Becoming a Christian does not win favor in Indonesia

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Submitted by Michael S, Mar 19, 2017 11:00

Indonesia has a legacy of mass killings of the Chinese minority in the 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_mass_killings_of_1965%E2%80%931966

With that background, it's easy to see why the people are so willing to be conformist. These are days prophesied by Jesus:

Mark 13:
[12] Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
[13] And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Matthew 10:
[21] And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
[22] And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Luke 21:
[16] And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
[17] And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

Very few elements of the gospels are repeated in three NT books like this. Many Evangelical Christians believe this will "never happen to them"; and look at "becoming Christians" as a way of winning favor among men. This certainly isn't true today in Syria and Iraq; and apparently, neither is it true now in Indonesia.


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