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Christians will you explain what you think this means?

Blessed are they who are persecuted for
the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
from the gospel of Mathew

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:04 AM on Aug. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (8)
  • I think it means that if a person is killed for being a Christian, one who didn't deny it, then they are going to heaven. A martyr (sp?), wouldnt that be the term used?
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 2:07 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • It means that Christians can expect to be mocked, tormented, taunted, ridiculed, and suspended at CM for mentioning, posting, and affirming their faith in God, and they will lose thier spouses, kids, jobs, and even their lives for their faith; but if they remain strong in their faith and true to God they will gain eternal life to live and reign with Jesus for forever  <:))))))<<

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • It means that it is a blessing, a privilege, and an honor to suffer unjustly for the Gospel's sake. ( read also 2 Timothy 3:12; John 15:18-20; John 16:33)

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:12 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • agreed with Lexylex. It doesnt mean anything specific, but generally that if youre doing whats right in the eyes of the Lord because thats what he told you to do, then he hold you in high regard. It basically says, I care more about what God thinks of me than what the World thinks of me.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 8:26 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • ditto, lexy and momo.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:49 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Anonymous It means that Christians can expect to be mocked, tormented, taunted, ridiculed, and suspended at CM for mentioning, posting, and affirming their faith in God, and they will lose thier spouses, kids, jobs, and even their lives for their faith; but if they remain strong in their faith and true to God they will gain eternal life to live and reign with Jesus for forever <:))))))<


    I wonder, then, how it is that in history, from the Inquisition to the witch trials to the extermination of the Native people of the Americas to the denial of free citizens to same sex marriage and women to control of their own bodies, that it has always been the christians DOING the persecuting?

    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:01 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Post 11:01 a.m. is not accurate at all. The Inquisition and witch trials had more to do with greed than religion. There are still Native Americans (I am one of them), so obviously there was no extermination. No one is denying same sex couples the right to cohabit (they have been doing this for some time now). Marriage is not "a right for free people"; marriage is to be between a man and a woman - free or not. None of these things you bring up have anything to do with Christians persecuting anyone. Christians are the persecuted, not the other way around. Good try though ...

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Christian are and will be persecuted just because they speak or proclaim the name of Jesus .
    God said to us to be ready to all this persecution and even to death because Jesus being the Master went trough death and cruel persecution we that we are his servants can not be greater that the Master so we will suffer discrimination for our faith and for the principles, values, moral, we stand up for and it will be a big opposition.
    Vero529

    Answer by Vero529 at 3:47 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

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