Australian rugby union player Israel Folau leaves a Code of Conduct hearing in Sydney. (AAP Image)
Have you ever wondered why Christianity is the most persecuted religion? This story sheds light on this indisputable fact, and I believe that this man’s story is at the very heart of the hatred of Christians.
Let’s think about the major religions in the world
Islam demands that the followers of Muhammud obey the Qur’an and bring about Word-wide Jihad. Their goal is domination of the entire world. That’s why I contend that Islam is not truly a ‘religion’ but a totalitarian political system.
What does Islam ask of its people? Follow the Qur’an and use jihad to dominate nations.
This religion focuses on the overcoming of suffering and evil by teaching that one is reincarnated until such person attains the highest level of goodness. This is called “Nirvana.”
Much like Buddhism, Hinduism also believes that people are reincarnated; graduating to higher levels. Hindus worship many gods. These people have been instrumental in bringing “Yoga” to the West. Many Christians do not understand that Yoga is extremely dangerous for Christians, and should NOT be practiced. Each Yoga ‘Pose’ is submission to a Hindu god, even if the participant does not take part in meditation.
Having grown up Jewish, I found the truth about Yeshua (Jesus) in 1983. We sang a song in synagogue called the Shema. “Here O Israel, the Lord thy God, the Lord is ONE.” The Jewish belief in one God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – truly does keep many Jews from receiving Jesus as their Savior. God who has three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit is still ONE God! But Satan lies to my people, telling that that believing in the “Trinity” would be against Judaism.
There are really two major factors why Jewish people have such a hard time believing that Jesus is the Messiah:
- Jesus made it clear that he was God in the flesh. That’s why the Sanhedrin called him a blasphemer. You see, the Jews do NOT believe that Moshiach (Messiah) will be Diety. The are waiting for an anointed “man” who is not God. They cannot grasp the idea of our ONE God having three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The Jews believe that Moshiach (Messiah) will be only for them. They didn’t realize that Jesus came for all people – not just Israel.
Christianity is the only Religion which is based on being reconciled to our Holy God by repenting of our sins and trusting the finished work of Jesus on the Cross and then His resurrection from the dead. We know that His precious blood which He shed on the Cross, paid the sin debt that we could never pay!
So, why the intense hatred of Christians?
We who love our Lord Jesus and have truly been born again, make others uncomfortable. They know that we worship our Lord. They know that we speak of Sin and how it separates us from God.
Christ shines His light in this dark world. Those who reject him do NOT want their sins to be found out.
“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).
Just as this Australian brother was found guilty of a breach of conduct – the world who rejects the Son of God find us (the Remnant) guilty for speaking the Truth of the Word of God. They do not want to be told that they are sinners.
As followers of our Savior, we are called to be Salt and Light. So even during times when we do not speak a word, the unbelievers are uncomfortable around us. THIS is the difference between Christianity and all other so-called religions.
Recently I have been warning the brethren of the coming persecution to Christian Americans. I am not referring to the Tribulation. Jesus speaks of persecution:
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. (John 15:18-21).
Israel Folau, the Australian national rugby player who was suspended for posting a Bible verse calling people to “repent,” has been found guilty of a “high-level breach” of professional conduct.
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Another major difference between Christianity and all other religions is that we serve the LIVING GOD! The disciples watched Jesus as He ascended to His Father in heaven.
No matter how strong the persecution is which IS coming – we do not have to fear. We serve the ONE who created heaven and earth!
And He will never leave us nor forsake us!