Signs of the Times – Persecution of Christians From Their Own

What I have realized from my research is that persecution, promised by Jesus (Mt.24:9; Mk.13:9-13; Lk.21:12-19), will not only come from the world, but from our own. Jesus was a Jew and was persecuted by Jews, most Old Testament prophets were persecuted by their own Jewish brethren, the Apostle Paul became a Christian and before Nero, was persecuted by Christians…

As the “falling away” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) – In Greek: apostasia; defection from truth – increases, those Christians listening to what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3-4) will persecute those seeking truth, as what has already been occurring.

Please, my brethren, do not be discouraged when you are persecuted by so-called Christians and others. Instead, as Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)

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About ariella777

Spent ten years teaching college-level ESL (English as a Second Language), four of those years in the Middle East. Studied Islam for more than six years and now speaks on the Signs of the Times and How to Be Ready both spiritually and physically for perilous times sure to come and Christ's return.
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