However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:16
Are you ashamed to be a Christian? In todays world Christians are continually being mocked and persecuted by society and the media. Just as we saw in Texas, where a self proclaimed “Atheist” took the innocent lives of 26 fellow Christians. They were murdered for only one reason, because they are Christians.
Around the world we see Christians being killed and persecuted on a daily basis. Radical Islam are beheading Christians who refuse to deny there Lord and Savior. But as God says, don’t be ashamed to be a Christian, even when we suffer for the name of Jesus Christ
Jesus taught us “The world will hate you because of him” (Matthew 10:22) Why is that? Because the world is run by Satan, and he knows he was defeated at the cross. Satan and death were crushed at the cross. Everything was put under the feet of Christ, he reigns as King of Kings!
So rejoice and be glad to be called a disciple of Christ, the world might hate or persecute you, but the final victory is ours. By the blood of The Lamb, we have overcome the world. Its important to encourage and pray for your fellow Christians as we press on to the prize in Jesus Name Amen!