Why Satan Doesn’t Need To Persecute Us
By ‘us’ I mean comfortable Western Christians like myself.
The reason why Satan doesn’t need to persecute us is because he’s having such success at destroying us without persecution.
Let me put it another way with a question: What would it take to make us deny our faith? If we were under actual and severe persecution, like what many Christians are enduring at this very moment in history, what would it take for us to deny the Lord who saved us?
I ask because whatever that ‘thing’ is, you can bet that Satan is already using it to compromise your faith NOW.
Is it comfort? security? your children? your spouse? your house? your lifestyle? your pleasures? the approval of your peers?
Whatever would make us give up our faith under duress is the very thing that Satan is subtly using to entice us away from total devotion to Jesus, RIGHT NOW.
You see, the enemy doesn’t need to persecute us. He’s already succeeding in destroying our allegiance to Christ without it.
(Want to hear more? I preached on this last week at: www.sermon.net/swccc/sermonid/119957584)