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Friday, January 06, 2006

The Persecution Complex

I recently read an insightful article concerning the "Christmas War" and the Christian's appropriate response. The article pointed out the danger of developing an "unbecoming persecution complex."

In The Beast's opinion, the name of Christ would shine in a radically different way if those of us who profess His name would spend more time doing the things of Christ rather than searching for potential society killers and throwing our hands up in disgust as to how the world and culture is persecuting us.

I am not suggesting that we simply ignore the dark areas in our world that need a light, but whining, complaining, fighting, acting like martyrs and being stupid does not shine much light. It removes it.

Instead, lets add the light of Christ by offering our lives to God daily. By sharing what God has done in our lives with another person. By loving our co-workers or neighbors. By joining God in His work around us.

You know, just be Christians.


Anonymous Chao said...

Well said. I get the feeling sometimes that the most vocal Christian complainers are the least Christlike.

Very sad.

In a slightly different direction though, what is your take on the TV show the Gospel of Daniel?

January 09, 2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

There were way, way, more people complaining about being persecuted than the number actually doing the persecuting.

Which means some people are more happy to invent adverseries and adverse situations with which to struggle, which only enhances their own public moral persona.

January 09, 2006 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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February 22, 2007 2:17 PM  

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