Costing Everything

I think I have shared this before, but am going to reblog it because it’s that good.

Truth in Grace

We have used this video before about 3 years ago, but I feel compelled to share it again. Our family watched “God’s Not Dead 2” last night and found it to be a blessing. However, one aspect that stood out to me is the reality that persecution is coming, and it is coming sooner than we hope and think that it will come. To follow after Christ though requires that we are willing to understand that ultimately it will cost us everything.

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2 thoughts on “Costing Everything

  1. aagrove9 September 20, 2016 / 3:26 PM

    What about the existing ongoing persecution going on in the world outside of America? All the people we hear and read about in the news have been persecuted, have lost everything, home, family loved ones, material things and for many, their own precious lives. Ever since Jesus and the apostles preached that Christians would be persecuted, it has never stopped. It has been ongoing up to this present time, from generation to generation, although for the most part, we here in the United States of America have been immune from the evils and perils of persecution that most Christians around the world have had to endure. Is there a Scripture I’ve missed where it says that the real persecution of Christians officially begins in America sometime in the future? Or the world for that matter? If so, where is that Scripture? Perhaps someday there will be more serious Christian persecution here in America? But wait, there has been. Albeit on a smaller scale as compared to the rest of the world, but persecution nonetheless. With the advent of Muslims being permitted into America, you can be sure that the ‘real’ persecution of Christians will truly hit the levels of what the rest of the world has experienced? Will it get that severe here? Will Americans ever allow it to get to those levels the rest of the world has been experiencing? Who knows? But if it does, will that mean that Christian persecution has finally been reached and fulfilled here in America? When I read and hear about a future persecution happening, I can’t help but think about all the persecution that has been going on throughout history. Where does that persecution fit into the Scriptural scheme of things? Where and when has Christian persecution stopped? Where and when will it officially begin again to fulfill what many people believe is yet to come? Jesus preached the Gospel. Jesus instructed the apostles to preach the Gospel. Where in the Gospel that has been preached is this so-called future Christian persecution that the apostles apparently didn’t preach about? All glory and praise to God the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

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  2. Nina September 20, 2016 / 7:01 PM

    I agree with what you said. There has truly been persecution since the beginning and ongoing throughout time and the world until now. I think, though, that this video is more about salvation than being prepared and enduring persecution. Is that what you mean?

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