Monday, May 21, 2007

Just to follow up...

I thought this post was a good follow up to Fred’s sermon this Sunday. Here’s a quote:

…It’s hard to know how to respond to stories of Christian persecution abroad. Of course it is easier to be a Christian in the United States. Ordinarily that would be a good thing; in important ways, our system works. Religious freedom is guaranteed and, in most cases, is protected. That is the way it should be, but the flip side of our religious freedom, of course, is that American Christians, by and large, do not experience the persecution for their faith that is the constant companion of our brothers and sisters elsewhere, along with the powerful spiritual growth that no doubt follows as a result.

…I suspect if we Christians really lived out our faith we would be just as unpopular in the United States as anywhere else.


Read the article and tell me what you think.

2 comments:

Becca said...

I like the posts last comment about the modern "God wants you to be rich" preachers. I bet all the people that are suffering for the faith wish they had gotten that memo. The sermon Sunday was a needed wakeup call to not get lazy about our faith just because we live in a free country.

Kevin Rhyne said...

The sermon Sunday was a needed wakeup call to not get lazy about our faith just because we live in a free country.

...and getting less free by the moment.