Hated for truth’s sake

Hating truth tellersSo this past week — indeed the last couple months — have see some really culture shaking events that have caused many to wonder where things are going in our country.

For the Christians these events and “culture shocks” have a much more significant impact.

It is no mystery or surprise that Christians have been facing a form of persecution as their faith as been relegated to a “non-favored” status.

We shouldn’t be surprised.

Jesus was a truth teller.  Those living in delusion hated him.

Christians are also truth tellers.  We live in a society inhabited by those who at best see Godly things as irrelevant — at worst actively seek to remove God and Godly things from life.

Will churches loose tax exempt status for failing to support gay marriage?

Will ministers be forced to be silent about transgender and gay issues?

Where will all this lead?

I really don’t know.  I do know that Truth is Truth.  Man, courts, governments, etc. will not change that.

Truth is embodied in a person.  Jesus Christ.  His life and teaching are static — fixed…….

Unchanging.   The same yesterday, today, and forever.

Do I fear what these latest trends mean for the church?  Not really.

What I fear is that many will find the stance for truth too costly and fearsome.  They will submit to the authority of the world and dismiss Christ.

Am I upset that some will hate me?  Not really.  Jesus said we were blessed when we are persecuted for His name’s sake.  How can that be?  That persecution is evidence that we are standing on truth’s side.

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