The Christian Answer to Situational Ethics

Jesus said it, I believe it:

Matthew 10

Persecution Will Come

16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

 

We will be given what we need when we need it. Stephen the first Christian martyr knew this, but it still cost him his life. We can’t let fear drive us to compromise our convictions. If we do, then we have let fear be our god, not the Lord Jehovah.

This is a tough subject, but the Bible is not always cozy. Don’t read it the way you want it to be read, but read it with your mind open to accept the Truth…no matter how hard it may be.

 

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