{"id":16608,"date":"2016-11-21T01:59:00","date_gmt":"2016-11-21T01:59:00","guid":{"rendered":"https:\/\/www.jamestaiwo.com\/?p=16608"},"modified":"2016-11-21T01:59:00","modified_gmt":"2016-11-21T01:59:00","slug":"persecution-trials-christianity-november-21","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https:\/\/jamestaiwo.com\/persecution-trials-christianity-november-21\/","title":{"rendered":"PERSECUTION AND TRIALS IN CHRISTIANITY"},"content":{"rendered":"


Christianity is God\u2019s ordained religion that gives hope and salvation to people.<\/p>\n

The religion promotes every good thing that can benefit humanity.<\/p>\n

However, the religion also attracts the attention of some enemies.<\/p>\n

Satan and his hosts often raise their ugly heads to harass and persecute people who practice Christianity \u2013 The Christians.<\/p>\n

Christianity can expose its observers to some tough circumstances \u2013 Meanwhile the circumstances will ultimately work for believers\u2019 benefits.<\/p>\n

Paul shared his personal experience of Christianity and said,<\/p>\n

\u201c… Are they Hebrews? So\u00a0<\/em>am<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>I. Are they Israelites? So\u00a0<\/em>am<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So\u00a0<\/em>am<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>I. Are they ministers of Christ?\u2014I speak as a fool\u2014I\u00a0<\/em>am<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. <\/em><\/p>\n

From the Jews five times I received forty\u00a0<\/em>stripes<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep;\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>journeys often,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils of waters,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils of robbers,\u00a0<\/em><\/p>\n

In<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils of\u00a0<\/em>my own<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>countrymen,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils of the Gentiles,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils in the city,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils in the wilderness,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils in the sea,\u00a0<\/em>in<\/em>\u00a0<\/em>perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fasting often, in cold and nakedness\u201d (2 Corinthians 11:22-27).<\/em><\/p>\n




Lesson on Persecution and Trials<\/strong><\/em><\/h2>\n

Christians will experience trials and temptations on earth, but God will help us overcome them all.<\/p>\n

Believers will face persecutions from people that oppose our faith in God.<\/p>\n

The enemies will seek for opportunities, and also raise false accusations against the saints.<\/p>\n

Believers must not be afraid of our challenging moments because Jesus Christ has promised to help us overcome.<\/p>\n

Christ promised victory for his saints as said,<\/p>\n

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.\u201d (John 16:33<\/a>).<\/em><\/p>\n