Philippians 1:29, “For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for His sake…”
If you want to see the future of Christianity in America, click below. An elderly lady is verbally assaulted by a group of anti-proposition 8 protestors because the same sex marriage prohibition amendment passed in California. At times it gets a little scary! They knock the cross she was carrying out of her hands then stomp on it (There is a short commercial at the beginning.).
This lady conducted herself admirably! She didn’t retaliate… she smiled. One time she said, “I love you.” She didn’t yell… she didn’t argue… she stayed calm in the midst of extreme anger directed toward her. THIS is what it will take… many times over… to win those who are opposed to Christ.
I’m not being an alarmist when I say that the time may be coming when Christians in America will be physically persecuted. The response? “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.” One thing we ARE NOT to do is retaliate in kind. Thanks to Mark Fowler for forwarding this to me.