January 20, 2007

Remembering Our Persecuted Brothers

Here is news article about another Pastor being killed:

The Tamil speaking Christian community in Sri Lanka’s northern city of Jaffna is shocked by the brutal murder of a Protestant Christian Tamil pastor in broad daylight on January 13th.

To be honest, I get a little annoyed when Christians in U.S. churches talk about the end time's "tribulation" as something that is yet to come. To say that a "tribulation" is coming is to completely ignore the fact that practically everyone else in the world who calls on the name of Jesus is being persecuted.

I also get upset when we speak of not being able to pray in school, someone talking to us harshly, or being mocked by the media as "persecution." That demeans and belittles those who are actually going through persecution.

Okay, enough of my rant. I am getting off my soap box.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you brother. Don't even get me started on the "troubles" of Americans... the "problems" of the American Church.

    Some days I'd just rather be in a church with a tin roof and dirt floor in Africa than hear about how bad our churches are doing in the US.


    I wish people would realize that we are world citizens, and not just citizens of our individual nations.