“Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight, they are my counselors” (Psalm 119 :23-24). Many Christians are dismayed that government and cultural powers are growing more anti-Christian, but this is nothing new for the people of God. The answer is to be immersed in God’s Word and being conformed to his truth. His kingdom is not of this world, and neither should our hope be in this world.
I have been exploring alternative social media technologies, and one that interests me is Telegram. I decided to start a Telegram channel, Catholic in a Hostile World. If you are using Telegram or want to give it a try, check out my channel. If you don’t want to get into Telegram, you don’t have to because I will be reposting most of my posts here. Telegram is more conducive to smaller posts, so I plan to post shorter but more numerous posts there. I will link to this blog for longer posts.
Here is my first post, setting the tone for the channel.
Jesus said, “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:21-22). Although it is good for Christians to want to influence the culture and see the laws of our nation conform to the law that God has revealed, we should not be surprised when the world violently opposes us. Western civilization has moved from the Christendom of the Middle Ages to an anti-Christian secularism of modernity. For a while, we thought we could get along by compromise, but we are seeing that the anti-Christians are not interested in compromise. Therefore, we must bravely stand firm and proclaim the truth, putting our hope in the promises of God that His kingdom will endure forever.