When we have a loving and forgiving God, why is there such a hatred for Christians? That was the question posed to University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin and Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, on this week’s Trending Faith.
We are coming into times where persecution is a very real and raw circumstance in America. Dr. Hiles pointed out how there has been persecution of Christians for hundreds of years across a variety of cultures and people. People being persecuted for their faith is nothing new, and what we, as Christians, are experiencing is just a very minimal expression of that.
“You can see that the Christian experience is becoming more difficult,” commented Pastor Tim.
Dr. Hiles turned to Scripture to discuss how we might feel during these difficult times. Matthew 5:10 reads: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
So this time of difficulty is not without hope; it is filled with the promise, grace and love of Jesus Christ.
Hear the full discussion by watching the video:
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