a hard Gospel!

Br. Andre is a friend of mine and I wholeheartedly agree with what he has to say here. We are living in times that call for Christians to stand up and speak out when we see injustices. One of those injustices is the persecution of Christians.

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Today’s Gospel, Matthew 10:16-23, is filled with challenging statements by Jesus.

“… I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves …

… they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues …

Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name …

but the one who endures to the end will be saved!

Strong words uttered by Jesus to His disciples of two thousand years ago; strong words that are uttered to you and to me today.  Christians throughout the world are discriminated against, harassed, persecuted and killed simply because they believe in Jesus Christ.  Conditions are particularly horrific in many of the Islamic countries, e.g., Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and the list goes…

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