Christian Response to Persecution

SYNOPSIS:  When Christians react to hostility from State or Society with anger and rebellion, Satan triumphs.

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According to some accounts, the persecution of Christians around the world is on the rise. This raises a fundamental question – How should Christians react to persecution, especially, when implemented by governing authorities? Ought we to respond with indignation, civil disobedience, and public protests? Do we not have the civil “right” to do so in Western-style democracies? Or should we follow the examples of Jesus, the Apostles, and the early church? Continue reading