Persecution From Natural Christians
There are two types of Christian believers.
First type of believer is the “Natural Believer.”
The second type is a true Christian born again by the Promise of God.
There are more Natural Believers than True Believers.
The Natural Believer persecutes the True Believer because they feel their lie of false Christianity is threatened.
Listen carefully to Galatians 4:27-31
For it is written: “Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.” Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does the Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
The natural believer is a church goer and can be quite zealous for what they believe.
Be warned that these Natural Believers will persecute and even prosecute the true Christian just as they did Jesus.
These Sadducees or Pharisees and their followers persecute true Christians.
The Christian of the Promise responded to God’s call for repentance while the Natural Believer’s response is based upon normal religious emotions and reasoning.
The Christians of the Promise deny themselves, pick up their cross and follow the voice of Holy Spirit with total surrender.
The Natural Believer follows the Bible as they interpret it while the believer of the Promise can hear the true voice of God because they hate their own lives by following the Holy Spirit.
The Natural Christian while claiming to do God’s will seeks to do so without denying self and picking up their cross as the Holy Spirit would direct.
Such Natural Christians avoid the Offense of the Cross at all costs rather than paying the cost to follow a very real Jesus.
If you are going to respond to God’s call of repentance it is best to sit down and count the cost before following Jesus because you will be persecuted by the Natural Christian.
This short message is from www.luke1425.org
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