The world will be in antagonism of the Church until the world ceases to be a world, because it obeys the ” King “, and then, and not till then, will it cease to be hostile to His subjects.
Angel Larsen and her husband Carl, are the owners of Telescope Media Group in Saint Cloud, Minnesota (U.S). This is their drama. “… As Christians, we’d love to use our talents as films makers to celebrate the goodness of marriage as taught in the Bible though our work, but the state has made it clear that if we don’t promote all messages about marriage, we’ll face enormous fines and even up to 90 days in jail, simply for living according to our convictions. Since then, we’ve received a staggering amount of messages wishing death, disease, and increase poverty on us, our family, and even some of our closest associates, all because we challenged the idea that the government should have the power to silence our threaten anyone for not promoting all messages…. “
This Breaking News inspired to-day Gospel: the apostasy of Christians. Therefore, Jesus warned his followers in the Book of John 15: 18-21, for this permanent conflict ( or eternal ) between the world and His followers “ If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hated you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also…” Most often, Christians fully experienced the law, by completely ” loving their Lord & Savior, and loving one another “. That ” love” is the result of that unity of life between the vine & the branches, of which our Lord has been speaking such great and wonderful things. But, that unity of life between Christ and Christians has another consequence than only the spread of love. Just because, it binds them to Him in sacred community, it separates them from those who do not share in His life, and hence the” hate ” of our context is the shadow of love.
All Christians are called to fight spiritually. God provides the armor in Ephesians 6: 10-17. The spiritual war is waged against sin, against erroneous doctrines and practices that corrupt the Body of Christ ( Church ), and against old sin nature within us. A follower’s life is compared to the life of a fighting man – 2 Timothy 2: 1-4 ” you therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also…No man that was entangled himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who have chosen him to be a soldier. “If the opposition is evil and the cause is good, there is nothing wrong with fighting, according to the Bible ” …Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For this cause was the Gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 1 Peter 4: 1-6.