Tonight, Cindy and I watched the film, Paul the Apostle, which reveals the suffering of the Christians in Rome under Nero thrown to the lions and used as human torches.
I am thankful that I live under Trump, not Nero. Yet, there are those who would compare Trump to the likes of the Roman tyrant. Americans have no idea of tyranny, nor do American Christians suffer anything compared to the persecutions of the foundational church.
We should be thankful that the Christians “by the power of Jesus resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death,” eventually got the upper hand, when Constantine the Great finally ended the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire with the Edict of Milan in 325 A.D. By the end of the Forth Century Christianity was the official religion of the Empire.
In America we Christians are able to practice and preach our religion in relative peace. Under the Roman Empire pacifism was the only realistic way to conquer the Empire. We live in a country which has a Christian heritage and Christians still have a considerable amount of authority.
The Evangelical Church had enough political clout to elect a Trump, who is willing to speak out for Christ and Christian causes. Pacifism should not be a consideration for us; we need to stay armed to protect and maintain our rights and position. We should be militant and aggressive in standing up for Biblical principles governing our precious institutions.
“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth at it is in Heaven.”