Persecution from a Christian Perspective

On a typical Sunday morning in the United States, as we ease into our comfortable pews if someone were to ask us, “Are you comfortable?”  Our response may be about the pew or the temperature level in the church.  While in other places of the world “comfortable” is not a consideration in their Christianity.  They may have looked over their shoulder as they turned down the street leading to the gathering of the saints.  The cramped quarters or the temperature level is the least of their concerns. Continue reading “Persecution from a Christian Perspective”

What Is So Good, About Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday.  It is the day we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.  I read somewhere that the “Good” may have begun as Holy; we are really not sure.  It is good for us but it was a terrible day for Jesus.  The night before, He had been betrayed and arrested.  Then the humiliating trials began, before the Jewish High Priest and Council, Pilate, Herod, and back to Pilate again.   He was mocked, spit upon, and scourged.  Would this mockery and torture ever end?  Hardly, now he had to endure the death march to Calvary and then the horror of crucifixion.

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