Merely Mugged   3 comments

Christians in the 1st century, non-Catholics throughout the Middle Ages, Christians in the Middle East, China, and Myanmar ….

Just examples of Christians who were/are murdered and muzzled simply because they believe that Jesus Christ exists and He is the Answer for what ails the world.

By contrast, Americans are merely mugged. We face social embarrassment and some political hurdles for our beliefs, but nobody is trying to kill us … yet. The Chinese Christians say that American Christianity would be much more vital if we actually faced persecution. Maybe if we risked death or imprisonment for our beliefs, we’d understand the difference between a compelling cause for Christ where we must make a stand and a mere inconvenience where we might want to consider our witness before we get on our high horses.

On the other hand, in a nation founded on natural rights and liberty, all citizens must be eternally vigilant to secure those rights not just for ourselves, but for our fellow citizens.

How do Christians walk that line in a society where religious liberty is threatened with suppression, but not actively persecuted? Should we?

If Hobby Lobby et al are told to tow the ObamaCare line and pay for abortifacients … should they fall in line or is it time for civil disobedience from Christians?


When we’re merely mugged and not murdered, what should our response be, Christians?


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