“Blessed Are Those Who Have Been Persecuted”: Persecution and Being “In Christ”
Persecution is a natural part of the Christian life. Because we are in Christ and He is in us, those who oppose Him will resist us.
Scripture Sabbath Challenge—Mark 8:34–38
Jesus’ message would seem very foreign to much of modern American Christianity. Many Christians and churches have merely adopted the secular worldview of American culture, perhaps rejected a few more blatantly unacceptable elements thereof, and baptized the rest of it in biblical jargon.