Why Aren’t Christians Persecuted?

Christian symbol: This symbol was used primari...

The fish symbol was used by Christians in the early church to identify themselves secretly. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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.