I live in the United States where I enjoy the constitutional right to practice my religious beliefs and I face very little opposition in serving God. There are many Christians who don’t have this freedom. In the Middle East many Christians run the risk of being killed by Muslim extremists. Persecution of Christians is increasing in China. India is controlled by a Hindu nationalist party whose goal is to make India a completely Hindu nation. According to Open Doors North Korea is the place where Christians suffer the most persecution.
Paul had this to say about the suffering experienced by Christians. Read the rest of this entry
This light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Later in the same letter he tells us what some of these light afflictions were. Read the rest of this entry