Persecution: A Powerful Tool for Evangelism! Don’t Fear! Persecution of the early Christians after the Day of Pentecost was dreadful and bloody. But, the deadly encounter did not discourage the disciples from evangelism. I want to use this medium to share with you the significance of persecution in evangelism: Is Persecution a Sin?
Similarly, when Jesus heals the paralytic Mark says that “many were gathered together, so that there was no more room…and he [Jesus] was preaching the word to them” (MK 2:2). Therefore, in both of these accounts Jesus reveled in the spotlight and consistently drew enormous crowds that witnessed him cast out demons and perform miraculous healings. This suggests that Jesus was not focused on hiding his miraculous abilities. Rather, Jesus ordered the leper to keep silent about being healed because he wanted to stay in unpopulated areas with disenfranchised people such as the leper. Mark says that once the leper “spoke freely about” being healed, Jesus “was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter” (Mk 1:45).
The differing commands also depend on the context in which they were given - it is good for us to fear God and be obedient, but it’s sinful when that fear is focused on our own wellbeing. The kind of fear that Adam felt in the Bible is an example of the wrong fear. There are several other examples of this fear in the Bible: (Revelation 21:8) we see in the King James Version that the “cowardly” will burn forever in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 25:25) the evil servant hid his coins in the ground claiming that he was “afraid” of the master, who represents God (James 2:19) Jesus tells us that it isn’t enough to merely believe in the Lord - because even the demons do so, and they “tremble.” What then is the proper kind of fear? We are afraid of many terrible things: war, crime, losing a loved one, becoming infected with disease, losing our jobs, or even being late for a meeting. But these are fears of earthly things, and if we act on that fear, it will hold us back from all the good God has in store for
3:14. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of thy life. :15. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed (Satan’s seed will produce his descendants, we read of them in Genesis 4:17 - 24); and her seed; (Her Seed line came out of the DNA of Adam and is the Adamic seed line to Jesus through Seth); it shall bruise your head, (A deadly blow, Satan will end up in the lake of fire) and you shall bruise his heel. - This is related to the nailing of Christ to the cross but Jesus resurrects.
The other people could say that we was a true believer but he did lose faith because god was letting all of these bad things happen without consequences. So far he was very faithful he wanted to still believe that there was a god but soon lost faith. The germans have finally broke him in a small amount of time along with everyone else who most likely lost faith way before him. Elie used to be a happy little boy with a normal life like any other kid. That was until the germans came and took over everything.
Therefore, people that profess to be “good” also break God’s law and have hard and unrepentant hearts, we can see In book of Romans 2:1-5. Because of the way they are doing, they brought condemnation and judged to all men. So who can save them from condemnation and judgement? How can they have a salvation? Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16.
It was named consumption as it seemed to eat away and "consume" its victims. It even gained the nickname, the White Plague. Human bones about 9000 years old show the revealing signs of TB making it an ancient disease that very well could have plagued people during biblical times (Koehler). Leviticus chapter 26 speaks about what God will do or not do for his people depending on whether they meet His conditions. In verse 16, He says “I will do this: I will appoint over you [sudden] terror (trembling, trouble), even consumption and fever that consume and waste the eyes and make the [physical] life pine away.
As the myth progresses Re realizes that he must punish the traitors severely, as a result, he gets them slaughtered and it can be inferred that the remaining people of Egypt would continue to worship him and not underestimate him or betray him the way the others did. On the other hand, in the Mesopotamian religious system, fear has always been a vital feature of it the gods described are shown to be immensely evil, “Tearing the wife from the embrace of the man”, “Snatching the child from the knees of a man” and “No door can shut them out”, this shows that
However, being a God of love and justice; Hence, He loves unconditionally and unfailingly and His judgment is the scepter of truth and righteousness. So, when He learned that Adam and Eve sinned against Him, He did not curse them in anger for disobeying His command. But instead, He considerately spoke to them and listened to their hearts compassionately; And God believed their testimony that He sharply turned to the evil serpent and cursed him and his existence for as long as he lives, but for Adam and Eve, God only pronounced them the just punishment their sin deserved—Adam would be raising his family through painful labor of the ground and Eve would be experiencing painful childbearing. Distinctively, after this incident, as a show of love and forgiveness, God affectionately made for them garments out of animal skin to keep them warm. (Genesis 3:9-21)In human term, parents usually discipline their children to correct their misconducts, because they love them.
Catholics wish to follow in Jesus's footsteps to be like God; and God wants us to love our neighbour- one of his greatest commandments, to share our things, help his children, whether they be local or a stranger from another country. In Matthew's Gospel, chapter 25, 'Jesus identifies himself with those who are poor and excluded and teaches us that we will be judged…by how we treat others' (Newstatesman.com). Divergently, the early Saints had a different opinion on Charity, they argued that what God provided was 'stolen' by those who hoard their wealth instead of sharing with those in need; considering that the Bible teaches that everything we own comes from God, it's only right for us to share all of our belongings. This is why Linda Jones, the Head of Spirituality at the Catholic Agent for Overseas Development determines that when a Catholic acts out of charity or love, they don’t do it because off pity, but out of a commitment to the common good, so that every human can reach their full potential. This common good is asked upon the Catholics throughout the Bible, 1 John 4:8 "God is charity".