The hard truth is that people want to align God with government, because they want an easy way out. They don’t want to suffer for righteousness’s sake.
Which of the prophets weren’t abused? Which righteous man didn’t suffer for his righteousness? Cowardly believers are simply trying to avoid this.
Here are a few of Jesus’ comments on the subject:
You shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. (Mark 13:13)
You are blessed when men hate you, when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of me… Their fathers did the same to the prophets. (Luke 6:22-23)
If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. (John 15:20)
Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer
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