We've been spared and we should be thankful! I think the founding principles of this country have facilitated God's blessings. And you know the drill: our move away from that spiritual heritage makes us increasingly vulnerable to real persecution! Not just Christians, but all people. When evil goes unchecked, all suffer.
Here's why I ask. Don't you think that if Christ transforms a culture, country, or community, persecution will be limited there? After all, the goal is for God's will to be done "on earth" as it is in heaven! And the Bible also promises times of peace (Isaiah 2:4). Maybe the scriptural promises of persecution entail a general principle rather than a hard and fast rule. Can we work to prevent it?
In America, we're in a position to help those who are being persecuted! We are not to be paralyzed by a false Persecution Complex.
Here's our opportunity: The Voice of the Martyrs.