Often in our Bible study each Sunday, we encounter as we did this week, the New Testament's confession that "Jesus Christ is Lord." We usually spend some time, as we did this week, discussing about the cost of that confession for early Christains. In a world that declared "Caesar is Lord" standing on the confession that "Jesus Christ is Lord" could cost you your relationship with your family, your job, your possessions, even your very life. It's easy for us to think that those days have passed. They have not.
"Hindu Threat to Christians: Convert or Flee."
"Violence in Mosul Forces Iraqi Christians to Flee"
Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in both Iraq and India. Let us stand firm with them resisting the temptation to bow to false lords.