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The problem with the emphasis on prosperity is that it is unbalanced when there is no recognition of the role of suffering in God’s plan for our lives. We see that even Jesus, though having never sinned, was made perfect through suffering. If he was perfected by suffering, can we expect any less for ourselves?
The Chinese government has become increasingly totalitarian, demanding that the Christians put loyalty to the State above loyalty to God.
Are you a fan of Jesus, or a follower? A fan can sit in the stands and do the wave. A follower gets out on the field, gets dirty and bruised. No place to play it safe when you are called to serve Jesus:
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you… Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you…” John 15:18-20