who guards your life know? Will He not repay a man according to his deeds? Exposing the truth of all false religions is our duty,even if we get persecuted. As for persecution,well you just have to stand up not once,but over and over again like Daniel did. Winners never quit. Daniel 3 -17If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the blazing fiery furnace and from your hand, O king. 18But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.” So even if God allows us to suffer persecution,we will still serve him. Revelation 21:8-But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” The cowards are like the first on the list. We can’t be among them.

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