Grace and mercy upon all of you from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus-Christ. Perhaps before answering this question, we should consider whether the message of the Bible (the Gospel) is a dangerous message. It is. Consider this: Jesus was the embodiment of the gospel. He preached it and lived it better than anyone else…and they killed Him for it.
All the apostles (and early Christians) paid very dearly for what they preached.
Romans 8:35-37 – “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Considered as sheep to be slaughtered? Really?
HOW can the “good news”, the greatest news given to men, the free gift of salvation, be so dangerous for the one who preaches it? It is because of WHAT it teaches
Titus 2:11,12 – For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
The message of the gospel is dangerous BECAUSE it attacks what we love…our sinful nature. The message of the gospel demands that we say NO to ungodliness and worldly passions, that we live self-controlled, upright and godly lives.
Many have gained much with their sinful lives? Sin is something many enjoy. But here comes the message of the gospel and denounces that very lifestyle we enjoy so much, stating that such life is not pleasing to God and will lead to our eternal damnation (Romans 6:23).
Millions, my dear friends, do not like this message (even in Christianity), and therefore will persecute its messengers. And so they will quarantine them, insult them, hurt them in any ways possible, not associate with them, imprison them, and may be even, kill them.
My friends, the Good News of the Gospel is indeed very dangerous.
BUT for those of you who will say, “I will still share it, I will still live by it, I will still uphold it no matter what men will do unto me”, this is what Jesus says to you…
John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
So take courage my friends, and move forward, living and preaching the gospel. May the Lord be with you all.