'Critics and Persecution' Tagged Posts

'Critics and Persecution' Tagged Posts

Critical Parents

Q.   I live with my parents whose non-stop criticism of my stand for Jesus is driving me crazy. What can I do? Can I last out? A.   The Book of Acts tells how the Early Church developed and matured through persecution. Most of Christ’s followers paid for their testimony with their lives. Strangely, they were happy to do so! Why? They were honoured to be associated with…

Positive Confrontation  

Q.    How can I “speak the truth in love” and still maintain a real friendship? A.   Without truth, friendship isn’t true friendship. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” Prov 27:6 When you care about someone, it’s tempting to avoid telling the truth, especially when that truth might hurt. You might be tempted to…

Persecution and Martyrdom – Where is God?

Q.    I’ve heard about millions of Christians being brutalized especially in Islamic countries. Where is God in this all? A.   Rom 8:28 teaches that “all things work together for good” for God’s Children. If “for good” means a stable, safe, healthy, happy, and reasonably wealthy middle-class life, then we must conclude that God does not really work for the good of the…

Answering Critics’ Objections

Christians are Hypocrites, hypocrites are actors, people who pretend to be something they aren’t. Jesus’ harshest words were reserved for hypocrites. There always have been and always will be some hypocrites in the Church. But Jesus doesn’t ask us to follow others; He asks us to follow Him. Although Christians can represent Jesus either poorly or well, the…