Christians face widespread harassment ,but strangely enough it seems to be in mostly Christian-majority countries.
Government enacts laws which make it very difficult for Christians to proclaim their faith in the public arena.
Indeed those that do are often bullied and verbally abused so much so that they choose to remain silent. They are being told to conform to societies whims, rather than stay true to what they believe.
It is a sad fact that many Christians find themselves having to compromise their Christian beliefs in order to fit in. Jesus said that we are in the world but not of the world.
That says to me that you do not need to compromise your faith or to conform to the whims of a changing society. I believe that we must be firm in faith, steadfast and sure. As the old hymn is written
We have an anchor that binds the soul, steadfast and sure while the billows roll, fastened to the rock that cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the savior’s love.
Will your anchor hold in the storms life
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain, Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
I would say to my Christian brothers and sisters be strong in the faith, be strong in the face of adversity, be strong when people abuse you, be strong when people pour scorn upon you. Be faithful to God.
The Certainty of God’s Promise
Hebrews 6: 13-20
When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
People swear by someone greater an themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.