Persecution in China

Dr. Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, writes about our Chinese brethren suffering persecution at the hands of the Chinese government.

We need to earnestly pray for our brothers and sisters who, this very moment, are suffering greatly for their faith in our Lord. We also need to heed their example…

Do we have their kind of faith? Are we willing to pay as high a price for our faith as they are for theirs?

Dr. Mohler’s article is worth a read. I especially appreciate this excerpt:

“But our citizenship is in heaven,” Paul reminds us, “and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” [Phil. 3:20]

While the New Testament commands Christians to obey the righteous laws of a nation, believers cannot bend the knee to the regime as their primary allegiance. No Christian is “first and foremost” a citizen of any earthly kingdom or nation. This is a despotic demand for the idolatrous worship of the state.

May we come to realize that doesn’t just apply in China and join our Chinese brethren in being completely sold out to the Lord Jesus.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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