From the start, no one liked being told they weren’t good enough for God. Especially not the ones who were doing all they could to be good enough, and who felt very satisfied with the job they were doing.
The truth at the core of our faith is so offensive, the first Christians were threatened, cast out of their places of worship, bullied, pressured to be silent, exiled, arrested, imprisoned, tortured, stoned, and killed.
Early believers would never have tried to spread the gospel as a means of life improvement. They spread the truth at great cost because it is eternal truth.
For a brief heartbeat of history, one corner of the world became politer about rejecting the truth. Continue Reading →