March 15, 2019
Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that Thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. John 6:68-69
The Romans were a polytheistic nation—they worshipped many gods. They had a god for this and a god for that. They even built the Pantheon, which was a temple for all the gods that were worshiped in ancient Rome.
So why, then, were Christians so persecuted in the days of the liberal Roman government? They just worshipped “another god”—right? The Romans didn’t persecute other religious people, only Christians. Why did they pick on the Christians? When the Romans subjugated and conquered a people, they let them keep their gods—on one condition: that they remember that Caesar was Lord. Christians proclaimed Jesus as Lord, not Caesar.
As the world becomes more and more syncretized, headed toward a “one world” order, men and women who say that Jesus is the only true Lord are going to be persecuted. Will you stand and proclaim Jesus as Lord no matter what?