Christians should expect to be “persecuted,” because Jesus said, “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20 NKJV). Though the Apostle Paul was persecuted, he said, “I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:11-13 NKJV). What Paul wrote about “evil men and imposters” growing “worse and worse,” he spoke of the natural conflict that always manifests itself between Christians who are trying to get better and better, and sinners who are going in the other direction! Nothing he said was a “sign” to indicate Jesus’ 2nd Coming! Sinners don’t improve without Jesus Christ.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.