Persecution and Slander: As Time Goes By

As time goes by

“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
–1John 3:13

As the climax of human history approaches, believers can know that the time is drawing near by the number of slanders, lies and other unwarranted attacks they face for the name of Jesus Christ and for His cause.

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”
–John 15:18

While these attacks are initially disturbing, they DO provide confirmation of

  1. the believer’s direction
  2. the lateness of the hour
  3. the truth of God’s Word

Though this might be hard to keep in mind while one is surrounded by enemies, ALL of the above should offer encouragement to the believer who is beset with the attacks and slanders of the enemy.

“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.”
Acts 5:41

And through it all, the believer may be assured of peace–even in the midst of chaos and persecution of the enemy and his minions–because Jesus Himself promised it.

Christians are following in the footsteps of the One who has already taken all of the vehemence the world dished out and more.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

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FROM A YEAR AGO

CONFIRMATION: In a world of deception, what can serve as confirmation that what one has written is correct? What can validate one is truly on the right path?

Threats and persecution for the name of Jesus Christ.

In a world of deception, one will only be threatened and/or persecuted for the truth.

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Matthew 10:16

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
2 Corinthians 4:3

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 22, 2016.]

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