persecution

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you."John 15:18-20

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

If they persecuted me, they will persecute you.

Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor me.

So you will have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

- John 15:18, 20; 16:2, 22

Last year a billionaire investor said criticism of the rich today is equivalent to the persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust. He’s not having a stroke; he’s under the influence of one of the most powerful techniques the system has in its arsenal. To get the majority to ignore complaints by any disadvantaged group, you simply insist that disadvantaged group has the real power and that the powerful majority is thus the underdog. It usually involves the following steps:

A) Find an example of a successful member of the disadvantaged group and exaggerate their power.

B) Say or do outrageous things until the victim lashes out, then accuse them of censorship/oppression.

C) Accuse the victim of enjoying their victimization and/or doing what they do purely for publicity. Insist they were asking for it and were the real driving force behind the harassment all along.

5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters

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This is Brian Copeland and his husband Greg Bullard and their kids Esther and Micah. Recently they tried to meet with Davidson Academy to talk about putting Micah in the pre-K program. But the headmaster refused to meet with them.

Why? Because Brian and Greg are gay, literally the only reason. Davidson Academy is a non-denominational Christian private school (aka where I go to school). And in the picture below them are quotations of the guidelines which I can confirm are 100% true. The guidelines basically say, we have the right to not accept someone if they are seen as unholy. They haven’t done a very good job of this cause my gay ass in sitting in bible class right now. It’s an awful school, with lots of awful people. But this is low even for them. And as of right now they are the only school in Tennessee to not accept even a meeting with a same sex couple.

We have a saying at Davidson, “be the DA way” meaning uphold God’s words. There’s a verse in Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Greg and Brian are godly people trying to give Micah a Christian education. And what were they given? Persecution for trying to give their son a good education.

It’s 2k15 and persecution like this is still happening and its outrageous.

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Chinese Christians Cling to Crosses Despite Crackdown

In China, believers are fighting back after officials in Zhejiang Province tore down more than 1,500 crosses from church buildings. You can hear Christians praying and weeping as they watch their cross being removed. Now, some believers are practicing civil disobedience by strapping themselves to crosses to protect them from being taken away.

Horror: ISIS releases video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians

ISIS in Syria has released a horrific video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian men.  Unlike many of their other beheading videos, this one does not cut away during the actual beheadings.

from AFP:

The Islamic State group released a video on Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians the jihadists say they captured in Libya.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi immediately called an urgent meeting of the country’s top security body and declared seven days of mourning.
Al-Azhar, the prestigious Cairo-based seat of Islamic learning, denounced the “barbaric” killings.

The footage released by IS online shows handcuffed hostages wearing orange jumpsuits being beheaded by their black-suited captors in a coastal area the group said was in the Libyan province of Tripoli.

In the latest issue of the IS online magazine Dabiq, the group said 21 Egyptian hostages were being held in Libya, and in Sunday’s video, shot from several angles, the beheadings of at least 10 hostages were seen.
Egyptian state television also broadcast some of the footage from the IS video.

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I won’t be posting the video here because these Islamic radicals use their violence as recruitment tools.  I want no part in spreading their evil. If you must see it, it’s not difficult to find on Google.