July 27, 2009 Filed in: Bible Study
Today we are focused on 1 John 3:13 which reads:
“Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.”
During the first century many Christians were arrested, persecuted and killed. Jesus was killed because the officials perceived that the Romans might come and take away both [their] place of worship and [their] nation (John 11:48). Throughout the centuries this hostility against Christians has continued. It is a battle of ideology. Not necessarily directed to an individual but toward the group. It is the clash between the two kingdoms which exists among us.