Posts Categorized: Persecution

1 John 4:18 – Whoever Fears

God’s purpose in raising up Israel as a nation – as His Chosen People – was for the Jews to be a light to the world. The church likewise has this duty.

Colossians 4:14 – Demas

If someone as steeped in the Holy Spirit and discerning as Paul can be duped, is it any wonder that some people today can deceive us by pretending to be a blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ?  In Paul’s various epistles, he had the habit of mentioning faithful followers of Christ.  He told of how they…

Philippians 1:27 – Your Manner of Life

One of the letters the Apostle Paul wrote while imprisoned in Rome was to the church at Philippi.  Through his time in jail, Paul continued witnessing and evangelizing everyone with whom he came into contact.  His message of Good News was so contagious that even his opponents turned from their evil ways to follow Christ. …

Government Intervention – A Short Story

As a cautionary tale, I wrote this short story as part of a writing challenge with Faithwriters.com and released it on May 12, 2014.  Given where we are in the world today seven years later (October 1, 2021), I thought it might be instructive to publish this here on my blog.  At the conclusion of…

2 Corinthians 10:4 – Weapons of War

Concern is growing among many – myself included – as to where the actions of our government, which has clearly aligned itself against a certain segment of the population, lead in these times ahead.  The Biden Regime has staked out a position that labels conservatives and Christians as the enemy.  This is not hyperbole on…

2 Corinthians 1:9 – The Sentence of Death

If you look around and think the world has gone nuts, you’re probably right.  As we near the end of history as we know it, with the soon-coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the veil of deception has overshadowed the vision of most of secular society.  The very thing that Jesus warned about is occurring. …

1 Corinthians 16:9 – And There Are Many Adversaries

The preaching of the Gospel always brings opposition, even strife.  What is Good News to some is anathema to many.  For all those who are broken and in great need of the Word of God, there are also those who want nothing to do with the ways of the Lord.  Paul in 1 Corinthians 16:9…