“When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.”
Do you really want to be known as one of Jesus’ witnesses?
Today our brothers and sisters in the family of God are facing threats of death more than ever before simply because Satan wants to silence the gospel. An Al-Qaeda group working in West Africa are targeting ‘the slaves of the cross’. But right across the world in every continent no Christian witness is safe. The cross is not just offensive, that would be mildly put. The cross and the bearer of it have become an abomination to many.
When Jesus said “you will be my witnesses … To the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8) He was speaking of the level of sacrifice needed as a witness. Total. Your very life.
We have to face it that our faith calls for death. Death not for anyone else but that of the cross-bearer.
So maybe on a much lesser scale today you will face some scorn for being a Christian. If so, then you will be part of an army of witnesses who are experiencing exactly the same thing and more.