It is possible that the persecution which Christians are enduring in various parts of the world will also, in time, come to the USA. Mild forms of it are already present in various places. What should we do to be prepared for it? The following verse may be apropos:
. . . we do not give up even though our outer person is being destroyed
. . . our inner person is being renewed day by day.
. . . our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18 (CSB)
The key to this remarkable assertion is a comparison of the affliction with the final glory:
Momentary —- eternal
Light ———— weight
Affliction ——- glory
The saint who has this impressed upon his mind at all times—but especially when suffering for the faith—will be able to endure affliction. God more than matches His response to what the persecutor dishes out! Indeed, as He says, the two are incomparable. Keeping one’s mind fixed on this fact can make all of the difference in a time of suffering.
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