• They will Hate You

    “The last century and a half have seen more converts, and more martyrs, than the first eighteen centuries combined.” (D.A. Carson, For the Love of God, Vol. 1 Jan 10 entry) Let that soak in. Don’t miss the significance of martyrdom and in particular the increase of martyrdom. Why is this? Why are Christians harassed, tortured, and executed? Why are Christians hated with such vehemence?   Why, from its earliest conception, would Christianity face persecution? Jesus told us this would happen, so we shouldn’t let it take us by surprise: “You will be hated by all because of My name . . .” Matthew 10:22 All four gospels reiterate this same warning. You…