How does Jesus Christ expect us to face persecution? The Scripture show how Jesus, the apostles, and the prophets approached the persecutions they endured.
John Ritenbaugh informs us that the Christian religion (both nominal and actual) is the most persecuted religion on the face of the earth. Heretofore, Christians in Gentile nations have received the brunt of the persecutions, whereas Christians in Israelite nations have been spared—until now—as secular progressive …
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on "Persecution: Israelitish Style," suggests that the kind of persecution practiced in Israelitish nations is more psychological than physical, but just as brutal in its own way. Candidates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention audibly "booed" God out of the platform. When …
Under the best of times, God's people are not immune to persecution. Persecution for righteousness' sake is evidence that God's people have Christ's Spirit.
Although many have gone through sore trials, virtually no one has gone through the nightmarish persecutions suffered by the early Christians in Imperial Rome.
Persecution is a fact of life for a Christian. Jesus Christ says we are blessed if we are persecuted for righteousness' sake — here's why.
Persecution involves a wide spectrum, ranging from torture, physical beating, social excommunication, imprisonment and death. Our boldness should match Paul's.
Freedom of religion in America is being slowly eroded rather than removed en masse. However, the Bible encourages us in such times.
Ridicule of Christians and the biblical teachings they believe is on the rise. Christianity is under attack, putting those who believe the Bible in the crosshairs.
We often spend so much time engaged in our present-day trials that we fail to understand and learn from the experiences of Christians of the past.
Ronny Graham, citing statistics from the non-profit organization Open Doors, asserts that persecution against Christians is rampant and dramatic, escalating in many parts of the world in which professing Christians suffer governmental harassment, torture, and death. In North Korea, owning a Bible is a capital offence, bringing …
The marked decline in circumcision in New Zealand during the 20th century attests to the power of governments over their citizens in socialized environments.
There is an ominous phenomenon gripping American culture: the imposition of government control over the way we think and act in the name of 'tolerance'.
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that America has had in its cultural foundation a high degree of tolerance and forbearance, points out that the earliest immigrants came to this land to escape religious intolerance. Paradoxically, some of the people who espouse toleration [the Nones, Progressive secularists] have clearly emerged as …
Billionaires have commandeered Apple, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, all ostensibly created for promoting free speech, for the purpose of censoring comments.
As we approach the time of Christ's return, persecution will become increasingly intense, coming from places we least expect it. We must learn endurance.
The commission to the disciples evolves from their initial orders to go to the House of Israel to their ultimate commission of going to the Gentiles.
God's command to eat unleavened bread teaches that He rescued His people from the bondage of sin, something they had no power to accomplish of themselves.
God has freed us from the bondage of sin, the breaking of His law. Liberty comes only from obeying God and accepting the positive yoke of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews was written to fulfill several needs of the first-century church. One of the most critical was to explain God's opening of eternal life to the Gentiles.
When we are called, we are asked to count the cost and plan accordingly. We must totally give ourselves over to becoming fashioned into His image.
Throughout the 'Christian' world, militant atheism may be decreasing, but religious indifference is also increasing at even a more dramatic rate.
The book of Hebrews provides reasons to recapture flagging zeal, focusing on the reason for our hope and faith, establishing Christ's credentials.
God gave His approval for the destruction of the Worldwide Church of God into numerous groups, allowing heresies so He could see who really loves Him.
Martin Collins, highlighting examples of political correctness, the use of inclusive diction and the disuse of "sexist" language (e.g., police officer instead of policeman), warns of Microsoft's new AI-based software ("Ideas in Word") designed to make writing not only grammatically but also politically …
Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.