In a world that many don’t believe in God and take pleasure in wickedness without repentance, we shall continue to experience the decay of our society with calamities, including crime, violence, raping,murder, natural disaster etc.
Russia just banned virtually all types of evangelism outside of a church or religious site and China has torn down thousands of crosses and demolished dozens of churches in a renewed crackdown on the growth of Christianity in that nation.
According to a recent report, a total of 53 countries now have laws that restrict the Christian faith. Never underestimate Jesus, his teachings, and prophecies. “Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened.” Matthew 24:34.
Jesus knew Christians will suffer after him, the reason he said “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved,” so how prepared are you to pass through the trials, tribulations, and persecutions because of your love of the Gospel and Jesus?
In another development, a United Nations Committee has said Britain must stop forcing children to attend Christian schools because it undermines their Human Rights. It’s shocking to read such articles when the impact of the Gospel has saved thousands of lives from committing suicide in times of depression and loneliness.
For example, Africa is one of the poorest continents but Christianity has played a significant role in that continent that the suicide rate in America and Europe is hundred percent higher than that of Africa. Although it baffles many of us when we read articles, we shouldn’t forget the prophecies Jesus made more than two thousand years ago.
As human beings, we shall continue to experience many unpleasant situations, “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death,” Mathew 10:23 but we should be strong and courageous. We shouldn’t be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. That’s His full assurance. Believe it or ignore it.