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Persecuting of Christians Shows Man's Total Depravity

It is no surprise to the growing believer to why the world hates Christians.  John 15:18-19 shows that Christians do not belong to the world.  Titus 2:11-14 shows that Christians are a peculiar people zealous unto good works, resisting the ungodliness of this present world.  James 4:4 warns that friendship with the world is to be an enemy of God.  If you are a friend of God then you are therefore the enemy of the world.  If you are going to stand by God's Word then expect a whole lot of rejection as 2 Timothy 3:12 warns that those who live godly will be persecuted by the world.

Remember the world already fell to Satan's authority ever since Adam fell.  Romans 5:12-14 shows the very consequences of Adam's sin that it brought sin and death.  2 Corinthians 4;4 shows that Satan is indeed the god of this world.  Ever since the days of Noah up to today we have people choosing anything but God.  People laughed at the idea of a coming judgment until it was too late in several instances.  In Noah's day, nobody believed that one day the world would drown.  During the days of Jeremiah, people laughed at God's warning of exile from their nation where they will be under the hands of the Babylonian oppressors until it happened.  What should be so heartbreaking even today that many people keep that kind of attitude.  They only laugh at the call for repentance and so few ever respond to it.

The warning of Jesus in Matthew 7;13-14 shows how often the majority is wrong and the minority is right.  There are times when the majority is right but what is right and wrong is not determined by the number of people who believe it.  Many people think they are in the right religion because it has the biggest numbers never mind that so few people love the truth and so many people love the wrong.  It has come to a point that what is considered "truth" is if many people believe it even if it is a huge lie from the pits of Hell.  Many people think nothing is wrong with sins like pornography, premarital sex, adultery, gambling, homosexuality, worshiping other gods and many more that are declared perfectly legal by sinful governments.  Even if more people do wrong but wrong will always be wrong and right will always be right.


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