Weekly Sunday Series, Christian Persecution - Introduction Post, July 15, 2018; Post 1, July 22, 2018; Post 2, July 29, 2018; Post 3, August 5, 2018; Post 4, August 12, 2018; Post 5, August 19, 2018; Post 6, August 26, 2018
Hello, Hello, Hello, and Welcome My Beloved Friends. Thank you for stopping in at 'my house and home in Jesus Christ'. [Colossians 3:3] I hope you can stay a spell and let us face a most important 'topic' together - Religious Persecution. We must be 'ready' for all the 'various' aspects of this most timely 'topic'.
So, let us pray and get started. Father, we come to you in the Precious Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, seeking to understand the subject of persecution as we are your children. Open our eyes of understanding, and prepare each of us, for what is coming on the Earth. We thank you, and love you. Grant that even in persecution, we may trust and obey you, ever doing your will. Amen. Amen.
Now, with the 'Introduction' on July 15, 2018, with 'definitions; Post 1, July 22, 2018. 'Biblical History of Persecution'; Post 2, July 29, 2018. martyrs; and Post 3, August 5, 2018, more martyrs; we will resume our definitive discussion today on our Post 4, Sunday, August 12, 2018,
Let's continue to look into the historical aspects of persecution from the Bible. And further on, I will provide you with numerous Holy Bible Scriptures to study and get into your heart, for the future for the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance, when necessary. [John 14:26]
For you see, as it is written at '2 Timothy 3:12-17' 'Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.' King James Version (KJV) Public Domain Amen. Amen.
This is quite a detailed 'topic'. Therefore, we will continue the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Weekly Series focusing on the 'topic' of 'the Attributes of God, and Jesus. But, we will post the 'series' on 'the Holy Spirit', on the 'Welcome Room', beginning around Saturday, September 15, 2018. We will start each Saturday until we get off and going. Then, we will post on a bi-monthly basis. At the same time, we will continue here in this 'room', the Bi-Monthly Tuesday/Saturday Series - 'What Does God Think About Sin' until all is posted.
On Christian Persecution: The Church Grew Dramatically Despite the Horrible Deaths
Christian persecution didn’t slow the growth of the Christian faith during the first few centuries after Christ. Even as its early leaders died horrible deaths, Christianity flourished throughout the Roman Empire. How can this historical record of martyrdom be viewed as anything but dramatic evidence for the absolute truth of the Christian faith – a faith, unlike any other, founded on historical events and eye-witness testimony?
Although it is often claimed that Christians were persecuted for their refusal to worship the emperor, general dislike for Christians likely arose from their refusal to worship the gods or take part in sacrifice, which was expected of those living in the Roman Empire.
How did Rome's persecution of Christians help Christians grow and spread?
It convinced Paul that Jesus was son of God. ... Christians denied that the emperor was a god. Romans saw the Christian way of life as an insult to Roman traditions. [Are you picking up on any evidences of 'history repeating itself', in the 21st Century, anywhere????]
How did Rome's persecution of Christians help Christianity grow and spread? And, therefore, we get to another question. What does it mean to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness?
Over time, the Christian church and faith grew more organized.
Persecution drove the early church under ground and helped it spread into other parts of the world.
Systemic persecution against Christians ended in the Roman empire about 313 A.D. In 313 AD, the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, guaranteeing freedom of religion to all people. Further, Christianity was accepted. Ten years later, it had become the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Those who defend and stand up for Jesus and their faith, regardless of the consequences, will be blessed and belong to Heaven. 'True Meaning and purpose for this life.' 'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom' of heaven.' [Matthew 5:10]
How further, then did persecution help to 'spread the Gospel'?. From that time forward, Christians have continued to be persecuted all over the world. Many early Protestants who broke from the Catholic Church were imprisoned and burned at the stake. Christian missionaries have been killed in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Christians were imprisoned and killed during the reigns of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Today, the nonprofit organization Voice of the Martyrs tracks Christian persecution in China, Muslim countries, and throughout the world. According to estimates, persecution of Christians claims more than 150,000 lives every year. However, the unintended result of persecution is that the true church of Jesus Christ continues to grow and spread. But, be not deceived. In some western countries, the same is occurring.
Did Jesus not say, to Peter, found at Matthew 16:15-18, 'He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'
Jesus is 'the Rock', [Numbers 20:8, 10, 11; Deuteronomy 32:4, 15, 18, 30, 31]. The 'declaration' that 'He is the Messiah, the Christ, the One To Come, the Son of the Living God', is the 'truth' why, 'the gates of Hell shall not prevail', 'for whosoever believes in Him'. DO YOU? Amen. Amen.
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