Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child?
Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a
woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
When giving the Olivet Prophecy, Jesus indicated that the time was coming when there would be immense persecution inflicted on God’s people. This persecution would even include a great martyrdom.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Mt. 24:9-10)
Earlier, Jesus warned his disciples that trial and persecution would be a part of their lives. In essence those who signed up for Christianity would face a life similar to that of a fugitive. Furthermore, those who followed God’s way would even be persecuted by members of their own family.
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. (Mt. 10:21-23)
It is hard to imaging that Christianity would be threatened in free nations. But that trend is beginning to manifest itself. In the United States many today view the public expression of faith as a threat to freedom. Additionally, powerful secular organizations are seeking to limit religious freedom (Christianity) through the America’s courts.
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