n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Wishing for persecution? : in my opinion
|Article Title||Wishing for persecution? : in my opinion|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Author||Gordon L. Heath|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||15 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||Church growth, Early church, Evangelicalism (North American), Martyrdom and Persecution|
This article identifies four myths associated with the wishing for persecution that is frequently a part of North American evangelicalism. The argument developed is that besides being naïve and completely out-of-touch with the reality of persecution, wishing for persecution is unbiblical. What is even more sobering is that the history of Christianity indicates that the arrival of persecution could be a disaster and lead to the church's complete eradication in a particular geographical region.
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