There are those in this world who have become Christians, 2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." And, there are those who will become Christians, John 3:7 - "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.". Both who are born-again (saved), will suffer persecutions in this present world. The sad part of this is when persecution comes from your brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you are not saved; born again by belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, please do not let this article deter you from becoming a Christian. You have a fantastic, beautiful life with The Lord, awaiting you when you become a believer/accepter of God's Son - Jesus. He is Lord and He will soon be coming back to Earth, to rule and reign with His people (You and I who make Him Our Lord/Savior in this life). Eternity, never-ending, will be beautiful beyond our greatest experiences and things we have seen in this present world. Paul also states this" "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." - (Romans 8:18 ESV).

The truth of the matter is, as stated also by the Apostle Paul, to his evangelical protégé - Timothy, is this: "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." - (2 Timothy 3:12). So, the answer to fellow believers persecuting you or people unsaved in the world who are doing so, is to pray, offer forgiveness and friendship (even when rejected). Live life without unforgiveness or self-loathing which can be spiritually hindering or even damaging to you in this life as a saved person. In other words, try your best in being "a peacemaker". Because Jesus said you will always be recognized as a child of God (Matthew 5:9).

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Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies but I call myself "Bapticostal". Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).