I have been thinking through the section of my upcoming book on Christian persecution, and I am cataloging the different reasons which might explain why Christians in America are not suffering persecution. Here’s the deal. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:12, do not be deceived, anyone who attempts to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
There is a clear promise in Scripture that persecution belongs to all Christians. But Christians are not typically persecuted in America. So, is it because they are not desiring to live godly lives? I am working through several different responses, but I wonder what others might be thinking about persecution in America (and the lack thereof).
Feel free to comment below. I will have a fuller post in the coming days which might help us collect our thoughts.
- How the Blessing of Persecution Works (gregoryccochran.com)
- Our Suffering Is Not In Vain (thebiblequotes.org)
- Where Are John Piper and Rick Warren on Persecution? (gregoryccochran.com)