'Persecution' Tagged Posts

'Persecution' Tagged Posts

Pain to Gain for Others

Muslim extremists murdered Ayub’s grandmother on one of the many islands of Indonesia. We stayed in the home of this warmhearted Christian leader. He serves as an elder for the church meeting in a home nearby. We loved this brother and his wife immediately and shared some really happy moments together in Christ. But, Ayub’s life was a troubled one at first. When he was a teenage boy, as a consequence of declared Jihad, Muslim zealots insisted that everyone on…

Failing Lungs and a Heart of Faith

If God works all things according to the good of those who love Him, why do some believers suffer and die? It is helpful to remember when answering hard questions like this that it is always gain for a Christian to die. God will sometimes override the good thing of temporal provision to bring the better thing of going to be with him. This is not a surprise, because no person escapes physical death. But what about untimely death? Think…

SO THEY PERSECUTED THE PROPHETS BEFORE YOU

Speak to them, whether they listen or not, “Thus says the Lord God”(Ez 3). We shouldn’t be so arrogant as to think we’re prophets like Ezekiel, hearing direct words from God. Rather, we humbly speak what the prophets spoke. We sometimes succeed, yet they preached with the knowledge that almost all would not obey. So, don’t despair when you meet up with insults and  resistance to words God first gave through His writing prophets.”  In the same way they persecuted…