Christians Under Attack
It is becoming evermore apparent that Christians are under attack. Those that hate God are expressing themselves more and more boldly with the support and protection of the mainstream media and politicians alike. I have stumbled upon a pair of news articles in the last 24 hours that I find astonishing. I really shouldn't be surprised due to the fact our Lord prophesied this as seen in the scriptures below. God spoke similarly through Paul the Apostle sometime later, as found in 2 Timothy.
Matthew 24: 9,10
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Matthew 10: 21,22
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
2 Timothy 3:12
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
* With that said, I will now reveal the two news stories that I previously mentioned and you can form your own opinions as you see fit.
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.