Not Ashamed of the Gospel, No Matter the Danger, No Matter the Cost and No Matter the Consequences

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1849_-_Karikatur_Die_unartigen_KinderCurrent headlines, or lack thereof, seem to indicate that persecution of Christians is on the rise. In reality, believers have been paying a very high price for their faith for 2,000 years.

Some countries no longer allow the physical torture of Christians because this is “cruel and unusual punishment,” yet these same societies have no problem with denying tenure to a PhD who expresses doubt about whether evolution is scientific. Highly intelligent men and women are losing their jobs at an alarming rate.

A Two Star General in the United States Air Force is harshly disciplined for expressing his support for a  former classmates, a Christian running for political office.… Continue reading

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A World of Hate: Persecution in Egypt

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Christ our Saviour, in the Gospel of St. Matthew, hearing the confession of Simon Peter, who, first of all other, openly acknowledged Him to be the Son of God, and perceiving the secret hand of His Father therein, called him (alluding to his name) a rock, upon which rock He would build His Church so strong, that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. In which words three things are to be noted: First, that Christ will have a Church in this world. Secondly, that the same Church should mightily be impugned, not only by the world, but also by the uttermost strength and powers of all hell.Continue reading

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