Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
There is very little this world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening trend that is now taking hold literally all over the globe. It is a passionate hatred of Christianity.
In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. Anti conversion laws in India, Blasphemy Laws in countries under Sharia. In some areas, the violence has become so extreme that Christians knowingly risk their own lives just to go to church.
Sadly, this is just the beginning. In the years ahead, those that choose to be followers of Jesus Christ will face even greater persecution than we have seen already. We need to remember the words of our Lord Jesus:
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. (John 15:18 – 21)
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.