Why is it that Christianity is “taking it on the chin,” and not other religions? Why do retail outlets like Best Buy refuse using “Merry Christmas” in their stores and advertisements, saying that it is disrespectful? Why must we take the Ten Commandments out of our schools, yet build foot baths for the Moslems at taxpayers expense? Why is it that teaching the historicity of Jesus Christ gives people a bellyache, but they say nothing of teaching about Mohammed? Why does the ACLU cry and pout when our local State Senator uses the name of Jesus Christ in public prayer? Why is the Bible under constant attack, but not the book of Islam? What scares people about the teaching of Creationism? Why do atheists spend their lives striving to disprove something they claim doesn’t even exist?!
I’ll tell you why, because the Book won’t let them alone! It haunts them at every turn and they cannot get away from it. They are afraid of the Bible!
The Truth has always been persecuted, and always will be. Jesus said, “If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you” (John 15:18 & 20). Paul writes, “all who live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution … and these things will grow worse and worse” (2Timothy 3:12-13). What we are seeing in the continuing persecution of the TRUTH, whether it be in liberal churches, or organizations like the ACLU, is prophecy being fulfilled. We are understanding more and more what Jesus meant when He said only a few would find the narrow way that leads to eternal life (Matthew 7:14). Let’s keep in mind the encouragement of the Apostle Paul, “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong” (1Corinthians 16:13). — Toby Miller
Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.
Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).