I am reblogging this article from another site. Please click on the link at the bottom and read the whole article. I believe every Christian in America, Europe, and other areas the have relative freedom of religion need to read this article.
PPSIMMONS News and Ministry Contributor
Let us examine two reasons I believe that American Christians
will probably not fully understand Tribulation until its too late!
1. We have never faced true tribulation!
I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that Americans have never experienced true tribulation as a result of their faith in Jesus. That statement may sound a little condescending or as though it is made with a broad stroke at first glance, but is it really either of those? I dare say it is neither. Sadly it is closer to fact than fiction.
According to recent studies, over 100,000 Christians are killed every year for one reason only, because they claim Jesus as Lord! That’s 274 per day or one every 5.25 minutes!
When you run a Google search of “how many Christians killed in the united states” you get zero results matching that exact search! However, after digging a bit further I found the chart at the following link that documents all known and reported Christians attacked and or killed by Muslims in the United States since 9/11/2001. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/ChristianAttacks.htm
Since 9/11/2001 there have been exactly 9 Christians killed in the US for their faith by Muslims. I am well aware that others besides Muslims may have killed a Christian in the U.S. simply because they were a Christian but I cannot find any evidence or statistics to support that assumption. So by using our documented number of 100,000 Christians a year killed for their faith – that would be 1.2 million Christians killed since 9/11/2001, and only 9 in the US!
What is the worst thing that 99.9% of Christians in the U.S. can claim as persecution or tribulation? Being made fun of, a lost relationship with a friend or family member or maybe, in an extreme case, the loss of a job. So can we reallyunderstand persecution or tribulation?
Jesus tells us to consider ourselves blessed for persecution because of his name!
Blessed are they, which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Matthew 5:10, 11 KJV)
2. False doctrines