Response to Candida Moss’ exaggerated thesis, in “The Myth of Persecution”

Paul Maier has an excellent response to Professor Moss’ provacative title and exaggerated thesis.

http://www.equip.org/article/the-myth-of-persecution-a-provocative-title-an-overdone-thesis/

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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2 Responses to Response to Candida Moss’ exaggerated thesis, in “The Myth of Persecution”

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  2. θ says:

    Christians suffer because they so stubbornly oppose Jesus who commanded them to pragmatically befriend a mammon (a lesser of 2 evils) for their safety, such as to hire a professional private security firm, or to live nearby the police precinct and military barrack.
    So, ot is their fault if they resist Jesus who commanded them to not resist evil, e.g. by befriending a mammon.
    Lk 16:9
    And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

    Correct this if it is mistaken, that if Christians hate Moslems it means they follow their Christ?
    Lk 14:26
    If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

    Correct this if it is mistaken, is it true if Christians get one house rased down to ground by persecution, they shall get 100 houses?
    Mk 10:30
    But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

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