The Rise of Persecution
Sermon Text: Mark 6:14-29
Biblically and historically, persecution rises as the Church rises. As Christians commit to living the Christian life and preaching the Gospel, the level of persecution also increases. When we stand up for the truth that God has taught, and we preach His morality, the world will not gladly hear it. From this will stem persecution. Here in Australia, since we have started from a position where the Church has had a great influence on society, the level of persecution at this stage is low. When we look at other countries where other religions have been the dominant force, the persecution is usually much greater.
Jesus warned us that we would need to count the cost of being a Christian. Are we willing to submit to the persecution that will come for standing up for Truth and Righteousness?