Persecution in the United States and Prayer

by admin ~ August 10th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Last week here, I wrote about persecution in the United States. We’ve been blessed here in this country to have the freedom of religion. We can do most of everything the Lord wants us to do without the government stopping us. I didn’t say, without persecution, because we are persecuted by this world and very often by religious people. The workplace isn’t friendly to biblical Christianity, especially in California. Reports are made of certain companies that won’t allow for expressions of biblical truth. There is a hostility there, but also in the education institutions, not welcoming the teaching of the truth. More than anything, there is the threat of something worse to come. We as believers want to continue to live the Christian life with strength. What I’m addressing is why Paul taught Timothy to pray what he did in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, “1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Believers aren’t praying for kings and those in authority, so that they will have easy lives within a sphere of a population that thinks and behaves just like them. They want to be left alone to practice like they believe. There is room for prayer on this. If we value living the Christian life like the Bible teaches, then we want to do it without the interference of those in authority that might be disposed to hinder or stop us.

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