Originally posted by KellyJay
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
What happens to those that walk away?
This for me is a fascinating scripture and one I believe we see misinterpreted and played out wrongly in here all the time, and also in real life.
The key here about being hated by all men is the "for my name's sake". The hatred comes through standing for the name of Jesus, or for being an annoying religious Christian person on the internet which seem here think is the same thing. A classic case in hand would be the JWs who LOVE to be persecuted because they feel the persecution legitimises their claims that they are the chosen ones.
Being challenged on the internet because of your religious beliefs is not persecution and more than the JWs getting grief because they annoy people on their doorsteps or are pompous on the internet, it not persecution either.
"Persecuted for my name's sake"