The blessing of… persecution?

Kencho Kinle is a Christian brother who lives in the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan — an area dominated by Buddhism and shamanism. And not a day goes by that he does not share the Gospel door-to-door. As a result, he and his family were cursed by a sorcerer in the area. His wife and three of his children have died. Read his story here.

He is persecuted for his faith…

…and he views it as a good thing.

“It is necessary to be persecuted,” he said, “the work of God becomes greater.”

Contrast the faith and perspective of this dear brother with the prevailing attitude infesting the Church in the west. We pray to avoid persecution. We ask for comfort, health, wealth and the like. Those who preach messages of prosperity draw crowds by the thousands — while we have brethren who risk their very lives to make Christ known.

Of these two brands of Christianity, which one to you suppose is being blessed?

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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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