No one deserves abuse, harassment or even death.......more than a TRUE Christian.
Think about it........EVERY ONE on this earth....is going to suffer hell......for Eternity....what ever that is!
It sounds excruciating to me, to borrow a word that comes from the cross itself!
These people are bearing their own crosses,......
but at a time, when it is too late.....
and at a weight that is too heavy to bear......
On the other hand.....the true Christian.....lying....selfish, coniving wretch that he/she is.....
Gets off "scot free".......with Jesus bearing all that excruciation!
FOR FREE...... with nothing to do on our part....
For Jesus doing that, we inherit heaven?
We inherit heaven for doing what......lying, stealing, lusting, coveting, selfishness, you name it we do it.
It really isn't fair, and it's not justice either! Not at all.....rather...
IT IS ALL BY GOD'S GRACE.....ALL HIM.....NONE ....US!.
So....should we suffer,get humiliated, get sickness and other things, it is only while we are here on earth, so for a limited time only, in that time we get the opportunity to worship Him through our stance for Him.
We get to feel a tiny bit of the pain Christ suffered for us, and He did so willingly too!
A lash, given to us, for Jesus, should be like a bouquet of roses for us to lay at His feet.
Come to think of it......Do we deserve even to do that?
So do we....unlike Jesus.....fight the world system? Or do we spread the love the way He did?
I suppose it's a fair question. The one episode I do remember from Jesus ( relevant to fighting the system)
centered around the desecration of the Temple. The money changers etc..
But....He did not fight with them...... He overthrew the tables.....He used His own authority.
Life under Roman rule was bearable but not democratic.
The Jews were desperate for a Saviour King....but....did Jesus fight Rome?
(He is coming back to fight it in His time, but, when the Jews needed it...did HE?....NO)
And besides that....40 years after He died at Roman hands and others...Jerusalem was destroyed...as prophesied!
So, He didn't really seemed to see the need to do it for their children's children either.
Fact is....everyone in Israel, at that time, was at a crossroad....choose Jesus and choose life....or....
deny Jesus and choose death....
It had nothing to do with living conditions, the economy, tax levels, tolerance or secular academia!
It was a time like all times....like it is today...
There was/is really only one question to answer, because everyone is already well on their way to dying!
The world is and will be against Him as never before. HE told us it would be so!
Yet....His mandate to us is...."GO INTO THE WORLD AND PROCLAIM TO ALL THE WORLD....
AND LO....I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD!"
If we actually do that, we won't have time to fight the system.