What should Christians do in the face of persecution to come. In the seventeenth century, Oliver Cromwell campaigned against the English monarchy. Cromwell also persecuted the Anglican church associated with the king. Those were tough times to be that variety of Christian. It was written at the time, “In the year of 1653, when all things sacred were throughout the nation destroyed or profaned, this church was built to the glory of God by Sir Robert Shirley, whose singular praise it was to have done the best of things in the worst of times.” The church today is facing such a time, but we allowed it. We’ve been silent as enemies of the Lord murder unborn babies, empty our classrooms of prayer, and campaign to strip the nation of our trust in God.
It’s a matter of living and standing on what we believe. In a time soon to come, we’ll need courageous church leaders to have the same inscription upon us, that we would remain faithful in the worst of times.