In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.    John 1:1-5 ESV

Christian Persecution Today

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (2 Timothy 3:12 ESV)

The Apostle Paul didn’t say that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus MIGHT be persecuted”. He said, “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus WILL be persecuted”.

What does this say about American Christianity. When you compare the current ongoing persecution of Christians in other countries around the world, who are suffering imprisonment, torture and even death, for their desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus, against the practically nonexistent persecution of confessing American Christians, then according to scripture, confessing American Christians who supposedly desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus, must be sorely lacking.

I believe we all should strongly examine the level of our desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. (2 Corinthians 13:5-6 ESV)

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